Q1. Read the text carefully and answer the questions given at the end of the passage.
THUNDER. THE THREE WITCHES ENTER, MEETING HECATE.
What’s wrong, Hecate? You look angry.
Don’t I have a reason to be angry, you disobedient hags? How dare you give Macbeth riddles and prophecies about his future without telling me? I am your boss and the source of your powers. I am the one who secretly decides what evil things happen, but you never called me to join in and show off my own powers. And what’s worse, you’ve done all this for a man who behaves like a spoiled brat, angry and hateful. Like all spoiled sons, he chases after what he wants and doesn’t care about you. But you can make it up to me. Go away now and in the morning meet me in the pit by the river in hell. Macbeth will go there to learn his destiny. You bring your cauldrons, your spells, your charms, and everything else. I’m about to fly away. I’ll spend tonight working to make something horrible happen. I have a lot to do before noon. An important droplet is hanging from the corner of the moon. I’ll catch it before it falls to the ground. When I work it over with magic spells, the drop will produce magical spirits that will trick Macbeth with illusions.
He will be fooled into thinking he is greater than fate, he will mock death, and he will think he is above wisdom, grace, and fear. As you all know, overconfidence is man’s greatest enemy.
MUSIC PLAYS OFFSTAGE, AND VOICES SING A SONG WITH THE WORDS “COME AWAY, COME AWAY.”
Listen! I’m being called. Look, my little spirit is sitting in a foggy cloud waiting for me.
Come on, let’s hurry. She’ll be back again soon.
THEY ALL EXIT.
(a) What is the main idea of the given extract?
A. Character of Macbeth.
B. Hecate rebuked sisters for meddling with Macbeth without consulting her.
C. Thinking of Macbeth that he is greater than fate.
D. Macbeth mocking death.
(b) ‘And what’s worse, you’ve done all this for a man who behaves like a spoiled brat, angry and hateful?’ Who do you think is being called ‘a spoiled brat’ in this line?
(c) Which of the following was Hecate’s advice?
A. Macbeth is above wisdom
B. Macbeth will be fooled
C. Macbeth is greater than fate
D. Overconfidence is man’s greatest enemy
(d) Macbeth behaved like a _______.
A. spoiled brat
B. nobel king
C. wise scholar
D. kind worrier
(e) The three witches noticed that Hecate was looking ________.
Q2. Here is a randomized list of slang words and colloquial expressions. Identify these words as slang or colloquial expressions and write them under their respective categories in the given table. You are required to provide only FIVE words for each category. (5+5=10 Marks)
|Blinkered Do-Lally forealsbrah That’s fire Loopy Pissed Bamboozle Saucy pedantic wretch In a pickle Blimey||Stag night Conniption Ruckus Pukka Gawp Crikey Tosser Yonder Hoity toity Pound of flesh|
|Sr. No||Slang Words||Colloquial Expressions|
|2||Do-lally||In a pickle|
|3||Loopy||Saucy pedantic wretch|
|5||Blimey||Pound of flesh|