Macbeth 100 Question Quiz

Who kills Macbeth? Macduff
How many men reign as king of Scotland throughout the play? 3
Whom does Lady Macbeth frame for the murder of Duncan? Duncan’s drunken chamberlains
Who kills Banquo? A group of 3 murderers hired by Macbeth
What is the best way to describe Lady Macbeth’s death? She dies offstage
Who discovers Duncan’s body? Macduff
Whom does Macbeth see sitting in his chair during the banquet? Banquo’s ghost
What vision does Macbeth have before he kills Duncan? He sees a floating dagger pointing him to Duncan’s chamber
With whom are the Scots at war at the beginning of the play? Norway
Which nation’s army invades Scotland at the end of the play? England
Who is the goddess of witchcraft in the play? Hecate
Who kills Donalbain? No one
What happens to Lady Macbeth before she dies? She is plagued by fits of sleepwalking
Who kills Lord Siward’s son? Macbeth
Where are Scottish kings crowned? Scone
Why is Macduff able to kill Macbeth despite the witches’ prophecy? He was born by cesarean section
Where is Duncan killed? In his bedchamber at Macbeth’s castle
Who flees Scotland to join Malcolm in England? Macduff
What was the weather like the night Duncan was murdered? Stormy and violent
Who kills Lady Macbeth? Lady Macbeth (she commits suicide)
Who flees Scotland immediately after Duncan’s death? Malcolm and Donalbain
Who jokes that he works at “hell gate”? The porter
What title is Macbeth given after his victory described in Act 1? Thane of Cawdor
Who tells Macduff that his family has been killed? Ross
How does Birnam Wood come to Dunsinane? Malcolm’s army hides behind cut-off tree branches
Who is the king when the play starts? Duncan
Whom does Macbeth defeat in battle? The armies of Norway and Ireland
What do the witches prophesy? Macbeth will be king of Scotland, Thane of Cawdor, Thane of Glamis, and Banquo’s children will be kings but Banquo himself will never be king
Who is made heir to Duncan’s throne? Duncan’s eldest son, Malcolm
What does Lady Macbeth resolve to do? Whatever necessary to help Macbeth become king
What does Lady Macbeth think Macbeth lacks? The manliness to follow through on his ambitions
What do Lady Macbeth’s words “unsex me here” mean? She wants to set aside feminine sentiments that could hinder bloody ambitions
What does Macbeth realize about the consequences of Duncan’s murder? Other than satisfying his own ambitions, it will make everything worse
What is Lady Macbeth’s plan for murdering Duncan? Macbeth will stab him in his sleep and plant the bloody evidence on the servants
Why is Banquo up late? He had nightmares about the witches
What does Macbeth hear a voice saying? That he murdered sleep
Why does Lady Macbeth say she didn’t kill the king herself? He looked like her father in his sleep
How does Lady Macbeth feel about how Macbeth carried out the murder? She is ashamed by how scared he acts throughout the ordeal
What does the porter say that drinking causes? A red nose, sleep, urination, and impotence
Who kills the servants who look guilty of the murder? Macbeth
How does Lady Macbeth publicly react to the news of the murder? She says it is horrible and pretends to faint
Why do Malcolm and Donalbain run away from the court? They fear that they are next to be murdered
Why is Macbeth named king instead of Duncan’s son and heir, Malcolm? Because Malcolm’s flight makes him look guilty
What does Banquo wonder about the witches’ prophecy? If his descendents will really become kings
How does Macbeth feel about Banquo? He fears that Banquo and his sons will cut short his reign
What does Macbeth hire three men to do? Kill Banquo and his son
Does Lady Macbeth think this murder of Banquo and his son are necessary? She does not know about the plan to murder Banquo and his son
Do the assassins succeed in killing Banquo and Fleance? They kill Banquo but Fleance escapes
How does Macbeth feel about Fleance getting away unharmed? It leaves him vulnerable
How does Lady Macbeth explain Macbeth’s odd behavior during the banquet? She says not to worry because he’s had strange visions since childhood
What does Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft, plan for Macbeth? To show him visions that will falsely make him feel secure
Why does Macduff go to England? To ask King Edward for aid in fighting Macbeth
How many apparitions do the witches show Macbeth? 4
What does Macbeth do when he hears Macduff has fled to England? He orders the murder of Macduff’s family
What do Macduff’s wife and son argue about? Whether Macduff has betrayed them or not
What does Malcolm say to test Macduff’s loyalty to Scotland? He says he’s more ambitious, greedy, and bloodthirsty than Macbeth
What does Macduff plan when he hears what happened to his family? Revenge on Macbeth
What does Lady Macbeth obsess over as she goes mad? Blood she cannot wash off her hands
What armies join forces against Macbeth? The Scottish and the British
What does it mean that Birnam wood comes to Dunsinane? The advancing army rides to Dunsinane holding branches from Birnam wood
“Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible / To feeling as to sight?” is a reference to what? The ghost of Banquo
Macbeth arranges for Banquo’s death by telling the hired killers what? Banquo thwarted their careers
What were the three apparitions that appeared to Macbeth? An armoured helmet, a bloody child, a child with a crown on its head and a branch in its hand
What are the main emotions that Lady Macbeth shows in her sleepwalking scene? Guilt and fear
When addressing Banquo, what do the witches say to him? “Lesser than Macbeth, and greater” , and “A future father of kings”
How does Lady Macbeth characterize her husband? “too full of the milk of human kindness”
Why did Shakespeare introduce the Porter? To provide comic relief
What does Macbeth’s conversation with the doctor reveal? That he is much less concerned about his wife than he is about the ensuing battle
How does Lady Macbeth feel ss she reads her husband’s letter in the beginning? Determined to convince Macbeth to murder Duncan
What happens when Macbeth refuses to put the servants’ daggers back in the room? Lady Macbeth takes them back into the servants’ room
What does the king do when he learns of the treason of the Thane of Cawdor? He executes the Thane of Cawdor
In Act 5, why does Macduff wants to go to war against Macbeth? Macduff considers Macbeth a tyrant
What are the predictions that the 3 apparitions give Macbeth? Beware Macduff, no man born of woman shall harm Macbeth, Macbeth will not be vanquished until Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane Hill
How do the apparitions’ predictions come true? Macduff kills Macbeth, Macduff was not technically born of woman because he was taken from his mother’s womb through caesarian, Malcolm’s soldiers cut down boughs in Birnam Wood and hide behind them to approach Dunsinane
What is Macbeth’s biggest character flaw? His greed/desire for power
Why does a third murderer appear at the murder site? Macbeth doesn’t trust anyone, so he sends the third one to make sure the job gets done
Who suspects Macbeth of killing Duncan? Banquo
What does the doctor prescribe for Lady Macbeth? To keep her away from anything that can harm her
Why does Macbeth ask Banquo if he is riding until late at night? It will be easier to have him killed when it is dark
Does Macbeth find it harder and harder to kill as the play progresses? No, he finds it easier to kill
Where did Donalbain go after the murder of Duncan? Ireland
Where did Malcolm go after the murder of Duncan? England
Who is the last person that Macbeth kills? Young Siward
Who lends Malcolm and Macduff an army leader and 10,000 soldiers? Edward the Confessor, the King of England
What title does Malcolm give to all the Thanes at the end of the play? Earls, the very first in Scotland
What do the witches vow to do at the beginning of the play? They vow to meet again
What do the witches sense in the air in Act 1, Scene 1? They sense something murky
What are the witches anticipating at the beginning of the play? Something to happen on a larger scale
How many witches are there? 3
Where does Duncan decide to camp at the beginning of the play? Forres
Whom does Duncan meet as he sets up camp at the beginning of the play? A wounded soldier
What did Macbeth do to Macdonwald? Ripped him in half with his sword
In Act 1, Scene 2, why does the sergeant not finish telling Duncan of the battle? He faints from loss of blood
What does the army at Dunsinane do when they reach the castle? Rest
Who will lead the first assault on the castle in Act 5, Scene 6? Siward
Why is Macbeth afraid when the army reaches the castle when he has been so confident up until then? The witches warnings are coming true
What does Macbeth say he will not do when he sees two angry and armed men approach him in the castle in Act 5, Scene 8? Fall on his sword
What brings Siward comfort when he hears of his son’s death? He died nobly, he did not run away (his stab wound was in the front, not the back)
What does Malcolm tell Macduff after they have both fled? He is filled with sadness
What kind of land is featured in Act 1, Scene 1? A desert

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