Macbeth Acts I, II, & III

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This quiz goes over the plot details of acts I, II, and III of MACBETH


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    MACBETH opens with the scene of the three witches discussin their next meeting.  The scene concludes with "Fair is foul, and foul is fair..."What does this indicate about the rest of the play?
    • A. 

      That the witches are good at inversion

    • B. 

      That alliteration will play a big part in thier lines

    • C. 

      Things are not what they seem

  • 2. 
    Act I of MACBETH  sees our tragic hero awarded which titles for his valor in battle?
    • A. 

      Thane of Glamis

    • B. 

      Thane of Cawdor

    • C. 

      Thane of Inverness

  • 3. 
    Macbeth sends a letter to his wife explaining his encounter with the witches.  She in turn fears that Macbeth is "too full o the milk of human kindness..." (I,v).  Who does she call upon to make her cruel enough and ruthless enough to follow through with the plan of murder?
    • A. 

      Supernatural agents

    • B. 

      The witches

    • C. 

      Her own child

  • 4. 
    What is Macbeth's tragic flaw?
    • A. 

      He listens to his wife

    • B. 

      He is overly ambitious

    • C. 

      He is impatient

  • 5. 
    What does Lady Macbeth accuse her husband of lacking in order to convince him to follow thorugh with her plan?
    • A. 

      Ambition

    • B. 

      Manliness

    • C. 

      Reason

  • 6. 
    In Macbeth's soliloquy of act II, scene i, he imagines he sees what?
    • A. 

      A bloody hand

    • B. 

      A dagger

    • C. 

      His own death

  • 7. 
    What reason does Lady Macbeth offer for her not doing the deed?
    • A. 

      She was afraid of being caught by the guards

    • B. 

      She was not physically strong enough to kill Duncan

    • C. 

      Duncan looked like her father as he slept

  • 8. 
    Which is the stronger motif in Act II, scene i?
    • A. 

      Sleep

    • B. 

      Blood

    • C. 

      Manliness

  • 9. 
    The drunken porter serves what purpose in the play?
    • A. 

      As a refection of Macbeth

    • B. 

      To provide comic relief

    • C. 

      To show that Duncan was never really safe

  • 10. 
    Which of the following was NOT part of the "unruly" night?
    • A. 

      Chimneys blown down

    • B. 

      Strange lamentations in the air

    • C. 

      Earthquakes

    • D. 

      A blood red moon

  • 11. 
    Who does Macbeth kill and why?
    • A. 

      The grooms because the witnessed his murder of Duncan

    • B. 

      The grooms because they were drugged and Macbeth didn't want anyone to find out

    • C. 

      The grooms because Macbeth was filled with rage at their regicide

    • D. 

      The porter because he was drunk and therefore a disgrace to Macbeth and his Lady

  • 12. 
    Where will Duncan be buried?
    • A. 

      Fife

    • B. 

      Scone

    • C. 

      Colmekill

  • 13. 
    Act III opens with Banquo suspicious of whom?
    • A. 

      Lady Macbeth

    • B. 

      Macbeth

    • C. 

      Malcolm

    • D. 

      Donalbain

    • E. 

      Macduff

  • 14. 
    Why does Macbeth plan to dispatch Banquo?
    • A. 

      He doesn't like him

    • B. 

      He doesn't trust him

    • C. 

      He is jealous of him

  • 15. 
    Who is sitting in Macbeth's seat at the banquet?
    • A. 

      Banquo's ghost

    • B. 

      Duncan's ghost

    • C. 

      Fleance's ghost

  • 16. 
    Who does Macbeth plan to visit after the ghost's appearance?
    • A. 

      Hecate

    • B. 

      The devil

    • C. 

      The weird sisters

  • 17. 
    What affliction is a physical manifestation of Macbeth's guilt?
    • A. 

      He develops a tick

    • B. 

      He does not sleep

    • C. 

      He begins to stutter

  • 18. 
    What does Hecate plan to do to decieve Macbeth?
    • A. 

      Show him false images

    • B. 

      Tell him that he will win

    • C. 

      Make false prophecy

  • 19. 
    How do the Thanes regard Macbeth at the end of Act III?
    • A. 

      As a fair and just ruler

    • B. 

      As a leaderamong men

    • C. 

      As a tyrant

  • 20. 
    Act IV will see which of the following events in MACBETH?
    • A. 

      The hero will be killed

    • B. 

      The hero's enimies will plot against him

    • C. 

      There will be a character who goes mad

    • D. 

      The hero will become overconfident

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