Macbeth Act IV & V Test Review

What is the main purpose of Act IV? ato foreshadow the fall of Macbeth bto foreshadow the rise of Banquo’s son, Fleance cto foreshadow the death of Macduff’s family dto foreshadow Malcolm’s future a
At the beginning of Act IV, a witch calls out “Something wicked this way comes” just as Macbeth approaches. What can you infer from her comment? aEven the witches think Macbeth is evil. bThe witches know that their evil masters will soon appear. cMacbeth has not done anything evil yet. dThe witches think that Hecate is near. a
What kind of person is Macduff’s son? aquestioning and brave bcheerful and silly cfearful and confused dshy and innocent a
To what senses do these lines appeal?Fillet of a fenny snake,In the caldron boil and bake;Eye of newt and toe of frog,Wool of bat and tongue of dog,Adder’s fork and blindworm’s sting … asight, hearing, and touch bsight, taste, and smell ctaste, smell, and touch dsight, hearing, and taste a
What do the witches tell Macbeth to do? ato go to England bto cut down Great Birnam Wood cto kill Macduff’s wife dto fear Macduff d
What is imagery? aformal language bShakespearean language clanguage that evokes sensory experiences dblank verse c
Which image is used repeatedly throughout the play? aships at sea bblood crivers darmies in battle b
Which senses are appealed to in these lines from Macbeth?Nay, had I pow’r, I shouldPour the sweet milk of concord into hell,Uproar the universal peace … asight, taste, and hearing bhearing, sight, and smell chearing, taste, and touch dsmell, taste, and touch a
What plan do Macduff and Malcolm settle on at the end of Act IV? ato fight each other for rule of Scotland bto remain in London cto invade Scotland dto escape Macbeth together c
Why does Malcolm tell Macduff that he is not fit to rule Scotland? aHe is sick and sometimes does not know what he is saying. bHe does not trust Macduff at first and wants to see if he is an enemy of Macbeth. cHe is trying to be honest with Macduff by telling him what he is really like. dHe does not like Macduff and wants to make him leave. b
What happens to Macduff’s wife and child? aThey follow Macduff to London to escape Macbeth. bThey flee Scotland for London. cThey leave Macduff because they think he is loyal to Macbeth. dThey are killed by Macbeth’s men. d
Why does Macduff go to London? ato protect Malcolm from Macbeth bto get Malcolm’s help in overthrowing Macbeth cto find his wife and son dto kill Malcolm a
What is the main idea of the sleepwalking scene in Act V? aIt’s hard to get over a guilty conscience. bWives should not be blamed for what their husbands do. cWives are as guilty as their husbands for evil actions. dEvil people always get sick. a
What can you infer from the doctor’s treatment of Lady Macbeth about the practice of medicine during the time of the play? aDoctors treated only members of royal families. bDoctors knew little about treating common illnesses. cDoctors knew little about emotional distress. dDoctors were skilled at treating battle wounds. c
At the beginning of Act V, the waiting-gentlewoman tells the doctor about Lady Macbeth’s strange behavior. Why does he tell the gentlewoman to “Remove from her the means of all annoyance”? aHe wants Lady Macbeth to have peace and quiet. bHe fears Lady Macbeth will hurt someone. cHe wants to punish Lady Macbeth for helping to kill King Duncan. dHe fears Lady Macbeth will try to kill herself. d
In the opening scene at Dunsinane Castle, Macbeth has no patience for his servant. He says, “Go prick thy face and over-red thy fear. / Thou lily-livered boy.” What does his treatment of the servant tell you about how Macbeth’s character has changed? aHe has remained honorable. bHe has lost his confidence. cHe has grown brutal. dHe has become a coward. c
Why does Lady Macbeth kill herself? aShe is under attack by Malcolm’s army. bShe is afraid of Macbeth. cShe knows Macbeth will lose his crown. dShe cannot bear her guilt. d
Why does Malcolm tell his soldiers to cut down branches of trees to carry as they march? aso Macbeth will not know how many men are in the army bso Macbeth can see that Birnam Wood is moving cso his men will not see how formidable the castle is that they are to attack dso they can use the branches to start a fire and burn down the castle a
When does Macbeth first realize that he has been tricked by the prophecies of the witches? awhen he learns that Lady Macbeth has killed herself bwhen he sees Birnam Wood moving toward him cwhen he fights and kills Young Siward dwhen he learns of Lady Macbeth’s madness b
In the final battle, Macbeth fights bravely, even after he learns he will probably die. How does his courage affect the reader? aIt explains why Macbeth is such an evil man. bIt shows that he is a failure as king. cIt reminds the reader that Macbeth still has some noble qualities. dIt shows that Macbeth does not believe in the witches’ prophecy. c
In her mad scene, Lady Macbeth declares, “Out, damned spot! Out, I say!” What spot is she talking about? aThe spot represents Malcolm, who is now attacking Macbeth at Dunsinane Castle. bIt is an imaginary spot that stands for the evil done by Macbeth. cThe spot is blood from King Duncan’s murder that she imagines she has on her hands. dThe spot represents the gentlewoman who is spying on her with the doctor. c
What is Macbeth’s tragic flaw? ahatred bambition cenvy dlack of a conscience b
As Macbeth awaits the battle at Dunsinane Castle, he demonstrates that he is no longer touched by either fear or horror. Which of the play’s themes does his behavior underscore? asenselessness of battle bbetrayal of friends and family cdestructiveness of blind ambition dconflict between love and ambition c
Which vocabulary word best completes this sentence?During Macbeth’s __________ rule, many people died due to others’ treachery. acredulous bpernicious cjudicious dsundry b
Who is the most judicious character in the play? aMacduff’s small son bMacbeth cLady Macbeth dMacduff d
Which word is closest in meaning to avarice? ajealousy bgreed cguilt danxiety b
The trees of Birnam Wood become __________ of Macbeth’s downfall when the soldiers carry them toward Dunsinane. avictims bharbingers cclamorous dperturbations b
Lady Macbeth’s guilt causes a __________ of her spirit. aperturbation brenewal charbinger dclamor a
Duncan stabbed by Macbeth
Guards Killed by Macbeth
Banquo Killed by mercenaires hired by Macbeth
Macduff’s Family Killed by mercenaires hired by Macbeth
Lady Macbeth Killed herself; unknown circomstances
Siward Stabbed by Macbeth
Macbeth Beheaded by Macduff

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