MacBeth 30 Questions

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1. In Act I, the wounded sergeant...
Is a concention fo Elizabethian Drama.
serves to reveal Macbeth as heroic and valient.
has been sent by Macbeth to paise him before the king.
is King Duncan's valient cousin.
2. King Duncan thinks of Macbeth as...
a loyal but overly ambitious soldier.
a man with a dangerously ambitious wife.
a hero whom he owes great thanks.
a brave but indecisive soldier.
3. Macbeth ponders the witches' first prophecy. This supernatural soliciting Cannot be ill, cannot be good: if ill, Why hath it given me earnest of success, Commencing in a truth? I am the Thane of Cawdor. If good, why do I yield to that suggestion Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair This passage means that the prophecy is...
neither good nor evil. It is fate.
not evil, but it has some frightening implications.
evil although two of the prophecy's predictions have come true.
neither good nor evil and although part of it has been fulfilled, it has some frightening implications.
4. Part of the witches first prophecy is that Macbeth would become king and Macbeth remarks to himself "If chance would have me king, why, chance may crown me without my stir." He means that...
unless he takes some action, he might be forced to become king.
he can gain the throne simply by letting events take their course.
it is his duty to become king, and he will meet his obligations.
it seems rather doubtful that he will become king.
5. Macbeth reveals his reluctance to kill Duncan in all of the following except...
"Bloody instruments... return to plague the inventor."
"I am his kinsman and his subject."
"as his host... should against his murderer shut the door."
"If it were done ... then 'twere well it were done quickly."
6. Macbeth's soliloquy beginning "Is this dagger which I see before me" shows him to be...
disturbed by what Banquo knows.
horrified of the deed he is about to commit.
angry that he has let his wife persude him to kill Duncan.
genuinely sorry that he must kill the king.
7. Soon after Duncan's body is discovered, MacBeth says "There's nothing serious in mortality." This means that...
Macbeth no longer finds meaning in life.
the living lacks respect for the dead.
Macduff is being too serious.
mortals should not be taken seriously.
8. Immediately following the murder of King Duncan, Macbeth appears to be...
hysterical and crying uncontrollably.
9. At the time of Duncan's murder, Lady Macbeth is best described as...
concerned for her reputation.
10. Following the discovery of Duncan's body, Lady Macbeth faints because...
she is genuinely upset by the king's death.
she is surprised by the amount of blood.
she does like knives and violence.
she wants to distract attention from Macbeth.
11. At the beginning of Act III, following the murder of Duncan,
Banquo is suspicious of Macbeth's involvement.
Banquo is happy for Macbeth's success.
Banquo expresses delight that the king is dead.
Banquo dismisses the witches' prophecies as coincidence.
12. Early in Act III, Lady Macbeth says "Naught's had, all's spent, where our desire is got without content."
This tells us that she is afraid of being blamed for Duncan's murder.
This tells us that she distrusts Banquo.
This tells us that she does not want Banquo's decendants as kings.
This tells us that she is worried about Macbeth's sanity.
13. In which way does Macbeth display a change in character?
He does not consult Lady Macbeth.
He consults Lady Macbeth about the murder of Banquo.
He tries to end the killing.
He congratulates Banquo that his son will be king.
14. Upon being told that Fleance has escaped, Macbeth declares that "the worm that's fled hath that in time will venom breed. No teeth for the present." Macbeth means that Fleance...
is too cowardly to fight the murderers.
is the type of person who makes many enemies.
will eventually attempt vengenance.
is gone and of no further concern.
15. Fleance's escape could be a turning point in the play because...
it is the first step in the decline of Macbeth's fortune.
Macbeth decides to again see the witches.
it turns Lady Macbeth against her husband.
Macbeth shows remorse for his actions.
16. Towards the end of Act III, Macbeth says "Strange things I have in my head, that will to hand, which must be acted ere they may be scanned." This means that...
Macbeth must commit more murders.
Macbeth does not wish to think about his past deeds.
Macbeth is so disturbed that he cannot think clearly.
Macbeth has to complete several plans before he can assess them.
17. Macbeth's decision to murder Macduff, despite the witches' prophecy that "none born of woman shall harm Macbeth," suggests that...
Macbeth is determined to destroy all rivals.
Macduff wants to be king.
Lady Macbeth is turning against her husband.
Fleance will not marry and will not have children.
18. The apparition of the bloody child represents...
Macbeth's guilty conscience.
Macduff at birth.
Macbeth's son who died in infancy.
19. The scene presenting the murder of Lady Macduff and her son is useful to the play because...
it provides a personal reason for Macduff's revenge.
it provides comic relief.
it turns Lady Macbeth against her husband.
the audience sees Macbeth as a Scottish patriot.
20. Lady Macduff comments "I am in this earthly world, where to do harm is often laudable, to do good sometime accounted dangerous folly." This closely parallels...
"So foul and fair a day I have not seen."
"Fair is foul and foul is fair."
"..look like the innocent flower, but be serpent under't.."
"Good things of day begin to droop and drowse."
21. The eight brief scenes of Act V...
facilitate costume changes.
give an illusion of an increased speed in the action.
indicate that these scenes are not important.
confuse Macbeth and lead to his downfall.
22. Macbeth's reaction to the news of Lady Macbeth's death...
reveals his sense of fatalism.
is one of relief that Macduff did not kill her.
shows that he did not really love his wife.
expresses anger at the doctor for failing to cure her.
23. When Macbeth hears of Lady Macbeth's death, he is...
calm and accepts her death.
upset and vows revenge.
disappointed in the doctor.
relieved because she was overly ambitious.
24. It is fitting that Malcom gives the final speech of the play because...
he was most wronged by Macbeth.
he has killed Macbeth.
all the other major characters are dead.
he is now king of Scotland.
25. The weird sisters cannot entirely be creatures of Macbeth's imagination because...
Macbeth is already the Thane of Cawdor.
King Duncan has not met the weird sisters.
Lady Macbeth wants Macbeth to be king.
the weird sisters also make prophecies directly to Banquo.
26. What is the main and primary cause of the tragedy?
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth's greed for power.
Macbeth's jealousy.
Malcolm's inability to be a good leader.
The witches' prediction.
27. What is Macbeth's first step towards becoming a king?
He kills Banquo.
He kills King Duncan.
He kills Lady Macduff.
None of these.
28. Who defeats Macbeth?
Lady Macbeth.
29. Who is responsible for Lady Macbeth's death?
None of these.
30. Which character is King Duncan's son?

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