Macbeth ACT 1 Quiz

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Quiz on Act I of Macbeth

  
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  • 1. 
    How many witches are there in Act I?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4


  • 2. 
    Why was the original Thane of Cawdor executed?
    • A. 

      He cheated on his wife.

    • B. 

      He committed treason against King Duncan and Scotland.

    • C. 

      He killed the Queen.

    • D. 

      He refused to go into battle because he was a coward.


  • 3. 
    What do the witches predict?  (You may select more than one answer.)
    • A. 

      Banquo's sons will be kings.

    • B. 

      Macbeth will be the Thane of Cawdor.

    • C. 

      Macbeth will be King of Scotland.

    • D. 

      Banquo will kill Macbeth.


  • 4. 
    Why does Macbeth want to kill King Duncan?
    • A. 

      Duncan is an unfair leader.

    • B. 

      Duncan is old and senile and can't take care of the country anymore.

    • C. 

      Macbeth wants to be King himself.

    • D. 

      Duncan insulted Macbeth's manhood.


  • 5. 
    Who helps Macbeth come up with his plan to kill the King?
    • A. 

      Banquo

    • B. 

      Lady Macbeth

    • C. 

      The Weird Sisters

    • D. 

      Lennox


  • 6. 
    True or False: The penalty for treason (being a traitor to the king) is life in prison.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 7. 
    True or False: Macbeth purposefully keeps his plot against Duncan from his wife.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 8. 
    True or False: Duncan announces that he has chosen Ross to be the next king.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 9. 
    True or False: Although he has the ambition to become king, Macbeth verbalizes many good reasons not to kill King Duncan.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 10. 
    “Fair is foul, and foul is fair,” is said by the Witches.  A riddle-like phrase that seems contradictory is also known as a(n) _____________.

  • 11. 
    Banquo seems to understand that the witches’ prophecies could lead to trouble, while ___________ can think only about the promise of greatness.

  • 12. 
    Macbeth obviously respects and values his wife as an equal, which he proves by calling her, “dearest _____________ in greatness.”

  • 13. 
    Lady Macbeth believes that in order to carry out the murder, she must behave more like a _____________.

  • 14. 
    Lady Macbeth says she keeps all promises she makes, and says she would even kill her _____________ if she had vowed to do so.

  • 15. 
    The witches are sometimes referred to as The Weird Sisters. "Weird" comes from an Anglo-Saxon term, "wyrd," which means _______.

  • 16. 
    A(n) ________ is a character's speech, directed to the audience, that is not supposed to be heard by other characters on stage.
    • A. 

      Soliloquy

    • B. 

      Ballad

    • C. 

      Aside

    • D. 

      Aural


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