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  • 1. 

    What news does Ross bring to Macduff? Describe his full reaction.

  • 2. 

    Witch 2 says, "By the pricking of my thumb, Something wicked this way comes." Who comes?

    • A.

      Macduff

    • B.

      Macbeth

    • C.

      Duncan

    • D.

      Banquo

    Correct Answer
    B. Macbeth
    Explanation
    In Shakespeare's play "Macbeth," Witch 2 utters the line, "By the pricking of my thumb, Something wicked this way comes." This line is a foreshadowing of Macbeth's arrival, indicating that he is the one who is approaching. Macbeth is the central character of the play and is known for his ambition and eventual descent into madness and tyranny. Therefore, the correct answer is Macbeth.

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  • 3. 

    What is Macbeth's attitude towards the witches this time?

    • A.

      Trying to take charge

    • B.

      Trying to lead him die

    • C.

      Trying to ask for visions

    • D.

      Trying to take a poison

    Correct Answer
    A. Trying to take charge
    Explanation
    Macbeth's attitude towards the witches this time is that he is trying to take charge. This suggests that he is no longer passive or submissive in his interactions with them, but instead, he wants to assert control and influence over the situation. This change in attitude indicates a shift in Macbeth's character, as he becomes more assertive and determined to shape his own destiny rather than being led by external forces.

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  • 4. 

    What four things did the witches show Macbeth? What does each show/say? What is Macbeth's reaction?

    • A.

      They show him armed head(beware macduff) , a bloody child(not be harmed by anyone) a crown(he will be king everafter) and cake 9 he is so hungry)

    • B.

      They show him an armed child ( he will destroy humans) a bloody child( not be harmed by anyone "born of woman" crowned child with a tree in his hand ( not be vanquished til birmam wood comes to dunsinane and 8 kings followed by Banquo's ghost with mirror. (banquo's descendants will be kings)

    • C.

      They will show him an armed head ( beware mcduff), visions (show the future) a crowned child with a tree in his hand (not to be vanished 'til birnamm wood comes to dunsinane) and a war 9 the war is coming)

    • D.

      They show him an armed head(beware mcduff), a bloody child (not be harmed by anyone "born of woman") a crowned child with a tree in hand ( not be vaquished 'til birnam wood comes to dunsinane) and 8 kings followed by banquo's ghost with mirror ( banquo descendent will be kings)

    Correct Answer
    D. They show him an armed head(beware mcduff), a bloody child (not be harmed by anyone "born of woman") a crowned child with a tree in hand ( not be vaquished 'til birnam wood comes to dunsinane) and 8 kings followed by banquo's ghost with mirror ( banquo descendent will be kings)
    Explanation
    The witches show Macbeth four things: an armed head, a bloody child, a crowned child with a tree in hand, and 8 kings followed by Banquo's ghost with a mirror. The armed head warns Macbeth to beware of Macduff, the bloody child assures him that he cannot be harmed by anyone "born of woman," the crowned child with a tree symbolizes that Macbeth will not be defeated until Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane, and the vision of 8 kings followed by Banquo's ghost suggests that Banquo's descendants will be kings. Macbeth's reaction to these visions is not mentioned.

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  • 5. 

    Macbeth says (about the witches), "Infected be the air whereon they ride, And damned all those that trust them!" What is Macbeth, in effect, saying about himself?

    • A.

      He is injured VERBAL IRONY

    • B.

      He is crazy VERBAL IRONY

    • C.

      He is thinking about the death of malcom and macduff

    • D.

      He is damned VERBAL IRONY

    Correct Answer
    D. He is damned VERBAL IRONY
    Explanation
    Macbeth is expressing his belief that anyone who trusts the witches is condemned to damnation. In saying this, he is indirectly acknowledging that he himself has placed his trust in the witches and therefore considers himself to be damned. This statement can be seen as verbal irony because Macbeth is essentially admitting his own guilt and acknowledging the consequences of his actions.

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  • 6. 

    Where is Macduff?

    • A.

      In the palace preparing all the things

    • B.

      In ireland

    • C.

      In the USA

    • D.

      In england helping Malcom raise an army

    Correct Answer
    D. In england helping Malcom raise an army
    Explanation
    Macduff is in England helping Malcom raise an army. This is evident from the context of the question, which asks about Macduff's location. The other options, such as being in the palace preparing things or being in Ireland or the USA, are not mentioned or implied in the question. Therefore, the correct answer is that Macduff is in England assisting Malcom in raising an army.

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  • 7. 

    Why does Macbeth have Macduff's family and servants killed?

    • A.

      Macduff is not loyal and macbeth want to kill his family because they can kill him

    • B.

      Macduff is not loyal to Macbeth, and Macbeth is angry

    • C.

      Macduff is angry with Macbeth and he is afraid

    • D.

      Macduff is not loyal and Macbeth is happy

    Correct Answer
    B. Macduff is not loyal to Macbeth, and Macbeth is angry
    Explanation
    Macbeth has Macduff's family and servants killed because Macduff is not loyal to him and this betrayal angers Macbeth.

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  • 8. 

    Why does Lady Macduff's son say liars and swearers are fools?

    • A.

      They are fools because people have to be honest and because they are foolish to leave themselves in jeopardy when they could overcome the honest people.

    • B.

      They are fool because you can't go through life saying lies and swear.

    • C.

      They are fool because you can't say lies and pretend to be a honest person

    • D.

      They are fool, because is bad to swear

    Correct Answer
    A. They are fools because people have to be honest and because they are foolish to leave themselves in jeopardy when they could overcome the honest people.
    Explanation
    The son believes that liars and swearers are fools because he thinks it is important for people to be honest. He also believes that those who lie and swear are foolish because they put themselves in danger or jeopardy when they could have easily overcome the situation by being honest.

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  • 9. 

    The thematic paradox “Fair is foul, and foul is fair,” (I.i.10) is restated by Lady Macduff. What does she say? (include line numbers)

    • A.

      IV.ii.75-78 things are not what they seem. she is saying that the good are being punished while the evil are being rewarded.

    • B.

      IV. ii.71-73 things are not what they seem. she is saying that the good are being punished while the evil are being rewarded.

    • C.

      IV.ii. 75-78. things are what they seem. people can be rewarded for being good

    • D.

      IV.ii.71-73. things are what they seem. people can be rewarded for being good.

    Correct Answer
    B. IV. ii.71-73 things are not what they seem. she is saying that the good are being punished while the evil are being rewarded.
    Explanation
    Lady Macduff restates the thematic paradox "Fair is foul, and foul is fair" in IV. ii.71-73 by saying "things are not what they seem." She is expressing her belief that the good are being punished while the evil are being rewarded.

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  • 10. 

    Malcolm says, "Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell. Though all things foul would wear the brows of grace, Yet grace must still look so." What does that mean?

    • A.

      The evil was one time the brightest angel and he is also suggesting that all angels are evil

    • B.

      The evil has never been the brightest angel and he also suggesting that even through the brightest angel fell, other angels are still bright and must not be judged according to the devil's actions.

    • C.

      The evil was one time the brightest angel and he is also suggesting that, even though the brightest angel fell, other angels are still bright and must not be judged according to the devil's actions.

    • D.

      The devil has never been one time the brightest angel. he is also suggesting that angels are good.

    Correct Answer
    A. The evil was one time the brightest angel and he is also suggesting that all angels are evil
  • 11. 

    Macduff says, "Oh, Scotland, Scotland!" Why?

    • A.

      He is trying to say the name of scotland because he doesn't remember

    • B.

      He is saying that scotland is better now

    • C.

      Malcom has just told him that horrid king and malcom doens't want to go the good scotland

    • D.

      Malcom has just told him what a horrid king he would be if he were on the throne instead of macbeth.

    Correct Answer
    D. Malcom has just told him what a horrid king he would be if he were on the throne instead of macbeth.
    Explanation
    Macduff says, "Oh, Scotland, Scotland!" because Malcolm has just told him what a horrible king he would be if he were on the throne instead of Macbeth. This statement expresses Macduff's distress and disappointment at the potential outcome of Malcolm's rule.

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  • 12. 

    Hat type of king does Malcolm tell Macduff he (Malcolm) will be? Why does he say such things?

    • A.

      He says that he would be a good king and that he would bring hope to scotland

    • B.

      He makes the big speech about having none of the "king-becoming graces" he is saying what a terrible king he would make in order to test macduff.

    • C.

      He makes the big speech about having none of the "king -becoming graces" he says that in order to prove that he is a loyal king.

    • D.

      He says that he will be a horrible king but not worse that macbeth

    Correct Answer
    A. He says that he would be a good king and that he would bring hope to scotland
    Explanation
    Malcolm tells Macduff that he would be a good king and bring hope to Scotland. This is because Malcolm wants to test Macduff's loyalty and see if he truly supports him as the rightful king. By initially claiming to have none of the qualities necessary to be a good king, Malcolm is able to gauge Macduff's reaction and determine if he can trust him. Ultimately, Malcolm's declaration of being a good king and bringing hope is meant to reassure Macduff and gain his support in their mission to overthrow Macbeth.

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