Macbeth Quiz - Act I, II

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Macbeth Quiz - Act I, II - Quiz

A quiz on vocab and symbolism in Macbeth


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Graymalkin is a...

    • A.

      Place of crucifixion

    • B.

      Title inherited from Sinel

    • C.

      Bellona's bridgegroom

    • D.

      Familiar

    Correct Answer
    D. Familiar
    Explanation
    Graymalkin is a familiar. A familiar is a supernatural entity that assists witches and wizards in their magical practices. In folklore, familiars are often depicted as animals or spirits that form a spiritual bond with their human counterparts. Graymalkin is likely a familiar because it is a name commonly associated with cats, which are often portrayed as familiars in literature and mythology.

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  • 2. 

    The quote, "Sleep shall neithernight nor day hang upon his penthouse lid; he shall live a man forbid." is a symbol of...

    • A.

      Blood

    • B.

      Order

    • C.

      Sleep

    • D.

      Cookies

    Correct Answer
    C. Sleep
    Explanation
    The quote suggests that sleep will not come to the person referenced, regardless of whether it is night or day. This implies that the person will be deprived of rest and will live a life devoid of sleep. Therefore, the quote symbolizes the concept of sleep.

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  • 3. 

    Whom does Lady Macbeth frame for Duncan's murder?

    • A.

      Macbeth

    • B.

      Duncan's Guards

    • C.

      Malcolm

    • D.

      The witches

    Correct Answer
    B. Duncan's Guards
    Explanation
    Lady Macbeth frames Duncan's Guards for his murder. She does this by drugging them and then placing the daggers used to kill Duncan in their hands. Lady Macbeth does this in order to divert suspicion away from herself and her husband, Macbeth, who actually committed the murder. By framing the guards, Lady Macbeth and Macbeth hope to avoid being implicated in the crime and maintain their newfound power.

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  • 4. 

    Who finds Duncan's body?

    • A.

      Lennox

    • B.

      Malcom

    • C.

      Ross

    • D.

      Macduff

    Correct Answer
    D. Macduff
    Explanation
    Macduff finds Duncan's body. In Shakespeare's play Macbeth, Macduff discovers the murdered King Duncan in his chamber. Macduff's discovery is a pivotal moment in the play, as it sets off a chain of events that ultimately leads to Macbeth's downfall. Macduff's role as the one who uncovers the truth adds to the suspense and drama of the play, as well as highlighting his loyalty and determination to seek justice for Duncan's murder.

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  • 5. 

    Lady Macbeth convinces Macbeth to kill Duncan by saying that she'll withold sex until he kills Duncan.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. Lady Macbeth does not convince Macbeth to kill Duncan by threatening to withhold sex. In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Lady Macbeth persuades Macbeth to commit the murder of King Duncan by questioning his masculinity and manipulating his ambition. She uses emotional manipulation and appeals to his desire for power and greatness, rather than using sex as a means of persuasion.

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  • 6. 

    Who said this quote, "No, this may hand will rather/The multitudinous seas incarnadine/Making the green one red."

    • A.

      Macbeth

    • B.

      Duncan

    • C.

      Lady Macbeth

    • D.

      Lennox

    Correct Answer
    A. Macbeth
    Explanation
    This quote is spoken by Macbeth in the play "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare. In this quote, Macbeth is expressing his guilt and remorse after committing a heinous crime. He realizes that his actions have stained his hands with blood, and he imagines that the seas will turn red from the enormity of his guilt. This quote showcases Macbeth's inner turmoil and the psychological effects of his ambition and thirst for power.

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  • 7. 

    "Come, you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, __________ me here..." -Lady Macbeth

    Correct Answer
    unsex
    un-sex
    un sex
    Explanation
    In this quote from Shakespeare's play Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is calling upon spirits to strip her of her femininity and make her more ruthless and remorseless. The word "unsex" is used to convey the idea of removing her feminine qualities and transforming her into a more masculine and fearless figure. The variations "un-sex" and "un sex" are likely included to show different ways the word could be interpreted or spelled.

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  • 8. 

    The quote, "And each new day a gash is added to her wounds." is a symbol of...

    • A.

      Time

    • B.

      Blood

    • C.

      Trust

    • D.

      Sleep

    Correct Answer
    B. Blood
    Explanation
    The quote, "And each new day a gash is added to her wounds," symbolizes blood. The use of the word "gash" implies deep, painful wounds that are being continuously inflicted. Blood is often associated with wounds and injury, representing pain, suffering, and the physical aspect of damage. The quote suggests that the wounds are being reopened and exacerbated each day, emphasizing the ongoing pain and suffering experienced by the subject.

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  • 9. 

    Banquo's son's name is...

    • A.

      Fleance

    • B.

      Macbeth

    • C.

      Donalbain

    • D.

      Morgan King

    Correct Answer
    A. Fleance
    Explanation
    Banquo's son's name is Fleance. This is evident from the question itself, as Fleance is listed as one of the options. In Shakespeare's play Macbeth, Fleance is a minor character who survives Macbeth's plot to kill him and his father. He is an important character because it is prophesied that he will become the father of a line of kings.

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  • 10. 

    Unlike most scenes in Macbeth, this scene takes place in the _________ with a __________ setting.

    • A.

      Castle, dark

    • B.

      Daylight, serene

    • C.

      Night, creepy

    • D.

      Town, fun

    Correct Answer
    B. Daylight, serene
    Explanation
    This scene in Macbeth takes place during the day, which is different from most other scenes that are set at night. The setting is described as serene, suggesting a peaceful and calm atmosphere. This contrast between the tranquility of the daylight setting and the darkness and chaos that typically occurs in the play adds to the dramatic effect and highlights the significance of this particular scene.

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  • 11. 

    In Act 2 of Macbeth, who does Macbeth see when he hallucinates a floating dagger leading him to Duncan's chamber?

    • A.

      Lady Macbeth

    • B.

      Banquo

    • C.

      Duncan

    • D.

      The Witches

    Correct Answer
    D. The Witches
    Explanation
    In Act 2 of Macbeth, Macbeth hallucinates a floating dagger that leads him to Duncan's chamber. This eerie vision is a manifestation of Macbeth's inner turmoil and his ambition to commit regicide, influenced by the witches' prophecies.

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  • 12. 

    This woman is known as the _________ of Scotland from Act 2 and on.

    • A.

      Countess

    • B.

      Queen

    • C.

      Duchess

    • D.

      Baroness

    Correct Answer
    B. Queen
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, the woman is referred to as the "Queen" of Scotland from Act 2 and onwards. This suggests that she holds the highest position of power and authority in Scotland, surpassing the titles of Countess, Duchess, and Baroness.

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