Macbeth Quiz: Act 1 To 3 MCQ Trivia!

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Are you familiar with Macbeth Act 1 to 3? Do you think you can pass this quiz? During the battle in Act 1, he kills Macdonwald, who is one of the leaders of the rebel forces. Macdonwald is the first man Macbeth kills, although the audience only hears about the action. Take this quiz and look at how much you know about Macbeth Act 1 to 3.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    This character is a very manipulative and evil person. He/she has much control over other characters in the play and can almost always make them do what he/she wants.

    • A.

      Lady Macbeth Lady Macbeth

    • B.

      Banquo

    • C.

      Three Witches

    Correct Answer
    A. Lady Macbeth Lady Macbeth
    Explanation
    Lady Macbeth is the correct answer because she is portrayed as a highly manipulative and evil character in the play Macbeth. She possesses a great deal of control over other characters and is able to influence them to do her bidding. Lady Macbeth's manipulative tactics are evident in her ability to convince her husband, Macbeth, to commit heinous acts in order to achieve their ambitions. She uses her persuasive skills to manipulate Macbeth into murdering King Duncan and later, she continues to manipulate him to maintain their power. Lady Macbeth's control over other characters makes her the most fitting choice for the given description.

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  • 2. 

    Identify the speaker of this quote: "There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face."

    • A.

      Macbeth

    • B.

      Banquo

    • C.

      King Duncan

    Correct Answer
    C. King Duncan
    Explanation
    This quote is spoken by King Duncan in the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare. The quote reflects King Duncan's belief that one cannot accurately judge a person's thoughts or intentions based solely on their facial expressions. This line is spoken in Act I, Scene IV, when King Duncan is discussing the traitorous Thane of Cawdor and expressing his trust in Macbeth.

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  • 3. 

    Identify the speaker of this quote: "Stars, hide your fires!/Let not light see my black and deep desires."

    • A.

      Macbeth

    • B.

      Lady Macbeth

    • C.

      Donalbain

    Correct Answer
    A. Macbeth
    Explanation
    In this quote, the speaker is expressing a desire to hide their dark and sinful desires from the world. This quote reflects Macbeth's guilt and ambition, as he contemplates the immoral actions he is about to commit. It showcases his internal struggle and his fear of being exposed. Therefore, the correct answer is Macbeth.

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  • 4. 

    Who does Lord and Lady Macbeth frame for the murder of King Duncan?

    • A.

      Duncan's sons

    • B.

      Duncan's guardsmen

    • C.

      Banquo

    Correct Answer
    B. Duncan's guardsmen
    Explanation
    Lord and Lady Macbeth frame Duncan's guardsmen for the murder of King Duncan. They do this by planting evidence and making it appear as though the guardsmen were responsible for the crime. This allows them to divert suspicion away from themselves and ensure that they are not implicated in the murder. By framing the guardsmen, Lord and Lady Macbeth are able to secure their own positions and maintain their power.

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  • 5. 

    Macbeth tries to talk Lady Macbeth out of the murder but she over rides him by questioning his manliness and devotion to her.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In this scenario, Macbeth attempts to dissuade Lady Macbeth from committing the murder, but she effectively manipulates him by questioning his masculinity and loyalty towards her. This implies that Macbeth's desire to prove his manliness and dedication to Lady Macbeth outweighs his moral objections, ultimately leading to their decision to proceed with the murder. Therefore, the given answer, "True," accurately reflects the situation described.

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  • 6. 

    The term thane means a leader who may be corrupt or evil.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. The term "thane" does not mean a leader who may be corrupt or evil. In fact, the term "thane" originally referred to a noble or high-ranking person in Anglo-Saxon and Viking societies. It was a title given to individuals who held land and had certain responsibilities towards their community. The notion of corruption or evil is not inherent in the term itself.

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  • 7. 

    Who discovers Duncan's dead body?

    • A.

      Macduff

    • B.

      Donalbain

    • C.

      Lennox

    Correct Answer
    A. Macduff
    Explanation
    Macduff discovers Duncan's dead body. This is revealed in Act 2, Scene 3 of Shakespeare's play Macbeth. Macduff goes to wake Duncan in the morning and finds him murdered in his bed. Macduff's discovery sets off a chain of events in the play, leading to Macbeth's downfall.

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  • 8. 

    The two murderers are hired by Macbeth to kill ____________.

    Correct Answer
    Banquo
    Explanation
    Macbeth hires the two murderers to kill Banquo. This is because Banquo is seen as a threat to Macbeth's position as king. Banquo is prophesied to father a line of kings, which poses a direct challenge to Macbeth's reign. Macbeth believes that by eliminating Banquo, he can secure his own power and prevent any potential threats to his rule.

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  • 9. 

    Lady Macbeth will not kill Duncan because he looks like her father when he sleeps.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Despite Lady Macbeth's desire for Duncan's death, she refuses to be the one to kill him. She justifies her reluctance by stating that when Duncan sleeps, he bears a strong resemblance to her father. She articulates, "If he hadn't looked like my father while sleeping, I would have carried out the deed."

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  • 10. 

    Banquo was in on the murder plan with Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    There is no evidence in the play "Macbeth" that suggests Banquo was involved in the murder plan with Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. In fact, Banquo is portrayed as a loyal and honorable character who becomes suspicious of Macbeth's actions. Banquo's murder is ordered by Macbeth in order to secure his own position as king. Therefore, the statement that Banquo was in on the murder plan is false.

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  • 11. 

    Fill in the blanks of this quote: "If ________ will have me king, why, _________ may crown me.

    Correct Answer
    chance
    chance chance
    Explanation
    This quote is from Shakespeare's play Macbeth. The speaker is Macbeth, and he is contemplating the idea of becoming king. He says that if chance or fate allows him to become king, then chance or fate can also crown him. This quote reflects Macbeth's ambition and belief in the power of destiny.

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