Macbeth Act 1 About Shakespeare's Play

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Macbeth Act 1 About Shakespeare

Macbeth is a great play written by William Shakespeare. It shows us just how far the characters go to gain political power and use if to carry out their own ambitions. How much do you remember about the first act of the play? Take the quiz below and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is the kind when the play starts?
    • A. 

      Duncan

    • B. 

      Malcom

    • C. 

      Cawdor

    • D. 

      Macduff

  • 2. 
    Whom does Macbeth defeat in battle?
    • A. 

      Duncan's armies

    • B. 

      King Edward's English army

    • C. 

      The armies of Norway and Ireland

    • D. 

      Banquo

  • 3. 
    What do the witches prophesy?
    • A. 

      Macbeth will be king and his sons will inherit the throne

    • B. 

      Banquo will be king but Macbeth will be much happier

    • C. 

      Macbeth will be king but Banquo will murder him

    • D. 

      Macbeth will be king and Banquo's children will be kings

  • 4. 
    What title, predicted by the witches, does Macbeth receive?
    • A. 

      Earl of Dunsinane

    • B. 

      Thane of Cawdor

    • C. 

      Prince of Birnam Wood

    • D. 

      Prince of Scotland

  • 5. 
    Who is made heir to Duncan's throne?
    • A. 

      Macbeth

    • B. 

      Macduff's son, Fleance

    • C. 

      Duncan's son, Malcom

    • D. 

      Macduff

  • 6. 
    Whom does Duncan hear reports of Cawdor's execution from?
    • A. 

      Malcolm

    • B. 

      Macduff

    • C. 

      Macbeth

    • D. 

      Banquo

  • 7. 
    Macbeth is married.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Who are the Irish invaders lead by?
    • A. 

      Macdonwald

    • B. 

      Macduff

    • C. 

      Macbeth

    • D. 

      Duncan

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