Macbeth Unit Test

King Duncan decides to make Macbeth Thane of Cawdor becausea. the last Thane of Cawdor went mad b. Macbeth fought heroically for him c. the witches told him tod. the last Thane of Cawdor died b. macbeth fought heroically for him
When Macbeth receives his new title, Banquo reacts witha. joy b. indifference c. concern d. jealousy c. concern
After reading the letter from her husband, Lady Macbeth calls upon the spirits to “Make thick 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 b.to be made insensitive to the cruelty she is planning
Which of the following quotations from Act I is the best example of paradox?a. “I’ll drain him dry as hay . . .”b. “Lesser than Macbeth, and greater.”c. “O, never / Shall sun that morrow see!”d. “Was the hope drunk / Wherein you dressed yourself?” b. “Lesser than Macbeth, and greater.”
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 a. Macbeth is the king’s subject and host
Which of the following is not true?a. Scotland is at war with an invader.b. The thane of Cawdor is a traitor.c. Duncan has a male heir named Malcolm.d. Duncan and Macbeth are brothers. c. Duncan has a male heir named Malcolm.
In the play’s first act, Duncan’s attitude toward Macbeth is best described asa. respectful and kind b. suspicious and aloof c. ungrateful and ruded. gracious and forgiving a. respectful and kind
Before Macbeth makes his first appearance, we learn about hisa. ambition b. great power c. superstitionsd. bravery d. bravery
Lady Macbeth’s remark that her husband is “too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness” indicates that she isa. ruthless b. unambitious c. considerated. very much like her husband a. ruthless
What is Macbeth’s tragic flaw?a. his lust for power b. his lack of political skills c. his fondness for Macduffd. his military expertise a. his lust for power
All of the following are elements of a tragedy excepta. a central character who makes mistakesb. a catastrophe near the end or conclusionc. frequent messages from the godsd. a central character who is often high-ranking c. frequent messages from the gods
The dagger that Macbeth sees in his Scene 1 soliloquya. was given to him by his wife b. is part of a hallucination c. has already been used to kill Duncand. is lost in the confusion b. is part of a hallucination
The natural disturbances that continue all night—including the screaming and murderous owl, chimneys being blown down, and Duncan’s horses turning wild— symbolize… the evil of macbeths deeds
The porter’s cursing is ironic becausea. he invokes the devil without knowing about the crimeb. he conveys that nothing is amissc. he takes so long to answer the door that Macbeth escapes unnoticedd. Macbeth does not expect the royal visitors a. he invokes the devil without knowing about the crime
When Lennox and Macduff arrive at Macbeth’s castle in the morning, Macduff wonders ifa. something is terribly wrongb. the porter has stayed up late and slept inc. the porter is keeping something from themd. Macbeth is lying to them b. the porter has stayed up late and slept in
How does Shakespeare make Duncan’s murder seem even more monstrous than it might have been? dy describing how well loved Duncan was
Banquo wants to meet with the other nobles in order toa. discover the purpose of the murderb. ensure that Macbeth will become kingc. protect his son from the murdererd. talk to Macbeth about the witches a. discover the purpose of the murder
The “barren scepter” Macbeth refers to is a symbol implying that he… c
In Scene 1, Macbeth attempts to convince Banquo to agree toa. oppose Duncan b. talk with him c. leave Scotlandd. kill the king’s heirs b. talk with him
When Macbeth is alone, he imagines he seesa. a dagger b. a crown c. Duncan’s ghostd. an accusing hand a. a dagger
Which of the following phrases is the most vivid example of figurative language in Act III?a. “As upon thee, Macbeth, their speeches shine . . .”b. “O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife!”c. “There’s comfort yet; they are assailable.”d. “Blood hath been shed ere now . . .” d. “Blood hath been shed ere now . . .”
The “barren scepter” Macbeth refers to is a symbol implying that hea. will never wield powerb. will have no heirs to the thronec. will soon be overthrown and slaind. prefers a smooth scepter barren of decoration b. will have no heirs to the throne
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 c. he and Banquo have friends in common who would be upset
When Macbeth begins talking to Banquo’s ghost, Lady Macbeth reacts bya. telling the others Macbeth has an illnessb. talking loudly so that Macbeth cannot be heardc. confessing their crimes to the guestsd. pretending she sees the same apparition a. telling the others Macbeth has an illness
Which of the following phrases is the most vivid example of figurative language in Act III?a. “As upon thee, Macbeth, their speeches shine . . .”b. “O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife!”c. “There’s comfort yet; they are assailable.”d. “Blood hath been shed ere now . . .” b. “O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife!”
When Ross joins Malcolm and Macduff in Scene 3, he says to Macduff, “Let not your ears despise mytongue forever, / Which shall possess them with the heaviest sound / That ever yet they heard.” He means… c
Why does Macbeth want Banquo dead?a. Banquo is a friend of Donalbain.b. Lady Macbeth wants Banquo and Fleance killed.c. The witches promised that Banquo would father kings.d. Banquo opposes Macbeth at every turn. c. The witches promised that Banquo would father kings.
In the extended banquet scene, Macbeth chastises Banquo for being absent. What makes that speech ironic?a. Banquo is present in the form of a ghost.b. The assembled lords are aware of Banquo’s murder.c. Macbeth is unaware of Banquo’s death.d. Banquo had no intention of attending the banquet. a. Banquo is present in the form of a ghost.
At the banquet, Macbeth’s tortured conscience causes him toa. drink excessively b. confess the murder of Fleance c. challenge Banquo’s ghostd. stagger out of the banquet hall c. challenge Banquo’s ghost
When Macduff learns the news of his wife’s death, he becomes… a
The “damned spot” to which Lady Macbeth refers is… c
When Ross joins Malcolm and Macduff in Scene 3, he says to Macduff, “Let not your ears despise my tongue forever, / Which shall possess them with the heaviest sound / That ever yet they heard.” He meansa. do not listen too closely to what I am sayingb. I am about to warn you of impending disasterc. please do not hate me because I bring bad newsd. do not worry about my next statement c. please do not hate me because I bring bad news
As Macbeth’s anxiety grows, he commands the doctor to… a
Macbeth’s reaction to his wife’s death shows that he… c
The murder of Lady Macduff and her children differs from that of Duncan because it is prompted bya. petty jealousy b. unchecked ambition c. fear and raged. shameless greed b. unchecked ambition
When Macduff learns the news of his wife’s death, he becomesa. insane b. strangely calm c. determined to unseat Macbethd. fearful for his own life c. determined to unseat Macbeth
The play ends with the thanes acknowledging who as Scotland’s new and lawful king? 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” d. are both “of woman born”
Unlike her husband, Lady Macbeth’s behavior becomes… b
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 she incited him to murder and then went mad a. thinks life is a meaningless path to death
Macduff declares that he must kill Macbeth becausea. the witches predicted that he wouldb. no one else can conquer Macbethc. he must avenge his family members’ murdersd. Macbeth otherwise will win the battle c. he must avenge his family members’ murders
Cast of CharactersMatch each action described to a character from the list.a. Macbeth b. Lady Macbeth c. the Kingd. the Captaine. Banquo”praises Macbeth and expresses a desire to visit Inverness” d. the Captain
Cast of CharactersMatch each action described to a character from the list.a. Macbeth b. Lady Macbeth c. the Kingd. the Captaine. Banquo”worries about the consequences of his actions” a. Macbeth
Cast of CharactersMatch each action described to a character from the list.a. Macbeth b. Lady Macbeth c. the Kingd. the Captaine. Banquo”accompanies Macbeth in his encounter with the witches” a. Macbeth
Cast of CharactersMatch each action described to a character from the list.a. Macbeth b. Lady Macbeth c. the Kingd. the Captaine. Banquo”doubts Macbeth’s determination to kill the King” b. Lady Macbeth
Cast of CharactersMatch each action described to a character from the list.a. Macbeth b. Lady Macbeth c. the Kingd. the Captaine. Banquo”tells the King about Macbeth’s and Banquo’s bravery in battle” d. the Captain
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters in Act II have fears. Match each fear described to a character from the list.a. Lady Macbeth b. Donalbain e. Lennoxc. Banquod. Macbethe. Lennox”is fearful of divine punishment because he cannot say “amen” c. Banquo
All of the following images occur repeatedly in the play excepta. eggs c. woodsb. daggers d. children eggs
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters in Act II have fears. Match each fear described to a character from the list.a. Lady Macbeth b. Donalbain e. Lennoxc. Banquod. Macbethe. Lennox”is afraid of “daggers in men’s smiles” and of being killed” c. Banquo
Cast of CharactersMatch each action described to a character from the list.a. Macbeth b. Lady Macbeth c. the Kingd. the Captain e. Banquo”praises Macbeth and expresses a desire to visit Inverness” c. the King
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters in Act II have fears. Match each fear described to a character from the list.a. Lady Macbeth b. Donalbain e. Lennoxc. Banquod. Macbethe. Lennox”is terrified by “strange screams of death” and other disturbances heard in the night” a. Lady Macbeth
Cast of CharactersMatch each action described to a character from the list.a. Macbeth b. Lady Macbeth c. the Kingd. the Captain e. Banquo”doubts Macbeth’s determination to kill the King” b. Lady Macbeth
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters in Act III have suspicions. Match each suspicion described to a character orcharacters from the list.a. Banquo b. Lennox and another lord c. the noblesd. Macbethe. Hecate”suspects that Banquo knows Macbeth’s crimes” e. Hecate
Cast of CharactersMatch each action described to a character from the list.a. Macbeth b. Lady Macbeth c. the Kingd. the Captain e. Banquo”tells the King about Macbeth’s and Banquo’s bravery in battle” d. the Captain
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters in Act III have suspicions. Match each suspicion described to a character orcharacters from the list.a. Banquo b. Lennox and another lord c. the noblesd. Macbethe. Hecate”are suspicious because of Macbeth’s behavior at the banquet” d. Macbeth
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters in Act II have fears. Match each fear described to a character from the list.a. Lady Macbeth b. Donalbain c. Banquod. Macbethe. Lennox”is frightened that the bloody daggers will reveal who killed the King” a. Lady Macbeth
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters and apparitions in Act IV deliver messages. Match each message to a character orapparition from the list.a. the crowned child b. the bloody child c. Banquo’s ghostd. the armed heade. Ross”Macbeth will not be vanquished until Birnam Wood marches to Dunsinane” b. the bloody child
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters and apparitions in Act IV deliver messages. Match each message to a character orapparition from the list.a. the crowned child b. the bloody child c. Banquo’s ghostd. the armed heade. Ross”Macbeth has killed Macduff’s family” c. Banquo’s ghost
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters and apparitions in Act IV deliver messages. Match each message to a character orapparition from the list.a. the crowned child b. the bloody child c. Banquo’s ghostd. the armed heade. Ross”no man born of a woman will harm Macbeth” e, Ross
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters and apparitions in Act IV deliver messages. Match each message to a character orapparition from the list.a. the crowned child b. the bloody child c. Banquo’s ghostd. the armed heade. Ross”beware of Macduff” a. the crowned child
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters and apparitions in Act IV deliver messages. Match each message to a character orapparition from the list.a. the crowned child b. the bloody child c. Banquo’s ghostd. the armed heade. Ross”the eight ghostly kings are Banquo’s offspring” d. the armed head
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters in Act III have suspicions. Match each suspicion described to a character or characters from the list.a. Banquo b. Lennox and another lord c. the noblesd. Macbethe. Hecate”is suspicious because the witches have not provided information” e. Hecate
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters in Act III have suspicions. Match each suspicion described to a character or characters from the list.a. Banquo b. Lennox and another lord c. the noblesd. Macbethe. Hecate”are suspicious because of Macbeth’s behavior at the banquet” c. the nobles
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters in Act III have suspicions. Match each suspicion described to a character or characters from the list.a. Banquo b. Lennox and another lord c. the noblesd. Macbethe. Hecate”are suspicious about all events and hope for aid from England against Macbeth” b. Lennox and another lord
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters and apparitions in Act IV deliver messages. Match each message to a character or apparition from the list.a. the crowned child b. the bloody child c. Banquo’s ghostd. the armed heade. Ross”Macbeth will not be vanquished until Birnam Wood marches to Dunsinane” a. the crowned child
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters and apparitions in Act IV deliver messages. Match each message to a character or apparition from the list.a. the crowned child b. the bloody child c. Banquo’s ghostd. the armed heade. Ross”Macbeth has killed Macduff’s family” e. Ross
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters and apparitions in Act IV deliver messages. Match each message to a character or apparition from the list.a. the crowned child b. the bloody child c. Banquo’s ghostd. the armed heade. Ross”no man born of a woman will harm Macbeth” b. the bloody child
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters and apparitions in Act IV deliver messages. Match each message to a character or apparition from the list.a. the crowned child b. the bloody child c. Banquo’s ghostd. the armed heade. Ross”beware of Macduff” d. the armed head
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters and apparitions in Act IV deliver messages. Match each message to a character or apparition from the list.a. the crowned child b. the bloody child c. Banquo’s ghostd. the armed heade. Ross”the eight ghostly kings are Banquo’s offspring” c. Banquo’s ghost
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters in Act V make revelations. Match each revelation described to a character from the list below.a. Seyton b. Lady Macbeth c. the Messengerd. the Doctore. Malcolm”reveals murders of Lady Macduff and the King” b. Lady Macbeth
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters in Act V make revelations. Match each revelation described to a character from the list below.a. Seyton b. Lady Macbeth c. the Messengerd. the Doctore. Malcolm”reveals that Lady Macbeth has hallucinations” d. the Doctor
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters in Act V make revelations. Match each revelation described to a character from the list below.a. Seyton b. Lady Macbeth c. the Messengerd. the Doctore. Malcolm”reveals that Lady Macbeth is dead” a. Seyton
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters in Act V make revelations. Match each revelation described to a character from the list below.a. Seyton b. Lady Macbeth c. the Messengerd. the Doctore. Malcolm”reveals that Birnam Wood is approaching the castle” c. the Messenger
Cast of CharactersSeveral characters in Act V make revelations. Match each revelation described to a character from the list below.a. Seyton b. Lady Macbeth c. the Messengerd. the Doctore. Malcolm”reveals that his supporters will be made Earls” e. Malcolm

You Might Also Like