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Questions from Macbeth Test


King of Scotland murdered by Macbeth


Says "Life is a tale/Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury/Signifying nothing."

Lady Macbeth

Says "Out damned spot! Out, I say! ... who would thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?"


suspects Macbeth of murder, then he himself, is murdered


Says "Tyrant, show thy face! / If thou be'st slain and with no stroke of mine, / My wife and children's ghost will haunt me still."


youngest son of Duncan; flees to Ireland


queen of the witches


drunk who jokes that he is hell's gatekeeper

Lady Macduff

tells her son that his father was a traitor and is dead


Duncan's oldest son; flees to England


delivers the news to Lady Macduff that Macduff has fled to England


Banquo's son who gets away from the murderers


is believed on his 52nd birthday


True or False? There are three witches in the play


True or False? Macbeth takes place in Rome in the 1500's


True or False? Macbeth is crowned the King of England


True or False? Macduff discovered Duncan's body


True or False? A character's speech while he is alone on stage is called an aside


True or False? Divisions of a play are called ACTS, and further divisions are called SCENES


True or False? William Shakespeare had five children; three survived


True or False? Banquo and Fleance are both killed


True or False? During the banquet, both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth see Banquo's ghost


True or False? By act 5, Lady Macbeth has gone insane from guilt


True or False? Donalbain and Malcolm come from England to overthrow Macbeth


True or False? Malcolm orders his soldiers to camouflage themselves with branches from Birnam Wood


True or False? A simile is a figure of speech that uses the words LIKE or AS to compare two seemingly unlike things


True or False? The imaginary spot Lady Macbeth tries to remove is the blood of all those she and her husband have killed


True or False? Macduff kills Macbeth and cuts off his hands


True or False? At the end of the play, Fleance is named king


True or False? Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, in England

he will be the father of kings

What prophecy is given to Banquo?

Donalbain and Malcolm

Which two characters flee the country in fear of their lives?


Who tells Macduff that his family was killed?

he is making Malcolm the next king

King Duncan disturbs Macbeth and pushes him over the edge by announcing what?

ambitious and driven

Lady Macbeth can be best described as: loving and supportive? motherly and caring? vengeful and sympathetic? ambitious and driven?

fatherly and loving

Banquo can best be described as: fatherly and loving? loyal and intuitive? vengeful and hateful? naive and immature?

Duncan to die

After reading the letters from her husband, Lady Macbeth wants what to happen?

turmoil and uncertainty

The mood Shakespeare sets in ACT ONE is that of: fear and hate? love and family togetherness? turmoil and uncertainty? anxiety and loneliness?

the servants

Lady Macbeth intends to blame Duncan's murder on?

he blamed them for killing the king

How does Macbeth justify killing the king's servants?

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