MCQ Trivia On Macbeth Act II Quiz!

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Are you familiar with Macbeth Act II? Do you suppose you can do well withthis quiz? The main characters in Act II include Banquo, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, King Duncan, and Donalbain. At the end of act 2, Macbeth had murdered Duncan, Duncan’s sons were held responsible for the crime, and Macbeth is crowned King of Scotland. Take this quiz and see how very much you know about Macbeth Act II.


Questions and Answers
  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    C. He sees a floating dagger pointing towards Duncan's bedroom.
    Explanation
    Macbeth is convinced to go through with killing the king because he sees a floating dagger pointing towards Duncan's bedroom. This supernatural vision symbolizes his desire and ambition to commit the murder. The dagger represents the temptation and the path he must take to achieve his goals. It serves as a sign that he interprets as a message from fate, pushing him towards the act. This vision solidifies Macbeth's resolve and convinces him that he must carry out the regicide.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. He looked too much like her father.
    Explanation
    Lady Macbeth didn't kill the king herself because he looked too much like her father. This suggests that she had an emotional attachment to her father and couldn't bring herself to harm someone who resembled him. This explanation implies that Lady Macbeth's decision was driven by her personal feelings and emotional conflict, rather than practical or strategic reasons.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. The murder weapons
    Explanation
    After murdering the king, Macbeth accidentally takes the murder weapons with him. This suggests that he is not in a clear state of mind and is acting impulsively. The fact that he takes the murder weapons also implies that he may have a fear of being caught and wants to dispose of them elsewhere. This action further highlights Macbeth's guilt and the consequences of his actions.

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  • 4. 

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

    • A.

      Truth

    • B.

      Duncan

    • C.

      Honor

    • D.

      Sleep

    Correct Answer
    D. Sleep
    Explanation
    In this quote from Shakespeare's play Macbeth, the correct completion of the quotation is "Macbeth has murdered sleep!" This line is spoken by Macbeth himself after he has killed King Duncan. It signifies Macbeth's guilt and remorse for his actions, as he realizes that he can no longer find peace or restful sleep due to the weight of his crimes. The word "sleep" symbolizes innocence and peace of mind, which Macbeth has lost through his murderous actions.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Lady Macbeth
    Explanation
    In this quote, the speaker is expressing their disdain towards someone else's lack of empathy or compassion. They compare the color of their hands to emphasize that they are physically similar, but their hearts are different. This quote is often attributed to Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's play "Macbeth." She uses this statement to criticize her husband's hesitation and lack of ruthlessness in their pursuit of power.

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  • 6. 

    Who else does Macbeth kill that same night?

    • A.

      Fleance

    • B.

      The king's watchmen

    • C.

      Ross

    • D.

      Lennox

    Correct Answer
    B. The king's watchmen
    Explanation
    Macbeth kills the king's watchmen on the same night. This is significant because it demonstrates Macbeth's ruthless nature and his willingness to eliminate anyone who poses a threat to his newfound power. By killing the watchmen, Macbeth ensures that there will be no witnesses to his heinous act of regicide, further securing his position as king. Additionally, this act foreshadows the chaos and bloodshed that will ensue throughout the play as Macbeth becomes consumed by his ambition and paranoia.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. A servant woman killed herself.
    Explanation
    The given answer states that a servant woman did not kill herself on the night Duncan was killed. This implies that there were other events that did occur on that night, such as earthquakes shaking the land, violent storms breaking out, and horses eating each other. However, there is no information provided about the circumstances of Duncan's death or any other events that may have taken place.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Macbeth
    Explanation
    The speaker of this quote is Macbeth. Macbeth utters these words after he learns about the death of his wife, Lady Macbeth. He expresses his despair and hopelessness, believing that there is nothing left for him to live for. He sees everything as deceitful and meaningless, and believes that honor and dignity no longer hold any value. This quote reflects Macbeth's deep remorse and the heavy burden of guilt that he carries for his actions throughout the play.

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  • 9. 

    Who vows to find the murderer and punish him/her?

    • A.

      Macbeth

    • B.

      Banquo

    • C.

      Lady Macbeth

    • D.

      Angus

    Correct Answer
    B. Banquo
    Explanation
    Banquo vows to find the murderer and punish him/her. In the play Macbeth, Banquo is a loyal and noble friend of Macbeth. After witnessing the prophecy of the witches regarding Macbeth becoming king, Banquo becomes suspicious of his friend's sudden rise to power. When King Duncan is murdered, Banquo suspects Macbeth and vows to uncover the truth and bring the murderer to justice. This determination shows Banquo's strong moral character and his commitment to justice.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Malcolm and Donalbain
    Explanation
    After the death of Duncan, Malcolm and Donalbain, who are Duncan's sons, decide to flee Scotland. They suspect that they might be in danger as they suspect foul play in their father's death. They fear that they could be the next targets, so they choose to run away to ensure their safety. This decision creates suspicion and doubt among the other characters, as it appears as if they are guilty of the murder.

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  • 11. 

    There are many examples of fish imagery in the play.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "There are many examples of fish imagery in the play" is false. This means that the play does not contain multiple instances of fish imagery.

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  • 12. 

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

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The purpose of the scene with the porter is to provide a moment of comic relief and lighten the mood after a suspenseful and violent scene. This serves to alleviate the tension built up in the audience and allows them to relax momentarily before the story continues. By introducing humor, the scene also adds contrast and balance to the overall tone of the narrative, making it more engaging and enjoyable for the viewers.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Soliloquy
    Explanation
    A soliloquy is a speech given by an actor alone on the stage to express the private inner thoughts of that character. It allows the character to directly address the audience, revealing their innermost feelings and thoughts. Soliloquies are often used to provide insight into a character's motivations, conflicts, and emotions, and are a common literary device in plays. Unlike an aside, which is a brief remark made by a character to the audience that is not meant to be heard by other characters on stage, a soliloquy is a longer and more introspective speech.

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  • 14. 

    "Regicide" is the murder of a ______.

    • A.

      Thane

    • B.

      Brother

    • C.

      Friend

    • D.

      King

    Correct Answer
    D. King
    Explanation
    Regicide refers specifically to the act of murdering a king. It is derived from the Latin word "rex," which means king. Therefore, the correct answer is "king."

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