Macbeth Act 3 Test

Macbeth most likely questions Banquo about his journey in Scene 1 because MacbethA wants to engage in friendly conversation.B hopes he will find evidence of disloyalty.C seeks information that he can tell the murderers.D has to plan the dinner for the evening at the castle C seeks information that he can tell the murderers.
What reason does Macbeth give the murderers to kill Banquo?A Banquo plans to draw the kingdom into war.B Banquo plans to try the murderers for treason.C Banquo oppressed the families of the murderers.D Banquo murdered the king for revenge. C Banquo oppressed the families of the murderers.
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth say that they envy Duncan because heA is free from the pain and troubles of life.B is able to confront his accusers in hell.C committed terrible deeds but was never punished.D had heirs to love him and carry on his legacy. A is free from the pain and troubles of life.
Why does Macbeth worry that he has killed Duncan more for Banquo’s sake than for his own?A The people would rather have Banquo as their king.B The prophecies about Banquo contain happiness instead of guilt.C Macbeth is a tyrant and Banquo is honorable.D Macbeth lacks any heirs and Banquo has children. D Macbeth lacks any heirs and Banquo has children.
Lady Macbeth’s reaction to Macbeth’s plan to kill Banquo reveals that she most likelyA thinks he is acting correctly.B wonders if he wants to murder her.C hopes to prevent him from getting caught.D wants to stop him from committing another murder D wants to stop him from committing another murder
In Scene 4, lines 29-30, Macbeth says of Fleance, “There the grown serpent lies. The worm that’sfled / Hath nature in that time will venom breed.” In what way does Macbeth see Fleance as anantagonist?A Macbeth believes Fleance knows the prophecies.B Fleance will grow up into a dangerous enemy.C Macbeth fears Fleance will disrupt the feast.D Fleance will eventually become a cruel tyrant. B Fleance will grow up into a dangerous enemy.
The ghost at dinner in Scene 4 causes Macbeth toA become ill and vomit.B become agitated and upset.C question his guests’ loyalty.D question his wife’s ambitions. B become agitated and upset.
In Scene 4, lines 111-113, Macbeth says to Lady Macbeth, “Can such things be / And overcome uslike a summer’s cloud, / Without our special wonder? You make me strange / Even to the dispositionthat I owe.” These lines reveal that Macbeth assumesA Banquo’s death has upset her.B Banquo’s ghost is visible to her.C Lady Macbeth has few human feelings.D Lady Macbeth wants their guilt to be exposed B Banquo’s ghost is visible to her.
In Scene 4, lines 111-113, Macbeth says to Lady Macbeth, “Can such things be / And overcome uslike a summer’s cloud, / Without our special wonder? You make me strange / Even to the dispositionthat I owe.” These lines reveal that Macbeth assumesA “Spiteful and wrathful, who, as others do, / Loves for his own ends, not for you.”(lines 12-13)B “Your vessels and your spells provide, / Your charms and everything beside.”(lines 18-19)C “I am for th’ air. This night I’ll spend / Unto a dismal and a fatal end.” (lines 20-21)D “Upon the corner of the moon / There hangs a vap’rous drop profound.” (lines23-24) C “I am for th’ air. This night I’ll spend / Unto a dismal and a fatal end.” (lines 20-21)
At the end of Act III, why is Macbeth preparing for war?A Malcolm and Macduff are preparing to fight him.B Lennox and the Lord are threatening to overthrow him.C His thanes from the north plan to rebel against him.D He wants to conquer more territory to the west. A Malcolm and Macduff are preparing to fight him.
In Scene 4, Macbeth regrets that Banquo is absent from the banquet. How is his regret an exampleof dramatic irony? Macbeth’s regret is an example of dramatic irony because the audience knows Banquo’s ghost isalready at the banquet, although Macbeth has not yet seen it (stage direction, lines 37-38). Theaudience also knows that Macbeth had Banquo murdered earlier in the play (Scene 4, lines 14-19).
. What is one way that Lady Macbeth tries to shame her husband over his reactions to the ghost inScene 4? Responses will vary. Students may say that any one of the following is a way that Lady Macbethshames her husband over his reaction to Banquo’s ghost in Scene 4:A. Lady Macbeth questions his manhood (lines 58 and 73).B. Lady Macbeth dismisses his visions as nonsense (lines 61-63 and 74).C. Lady Macbeth says his reactions better fit a woman’s ghost story told by the fire (lines 63-66).

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