Macbeth Comprehension Test

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Macbeth Comprehension Test

This test provides a summary test for the play "Macbeth" by Shakespeare. This test contains 21 questions and has no time limit. Choose the answer choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is called “Thane of Cawdor” by the witches after Macdonwald has died?
    • A. 

      Banquo

    • B. 

      Macduff

    • C. 

      Malcolm

    • D. 

      Macbeth

  • 2. 
    How many witches (not counting Hecate) appear in the play?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 3. 
    Who kills Macdonwald?
    • A. 

      Macbeth

    • B. 

      Banquo

    • C. 

      Fleance

    • D. 

      Macduff

  • 4. 
    Who kills Banquo?
    • A. 

      Macduff and Lady Macduff

    • B. 

      Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

    • C. 

      A group of witches

    • D. 

      A group of murderers

  • 5. 
    Who discovers Duncan's dead body?
    • A. 

      Fleance

    • B. 

      Macduff

    • C. 

      Banquo

    • D. 

      Lady Macduff

  • 6. 
    Who is framed for Duncan's murder?
    • A. 

      Banquo

    • B. 

      Malcolm

    • C. 

      Duncan's guards

    • D. 

      Macbeth

  • 7. 
    Whom does Duncan name as his successor?
    • A. 

      Malcolm

    • B. 

      Banquo

    • C. 

      Macbeth

    • D. 

      Macduff

  • 8. 
    Who warns Macbeth that the witches (or the "instruments of darkness") are forces of deceit that tell the truth to trick humans into believing them?
    • A. 

      Lady Macbeth

    • B. 

      Banquo

    • C. 

      Fleance

    • D. 

      Macduff

  • 9. 
    Before he kills Duncan, Mabeth sees a floating _____ that points him to Duncan's bed chamber.
  • 10. 
    _____ is plagued by fits of sleepwalking before he/she dies at the end of the play.
  • 11. 
    The witches tell _____ that he will get kings but will not be one.
  • 12. 
    Which character kills Lady Macbeth?
  • 13. 
    Who is the father of Fleance?
  • 14. 
    The apparitions tell Macbeth that he will not be vanquished until _____.
    • A. 

      Macduff kills him with a sword.

    • B. 

      Banquo's ghost returns for vengeance.

    • C. 

      Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane Hill.

    • D. 

      Macbeth refuses to fight.

  • 15. 
    Which of the following sees Lady Macbeth while she sleepwalks?
    • A. 

      The Soothsayer

    • B. 

      Malcolm

    • C. 

      Donalbain

    • D. 

      The Gentlewoman

  • 16. 
    _____ kills Macbeth.
    • A. 

      Macduff

    • B. 

      Lady Macbeth

    • C. 

      Banquo

    • D. 

      Donalbain

  • 17. 
    Where does Duncan die?
    • A. 

      Macbeth's castle

    • B. 

      Macduff's castle

    • C. 

      Duncan's castle

    • D. 

      On the battlefield

  • 18. 
    _____ arranges the plan to kill Banquo.
  • 19. 
    Who dies first: Lady Macduff or Lady Macbeth?
  • 20. 
    Who flees to England to join Malcolm?
  • 21. 
    Who becomes king after Macbeth is killed?
    • A. 

      Donalbain

    • B. 

      Macduff

    • C. 

      Banquo

    • D. 

      Malcolm

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