Feminine Gender Roles Quiz

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Feminine Gender Roles Quiz

If you take this quiz, you will see how you fit the gender roles in Macbeth's time frame. The role for men was to be strong and a leader who was afraid of nothing and feared by everything. The role of a woman was to do all the housework and not really have another purpose other than to go along with what their husbands want. In Shakespeare's Macbeth, women are shown as the weaker gender and are not as capable as men. P. P1 {margin: 0. 0px 0. 0px 0. 0px 0. 0px; font: 12. 0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545}


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a woman to you? 
    • A. 

      A woman is someone who helps around the house and supports her family happily.

    • B. 

      A woman is someone who somewhat needs validation, but is fine being on her own.

    • C. 

      A woman is someone who is independent and doesn't need validation for her actions.

    • D. 

      A woman is someone who is strong and can form her own opinions, but still will go along with a plan without caring about the information or being in the know.

  • 2. 
    What do you think of when you think of Lady Macbeth at the beginning of the book? 
    • A. 

      She is the power source of her and Macbeth's relationship 

    • B. 

      She is weak, yet she is manipulative

    • C. 

      She comes off as strong but in reality is very emotional 

    • D. 

      She does not fit the gender stereotype at all at the beginning of the book  

  • 3. 
    "O gentle lady, 'Tis not for you to hear what I can speak., the repetition in a woman's ear Would murder as it fell." (2.3.96-99)p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545}Should Lady Macbeth not be able to hear about Duncan's death? Do you think she is strong enough to hear it or is she too "womanly"?
    • A. 

      Lady Macbeth would not be able to handle the news 

    • B. 

      Lady Macbeth should not be curious or hear what is going on

    • C. 

      Lady Macbeth should not want to know, but she has a right to if she does 

    • D. 

      Lady Macbeth has the same amount of power as everyone else in the room, she should be able to hear it

  • 4. 
    "Sirrah, your father's dead. And what will you do now? How will you live?" (4.2.35-36)p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545; min-height: 14.0px} li.li1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545} ol.ol1 {list-style-type: decimal}Do you think Lady Macduff fits her gender role here? Do you think she was right to keep the truth about Macduff from her son and make sure he was happy? 
    • A. 

      Lady Macduff had the right intentions but she shouldn't have lied.

    • B. 

      Lady Macduff did not do the right thing and she should have told her son about his father.

    • C. 

      Lady Macduff did what she thought was right which is a good thing.

    • D. 

      Lady Macduff did the right thing not telling her son about Macduff because she wants to protect him.

  • 5. 
    "​Help me hence, ho!” (2.3.138) Do you think Lady Macbeth faked her faint or not? Do you think she knew and just wanted to prove Donaldbain right, that she couldn’t hear such sorrowful news?p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545}
    • A. 

      I think Lady Macbeth knew and wanted to draw attention away from Macbeth so she fainted.

    • B. 

      Lady Macbeth did fake her faint, but she was surprised that Macbeth killed the guards because it wasn't part of the plan (which is the start of the role reversal when Macbeth starts to take things into his own hands)

    • C. 

      I think Lady Macbeth planned on fainting, but did not know about the murder of the guards and was genuinely surprised.

    • D. 

      Lady Macbeth did not fake her faint, I think she was genuinely surprised that Macbeth killed the guards and didn't know how to react.

  • 6. 
    P.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545}“Seek to know no more.” (4.1.118)Who do you think had more dominance when Macbeth was being shown the Apparitions?
    • A. 

      I think the witches have more power in the scene because they were the ones controlling what Macbeth was seeing.

    • B. 

      I think Macbeth had more power in this scene because he was the one ordering the witches to show him the apparitions

    • C. 

      I think they both had equal power because Macbeth was ordering them to show him visions, but the witches could have manipulated the visions and stopped showing them whenever they wanted.

    • D. 

      I think Macbeth had a little more power than the witches because he was acting more powerful than them but he possibly wasn't.

  • 7. 
    "The Queen, my lord, is dead. " (5.5.19)In this scene, we assume that Lady Macbeth killed herself. Why do you think she did that? 
    • A. 

      I don't think she killed herself, I think Macbeth killed her because he was scared of her turning on him.

    • B. 

      Lady Macbeth killed herself because the sorrow of knowing she had unleashed a monster on Scotland was too much to handle.

    • C. 

      I think Lady Macbeth wanted to show her death as a warning symbol to Macbeth to show him how sorrowful it is when someone close to you dies.

    • D. 

      I think Seyton killed lady Macbeth because he is the one that reported it (and just look at the name...)

  • 8. 
    If you could choose, what character would YOU be in Macbeth? 
    • A. 

      Lady Macbeth in the beginning of the book

    • B. 

      Lady Macduff throughout the book

    • C. 

      Lady Macbeth at the end of the book

    • D. 

      The Witches throughout the book