Macbeth Act 5 Scene 8 Quiz

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  • 1. 

    By the end of the play, Macbeth is completely devoid of any morality. Do you still have sympathy for him? Do you think he truly deserved his fate? Why or why not? Explain. 

  • 2. 

    6. What is the meaning of this quote, spoken by Macbeth: “Of all men else I have avoided thee/But get thee back! My soul is too much charged/With blood of thine already”?

  • 3. 

    7. Who are the “juggling fiends” that Macbeth refers to in Line 19?

  • 4. 

    Who killed Macbeth? 

    • A.

      Mack

    • B.

      Macduff

    • C.

      Malcolm

    • D.

      Lady Macbeth

    Correct Answer
    B. Macduff
    Explanation
    Macduff is the correct answer because in the play "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare, Macduff is the one who ultimately kills Macbeth. Macduff seeks revenge for the murder of his family, which was orchestrated by Macbeth. In the final battle, Macduff confronts Macbeth and beheads him, fulfilling the prophecy that Macbeth would be defeated by a man not born of a woman. Macduff's actions lead to the restoration of peace and the end of Macbeth's tyrannical reign.

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  • 5. 

    Who becomes the rightful king of Scotland? 

    • A.

      Macdonwald

    • B.

      Macduff

    • C.

      Malcolm

    • D.

      Macbeth

    Correct Answer
    C. Malcolm
    Explanation
    Malcolm becomes the rightful king of Scotland because he is the son of King Duncan and the rightful heir to the throne. After the murder of Duncan by Macbeth, Malcolm flees to England to gather support and eventually returns with an army to overthrow Macbeth and claim his rightful place as king.

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  • 6. 

    How was Macduff born? 

    • A.

      Natural Birth

    • B.

      Magic

    • C.

      Cloning

    • D.

      Cesarean Section

    Correct Answer
    D. Cesarean Section
    Explanation
    Macduff was born through a Cesarean section. This means that instead of being born through the natural process of childbirth, Macduff was delivered through a surgical procedure in which an incision was made in the mother's abdomen and uterus. This method is often used when there are complications during pregnancy or labor, or when it is deemed safer for the mother or the baby.

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  • 7. 

    How was the second witches' prophecy fulfilled? 

    • A.

      Macbeth was defeated by someone who was not born of a woman

    • B.

      Macbeth became Thane of Scone

    • C.

      Fleance was crowned king of Scotland

    • D.

      Macbeth had four children

    Correct Answer
    A. Macbeth was defeated by someone who was not born of a woman
    Explanation
    Macbeth was defeated by someone who was not born of a woman. This prophecy was fulfilled when Macduff revealed that he was "untimely ripped" from his mother's womb, meaning he was delivered via a Caesarean section and not born in the traditional sense. This fulfilled the witches' prophecy that Macbeth would be defeated by someone who was not born of a woman, ultimately leading to Macbeth's downfall.

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  • 8. 

    How did Macbeth's attitude change during his fight with Macduff? 

    • A.

      He became more confident of himself

    • B.

      He became afraid and surrendered

    • C.

      His confidence faltered, but he kept on fighting

    • D.

      He became depressed and killed himself

    Correct Answer
    C. His confidence faltered, but he kept on fighting
    Explanation
    During his fight with Macduff, Macbeth's attitude changed as his confidence faltered. However, despite this setback, he did not give up and continued to fight.

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