Macbeth: Act 3, Scenes 1-3 Quiz

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Macbeth: Act 3, Scenes 1-3 Quiz

Answer the following questions over yesterday's reading. Questions 1-5 are over scene 1, questions 6-10 are over scene 2, and questions 11-15 are over scene 3.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What had Banquo planned to do with his son during the day?
    • A. 

      Pack and go home

    • B. 

      Go hunting

    • C. 

      Ride horses

    • D. 

      Practice archery

  • 2. 
    Banquo wants the witches' prophecy for his sons to come to pass (happen).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Why does Macbeth hire men to kill Banquo and Fleance?
    • A. 

      Because they know he murdered Duncan.

    • B. 

      So the witches' prophecy cannot be fulfilled.

    • C. 

      Because they threatened to start an uprising among the people.

    • D. 

      Because they are plotting to kill him.

  • 4. 
    Macbeth asks Banquo to join him that evening for:
    • A. 

      A meeting where they will decide how to find Malcolm

    • B. 

      A banquet

    • C. 

      A military strategy session

    • D. 

      A service for Duncan

  • 5. 
    What does Banquo feel he owes to Macbeth, even though he doesn't trust him?
    • A. 

      Loyalty

    • B. 

      Patience

    • C. 

      Protection

    • D. 

      The benefit of the doubt

  • 6. 
    Lady Macbeth tells her husband, "What's done _______________."
    • A. 

      Is nothing to regret.

    • B. 

      Can be overcome.

    • C. 

      Has been predestined.

    • D. 

      Cannot be undone.

  • 7. 
    Macbeth tells his wife not to worry
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    At this point (scene 2), Lady Macbeth is pleased with the murder.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What does Macbeth withhold from his wife?
    • A. 

      His feeling that he may be going insane.

    • B. 

      His regret about Banquo.

    • C. 

      His plan to murder Banquo and Fleance.

    • D. 

      His reluctance to be king.

  • 10. 
    What advice does Lady Macbeth give Macbeth?
    • A. 

      To rule with an iron fist so that no one challenges his authority

    • B. 

      To not think about what has happened

    • C. 

      To kill Banquo and Fleance

    • D. 

      To make plans for them to flee should they be discovered

  • 11. 
    How many murderers are sent to kill Banquo and Fleance?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      1

    • D. 

      3

  • 12. 
    Who is killed in the attack against Banquo and his son?
    • A. 

      Both Banquo and Fleance

    • B. 

      Banquo and one of the murderers, who is killed by Fleance

    • C. 

      Only Fleance

    • D. 

      Only Banquo

  • 13. 
    What does one of the murderers repeatedly call for?
    • A. 

      Steady nerves

    • B. 

      Light

    • C. 

      Silence

    • D. 

      A drink

  • 14. 
    Banquo and Fleance never see or hear their murderers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Where do the murderers make their attack? 
    • A. 

      As Banquo and Fleance travel on a known route

    • B. 

      As father and son slumber in the forest

    • C. 

      At the riverbank

    • D. 

      In the stables of Inverness

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