Macbeth multiple choice

D Macbeth tries to reassure himself that Malcolm and Macduff are not a threat to him because theyA. are far away in EnglandB. do not have the military power that he hasC. have fled because of fearD. are both “of woman born”
A Macbeth’s reaction to his wife’s death shows that heA. thinks life is a meaningless path to deathB. is anguished because he cares about her deeplyC. expects to win the battle without her supportD. understands why he incited him to murder and then went mad
D The play ends with the thanes acknowledging who as Scotland’s new and lawful king?A. MacduffB. RossC. DonalbainD. Malcolm
C When Macbeth hears that no one born of a woman will harm him, he decides toA. leave Macduff aloneB. kill all the wives of his peersC. kill Macduff anywayD. kill everyone in line for the throne, but spare their families
B Malcolm pretends that he is too evil to become king in order toA. avoid the responsibilities of ruling ScotlandB. ascertain Macduff’s loyaltyC. fulfill the witches’ prepheciesD. ensure that his brother inherits the throne
A When Macduff receives the news of his family, Malcolm urges him toA. rouse his angerB. grieve peacefullyC. stay away from ScotlandD. try not to think about it
C As he considers Macbeth’s kingship, Banquo feelsA. premonitions of his own impending deathB. admiration for Macbeth’s achievementC. glimmers of hope for his sonsD. disgust at his encounter with the witches
C Macbeth explains to the hired murderers that they must keep his plan a secret becauseA. he would be forced to execute them to satisfy the peopleB. the murderers would be ostracized for their dirty workC. he and Banquo have friends in common who would be upsetD. the people should not know about the king’s sins
B King Duncan decides to make Macbeth Thane of Cawdor becauseA. the last Thane of Cawdor went madB. Macbeth fought heroically for himC. the witches told him toD. the last Thane of Cawdor died
C After reading the letter from her husband, Lady Macbeth calls upon the spirits to “Make think my blood, / Stop up th’ access and passage to remorse.” she is askingA. for guidance so that she can maintain her sense of justice and goodnessB. to be made insensitive to the cruelty she is planningC. for assurance that she and her husband might agree on a planD. for access to her husband’s unspoken thoughts
A Near the end of Act I, Macbeth expresses doubt about murdering the king becauseA. Macbeth is the king’s subject and hostB. it could weaken all of ScotlandC. the king’s sons would kill himD. Lady Macbeth has misgivings
C The majority of Macbeth is written in blank verse, which isA. unrhymed anapestic heptameterB. rhymed trochaic dimeterC. unrhymed iambic pentameterD. unrhymed dactylic tetrameter
A What is Macbeth’s tragic flaw?A. his lust for powerB. his lack of political skillsC. his fondness for MacduffD. his military expertise

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