The Ultimate Macbeth Play Quiz! Trivia

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The Ultimate Macbeth Play Quiz! Trivia

In the story of Macbeth, we got to see the story of what being consumed by ambition can lead someone to do unimaginable things. It is clearly evident that every action has a repercussion as to the guilt that consumes the plays lead actor. What can you remember from the riveting play and its characters? Take up the quick test below and get to find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 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? 
    • A. 

      Banquo's sons will be kings.

    • B. 

      Macbeth will be the Thane of Cawdor.

    • C. 

      Macbeth will be the 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. 
    The penalty for treason (being a traitor to the king) is life in prison.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Macbeth purposefully keeps his plot against Duncan from his wife.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    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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