All the questions are attached in the document. What can you infer from this passage from “The Sermon on the Mount”? “Is not the life more than meat, and
the body than raiment?”a. God will provide people with food and clothing.
b. The spirit is more important than the physical body.
c. Food and clothing are easy to obtain.
In the “Parable of the Prodigal Son,” the younger son
a. wastes the money his father gives him.
b. disobeys his father and runs away.
c. stays at home and works in the field.
Which lines rhyme in each Shakespearean sonnet?

lines1and2;lines3and4

lines1and4;lines2and3

lines1and3;lines2and4

The “Great Chain of Being” has a break in it in Act II. An example of this is when

a falcon was killed and eaten by a mousing owl.

witches appear and warn Macbeth.

a dagger appears before Macbeth’s eyes.

Raleigh’s poem is a reply poem to Marlowe’s.

True

False

Plays at The Globe were performed both during the day and at night.

True

False

What does the speaker do in each quatrain of “Sonnet 130”?

He praises his beloved.

He makes fun of his beloved.

He speaks to his beloved.

____ 8.
In Sidney’s “Sonnet 31,” what does the moon symbolize?
a. lost chances
b. natural beauty
c. his feelings
At the end of the banquet scene, Macbeth tells his wife that Macduff did not come to the celebration. Then
he says that, “We are yet but young in deed.” What does he mean?
a. They are just learning how to rule.
b. They are very young to be rulers.
c. They are not finished with their troubles.
What is the theme of “Sonnet 29”?

The speaker must learn to live with his disappointments.

Knowing his beloved makes up for all the speaker’s problems.

Life’s greatest disappointment is to live alone.
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Course Name: Twelfth Grade English 1: Early British
Literature
Student: Aguistin Spaan
Course ID:
ENGH043060
ID: G87557040
Submittal:
52
Progress Test 2
This Progress Test covers the course materials that were assigned in Units 3 and 4. Although the progress test is
similar in style to the unit evaluations, the progress test is a closed-book, proctored test. You may not have access to
notes or any of the course materials while you are taking the test. It is important that you do your own work. Select
the response that best completes the statement or answers the question.
____ 1.
What can you infer from this passage from “The Sermon on the Mount”? “Is not the life more than meat, and
the body than raiment?”
a.
b.
c.
____ 2.
In the “Parable of the Prodigal Son,” the younger son
a.
b.
c.
____ 3.
True
False
Plays at The Globe were performed both during the day and at night.
a.
b.
____ 7.
a falcon was killed and eaten by a mousing owl.
witches appear and warn Macbeth.
a dagger appears before Macbeth’s eyes.
Raleigh’s poem is a reply poem to Marlowe’s.
a.
b.
____ 6.
lines 1 and 2; lines 3 and 4
lines 1 and 4; lines 2 and 3
lines 1 and 3; lines 2 and 4
The “Great Chain of Being” has a break in it in Act II. An example of this is when
a.
b.
c.
____ 5.
wastes the money his father gives him.
disobeys his father and runs away.
stays at home and works in the field.
Which lines rhyme in each Shakespearean sonnet?
a.
b.
c.
____ 4.
God will provide people with food and clothing.
The spirit is more important than the physical body.
Food and clothing are easy to obtain.
True
False
What does the speaker do in each quatrain of “Sonnet 130”?
a.
b.
c.
He praises his beloved.
He makes fun of his beloved.
He speaks to his beloved.
____ 8.
In Sidney’s “Sonnet 31,” what does the moon symbolize?
a.
b.
c.
____ 9.
lost chances
natural beauty
his feelings
At the end of the banquet scene, Macbeth tells his wife that Macduff did not come to the celebration. Then
he says that, “We are yet but young in deed.” What does he mean?
a.
b.
c.
They are just learning how to rule.
They are very young to be rulers.
They are not finished with their troubles.
____ 10. What is the theme of “Sonnet 29”?
a.
b.
c.
The speaker must learn to live with his disappointments.
Knowing his beloved makes up for all the speaker’s problems.
Life’s greatest disappointment is to live alone.
____ 11. Why does the speaker in Spenser’s “Sonnet 75” write his love’s name in the sand?
a.
b.
c.
to show her he will love her forever
because his action will make their love immortal
to show their love has survived great suffering
____ 12. In Macbeth, Fleance is killed by Macbeth.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 13. Macduff finds out that his wife and children
a.
b.
c.
are killed by Macbeth’s men.
flee Scotland for London.
have left him because they think he is loyal to Macbeth.
____ 14. The meaning of a quotation restated in simpler language is
a.
b.
c.
inferring.
summarizing.
paraphrasing.
____ 15. At the beginning of Act IV of Macbeth, a witch calls out “something wicked this way comes” just as Macbeth
approaches. What can you infer from her comment?
a.
b.
c.
Even the witches think Macbeth is evil.
The witches know that their evil masters will soon appear.
The witches think that Hecate is near.
____ 16. We can learn about the practice of medicine during the time of the play by how the doctor treats Lady
Macbeth. What is one inference we can make?
a.
b.
c.
Doctors were skilled at treating battle wounds.
Doctors knew little about treating common illnesses.
Doctors knew little about emotional distress.
____ 17. In Macbeth, the witches fear bad weather.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 18. King James commissioned the King James Bible to be written.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 19. Lady Macbeth’s reaction to her husband’s news reveals that
a.
b.
c.
she believes that Macbeth must attain the crown honestly.
she believes she must help her husband with his wickedness.
she doesn’t believe Macbeth’s words.
____ 20. Why does Lady Macbeth choose not to kill King Duncan herself?
a.
b.
c.
She thinks the king, as he sleeps, looks like her father.
She thinks Macbeth should do it to prove he is a strong leader.
She does not believe a woman should kill a king.
____ 21. The Renaissance refers to the revival of classical learning at this time.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 22. The content of a poem is affected by the sonnet form by
a.
b.
c.
shortening the ideas so they fit into four-line quatrains.
using chronological order in the first three quatrains.
following the same rhyme scheme throughout.
____ 23. In “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd,” the nymph rejects the shepherd because
a.
b.
c.
she loves another and will not leave him.
time will pass, and the joys of youth will fade.
she grew tired of waiting and married another.
____ 24. Shakespeare begins “Sonnet 16” by saying, “Let me not to the marriage of true minds admit impediments.”
“Impediments” is close in meaning to _________.
a.
b.
c.
obstacles.
statues.
arguments.
____ 25. After the rebellion, King Duncan is grateful to Macbeth because Macbeth
a.
b.
c.
captured Scotland for the king.
refused to join the rebels in fighting against Scotland.
saving Duncan’s kingdom from the rebels and the Norwegian king.
____ 26. In the opening scene at Dunsinane Castle, Macbeth has no patience for his servant. He says, “Go prick thy
face and over-red thy fear. / Thou lily-livered boy.” What does his treatment of the servant tell you about how
Macbeth’s character has changed?
a.
b.
c.
He has grown brutal.
He has become more honorable.
He has become a coward.
____ 27. “Psalm 23” is often read at weddings.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 28. The main theme of _________is seen in Act I of The Tragedy of Macbeth.
a.
b.
c.
disloyalty
betrayal
loyalty in battle
____ 29. The soldiers are told to cut down branches of trees to carry as they march. Why?
a.
b.
c.
They can use the branches to start a fire and burn down the castle.
Macbeth will not know how many men are in the army.
Macbeth can see that Birnam Wood is moving on Dunsinane.
____ 30. Act IV ends with Macduff and Malcolm
a.
b.
c.
fleeing Macbeth together.
deciding to invade Scotland.
fighting each other for rule of Scotland.
____ 31. Macbeth’s decision to kill Banquo is based on
a.
b.
c.
Lady Macbeth’s urging him to do so.
Macbeth’s belief that Banquo wants to kill him and become king himself.
the witches’ prediction that Banquo’s son would be king.
____ 32. During the banquet, Macbeth becomes unhappy and distracted. Lady Macbeth says to him, “Gentle my lord,
sleek o’er your rugged looks; / Be bright and jovial among your guests tonight.” What does she mean?
a.
b.
c.
Be careful. Your guests are angry and not to be trusted.
Don’t look so gloomy. Be cheerful with your guests.
You look very rugged. Go clean up before seeing your guests.
____ 33. What does Jesus say happens to the fowls of the air in “The Sermon on the Mount”?
a.
b.
c.
God takes care of them.
Their lives are meaningless because they do not believe in God.
They must fight daily to eat and to survive.
____ 34. Elizabethan theatres needed to be small buildings in order for the audience to hear the actors.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 35. “Psalm 23:” states “I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever . . . ” This means
a.
b.
c.
I will live with the Lord after my death.
my house will always be a house of prayer.
the Lord will protect me from my enemies.
____ 36. The following is seen in the character of King Duncan:
a.
b.
c.
He values bravery and loyalty.
He is a weak king.
He is a wise military leader.
____ 37. In the end of Act IV, Malcom is ready to go fight Macbeth. He says, “Macbeth is ripe for shaking and the
Pow’rs above put on their instruments.” What is he saying?
a.
b.
c.
Macbeth is near and the bells are warning them.
They are prepared to take on Macbeth and the powers above urge them on.
They are too close to Macbeth and they are warned from above to stop.
____ 38. In these lines from “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd,” the Nymph says the Shepherd’s ideas are
unrealistic. What does the Nymph think of the Shepherd? “Thy gowns, thy shoes, thy beds of roses, / Thy
cap, thy kirtle, and thy posies / Soon break, soon wither, soon forgotten, / In folly ripe, in reason rotten.”
a.
b.
c.
None of these things matter if love is true.
All of these things wear out in time, as does love itself.
The shepherd’s ideas of a perfect life are foolish.
____ 39. What does Macbeth mean when he says the blood on his hands will redden all the seas?
a.
b.
c.
He is not the only one who wanted Duncan dead.
He can never get over his guilt about killing Duncan.
He is afraid to wash the blood from his hands.
____ 40. Soliloquies reveal inner thoughts of the characters.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 41. When Banquo is killed, the third murderer is
a.
b.
c.
unexplained.
injured by accident and left to die.
Macbeth.
____ 42. Why didn’t some advisors want Elizabeth to go before her troops?
a.
b.
c.
They feared she would misspeak and cause revolt.
They feared one of the armed men would harm her.
They didn’t want her to promise the troops money.
____ 43. Queen Elizabeth I spoke to her troops just after the defeat of the Spanish Armada.
a.
b.
True
False
____ 44. The point Queen Elizabeth was emphasizing when she appeared before her troops while wearing a silver
breastplate was that she
a.
b.
c.
had more power than they.
wasn’t afraid of them.
was ready to fight with them if necessary.
____ 45. How does Shakespeare describe love in “Sonnet 116”?
a.
b.
c.
Love is eternal.
Love is brief.
Love is harsh.
____ 46. What do Queen Elizabeth’s words, “my realm, my kingdom, and my people,” imply about her view of her
role as queen?
a.
b.
c.
They show her lack of belief in her country.
They indicate her prejudice against other countries.
They exhibit her identification with her country.
____ 47. In the final battle, Macbeth fights bravely, even after he learns he will probably die. What do these actions
suggest about him?
a.
b.
c.
Macbeth never believed the witches’ prophecies and would kill them.
Macbeth remained an honorable man throughout the play and was noble.
Macbeth still desired the crown and could not change his path of wrong doings.
____ 48. In “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love,” what does the speaker urge his love to do?
a.
b.
c.
forgive him for loving another
run away with him to the city
come live with him in the country
____ 49. In Act III of The Tragedy of Macbeth, Shakespeare’s main purpose is to
a.
b.
c.
introduce important characters.
show how Macbeth’s troubles are growing.
resolve the central conflicts.
____ 50. What is the basic form of a sonnet?
a.
b.
c.
fourteen lines
eight lines
twelve lines
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