Macbeth Act II Quiz

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  • 1. 
    What "sign" convinces Macbeth that he must go through with killing the king?
    • A. 

      One of the witches appears in his bedroom.

    • B. 

      He has a nightmare about the murder.

    • C. 

      He sees a floating dagger pointing towards Duncan's bedroom.

    • D. 

      The ghost of his father visits him.


  • 2. 
    Why didn't Lady Macbeth just kill the king herself?
    • A. 

      He looked too much like her father.

    • B. 

      She wanted her husband to have all the satisfaction.

    • C. 

      It would have contradicted her morals.

    • D. 

      She didn't have the bodily strength.


  • 3. 
    What does Macbeth accidentally take with him after murdering the king?
    • A. 

      The murder weapons

    • B. 

      The king's crown

    • C. 

      A book

    • D. 

      The king's bloody pillow


  • 4. 
    Complete Macbeth's quotation: "I thought I heard a voice crying, 'Macbeth has murdered ____!'"
    • A. 

      Truth

    • B. 

      Duncan

    • C. 

      Honor

    • D. 

      Sleep


  • 5. 
    Name the speaker: "My hands are the same color as yours -- but I'd be ashamed to have a heart as white as yours!"
    • A. 

      The old man

    • B. 

      Lady Macbeth

    • C. 

      Banquo

    • D. 

      Macbeth


  • 6. 
    Who else does Macbeth kill that same night?
    • A. 

      Fleance

    • B. 

      The king's watchmen

    • C. 

      Ross

    • D. 

      Lennox


  • 7. 
    Which of the following did NOT happen on the night Duncan was killed?
    • A. 

      Earthquakes shook the land.

    • B. 

      A servant woman killed herself.

    • C. 

      Violent storms broke out.

    • D. 

      Horses ate each other.


  • 8. 
    Name the speaker: "If I had died an hour before this happened, I'd have lived a blessed life span. From now on, there's nothing left worth living for. Everything is a sham. Honor and dignity are dead."
    • A. 

      Lady Macbeth

    • B. 

      Macduff

    • C. 

      Macbeth

    • D. 

      The porter


  • 9. 
    Who vows to find the murderer and punish him/her?
    • A. 

      Macbeth

    • B. 

      Banquo

    • C. 

      Lady Macbeth

    • D. 

      Angus


  • 10. 
    Which characters run away shortly after Duncan's death?
    • A. 

      Banquo and Fleance

    • B. 

      Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

    • C. 

      Malcolm and Donalbain

    • D. 

      Macduff and his family


  • 11. 
    There are many examples of fish imagery in the play.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 12. 
    The purpose of the scene with the porter is to relieve tension after a suspenseful and violent scene.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False


  • 13. 
    A(n) ______ is a speech given by an actor alone on the stage to express the private inner thoughts of that character.
    • A. 

      Paradox

    • B. 

      Soliloquy

    • C. 

      Aside

    • D. 

      Allusion


  • 14. 
    "Regicide" is the murder of a ______.
    • A. 

      Thane

    • B. 

      Brother

    • C. 

      Friend

    • D. 

      King


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