Macbeth Test: The Ultimate Play! Quiz

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Macbeth Test: The Ultimate Play! Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many witches does Macbeth encounter?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Four

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Five

  • 2. 
    What prophecy is given to Banquo?
    • A. 

      He will be the father of kings

    • B. 

      He will be king himself

    • C. 

      He will never sleep again

    • D. 

      Macbeth will murder him

  • 3. 
    Who makes Malcolm the Prince of Cumberland?
    • A. 

      Macbeth

    • B. 

      Macduff

    • C. 

      Duncan

    • D. 

      Macdonwald

  • 4. 
    Whom does Banquo have the most allegiance to?
    • A. 

      Macbeth

    • B. 

      Macduff

    • C. 

      King Duncan

    • D. 

      Malcolm

  • 5. 
    Who is first to "discover" the death of Duncan?
    • A. 

      Macduff

    • B. 

      Malcolm

    • C. 

      Donalbain

    • D. 

      Fleance

  • 6. 
    Which two characters flee the country in fear for their lives?
    • A. 

      Macbeth and Lady Macbeth

    • B. 

      Malcolm and Donalbain

    • C. 

      Banquo and Fleance

    • D. 

      Ross and the old man

  • 7. 
    Who suspects Macbeth of the murders?
    • A. 

      Malcolm

    • B. 

      Fleance

    • C. 

      Banquo and Macduff

    • D. 

      The hired killers

  • 8. 
    Who does Macbeth plot to kill immediately after King Duncan?
    • A. 

      Banquo

    • B. 

      Fleance

    • C. 

      Banquo and Fleance

    • D. 

      Macduff

  • 9. 
    Why is he plotting to kill them?
    • A. 

      To prevent Banquo's heirs from ascending the throne.

    • B. 

      To ensure that Banquo's son will be king

    • C. 

      He has developed a taste for murder

    • D. 

      The witches instructed him to do so

  • 10. 
    Who is killed in Act III, yet returns in the form of a spirit during a dinner?
    • A. 

      Fleance

    • B. 

      Macduff

    • C. 

      Malcolm

    • D. 

      Banquo

  • 11. 
    How many apparitions/visions do the witches summon for Macbeth when he meets them a second time?
    • A. 

      One

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Three

    • D. 

      Four

  • 12. 
    What does the bloody child apparition mean?
    • A. 

      No man of woman born will harm Macbeth

    • B. 

      Macbeth's children will die

    • C. 

      Macbeth will never have children

    • D. 

      Macbeth's child will be a tyrant

  • 13. 
    What does the helmeted head apparition mean?
    • A. 

      Macbeth should fear Macduff

    • B. 

      Macbeth should prepare or battle Macbeth should prepare for battle

    • C. 

      Macbeth should put on his armor

    • D. 

      Macbeth should wear a magical helmet

  • 14. 
    What does the child wearing a crown and bearing tree branches apparition represent?
    • A. 

      The Birnam Wood must be set on fire

    • B. 

      Malcolm is hiding in the Birnam Wood

    • C. 

      Macbeth should be wary of Birnam Wood advancing on Dunsenain

    • D. 

      Fleance has escaped into the Birnam forest

  • 15. 
    What was it that the gentlewoman says Lady Macbeth does every night?
    • A. 

      Cries

    • B. 

      Laughs uncontrollably

    • C. 

      Sleepwalks and Talks

    • D. 

      Howls like a wolf

  • 16. 
    How many soldiers have the English provided to aid Malcolm in defeating Macbeth?
    • A. 

      1,000

    • B. 

      5,000

    • C. 

      10,000

    • D. 

      50,000

  • 17. 
    What is this first thing Macbeth says when learns his wife is dead?
    • A. 

      Everything in it's time and place.

    • B. 

      She should have died hereafter...

    • C. 

      All our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death...

    • D. 

      Out, out brief candle!

  • 18. 
    What does Malcolm's army use the Birnam Wood for?
    • A. 

      Battering rams

    • B. 

      Torches

    • C. 

      Arrows

    • D. 

      Camouflage

  • 19. 
    Why does Macduff want to kill Macbeth so desperately?
    • A. 

      To get revenge for Lady Macbeth's death

    • B. 

      To get revenge for Banquo's murder

    • C. 

      To get revenge for Duncan's murder

    • D. 

      To get revenge for his family's murder

  • 20. 
    How does Lady Macbeth Die?
    • A. 

      Macbeth kills her

    • B. 

      She kills herself

    • C. 

      Macduff kills her

    • D. 

      Banquo's ghost frightens her to death

  • 21. 
    Which title does Macbeth NOT receive?
    • A. 

      King of Scotland

    • B. 

      Thane of Cawdor

    • C. 

      Thane of Glamis

    • D. 

      Earl of Cumberland

  • 22. 
    Why does Malcolm tell Macduff of all his vices?
    • A. 

      To convince him that he shouldn't be king

    • B. 

      To tempt him into corruption

    • C. 

      To test his honor and loyalty

    • D. 

      To threaten him

  • 23. 
    What is irony in Macbeth being named Thane of Cawdor?
    • A. 

      The previous Thane of Cawdor was a traitor

    • B. 

      The title should have gone to Malcolm

    • C. 

      Macbeth has no ambition for power

    • D. 

      Banquo predicted it would happen

  • 24. 
    What adjectives best characterize Lady Macbeth?
    • A. 

      Gentle and kind

    • B. 

      Weak-willed and feminine

    • C. 

      Manipulative and bloodthirsty

    • D. 

      Careless and unreliable

  • 25. 
    When Lady Macbeth reads of the Witches' prophecy, what concerns her?
    • A. 

      Macbeth will kill too many people

    • B. 

      Macbeth is too kind to kill Dunan

    • C. 

      They will get caught if they murder Duncan

    • D. 

      The witches have cursed them

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