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Multiple Choice Questions

1. in Act 1, Scene 3, what do the witches tell Macbeth he will become?
(a) The king of England.
(b) The Thane of Cawdor.
(c) The leader of the army.
(d) A rich duke.

2. Who are the first characters to appear in this play?
(a) Soldiers.
(b) Three Witches.
(c) Messengers.
(d) Macbeth and Duncan.

3. What does Lady Macbeth says she has in her mind after hearing the prophecy of the witches?
(a) A serpent's cunning.
(b) Murderous intentions.
(c) Lavish wishes.
(d) Important plans.

4. What does Macbeth think his wife will do after she hears of Banquo's murder?
(a) Faint.
(b) Laugh.
(c) Cry.
(d) Celebrate.

5. Who is to be the new Thane of Cawdor?
(a) Malcolm.
(b) Macbeth.
(c) Duncan.
(d) Lennox.

6. Who is assisting the main enemy of Scotland at the time of this play?
(a) Macbeth.
(b) The Witches.
(c) MacDuff.
(d) The Thane of Cawdor.

7. How is Lady Macbeth told of the king's murder the morning after?
(a) She sees him in his room.
(b) Macbeth informs her in private.
(c) A servant goes to her room.
(d) A bell is tolled.

8. How old is the Old Man?
(a) 70.
(b) 90.
(c) 60.
(d) 80.

9. Who escapes the ambush on Banquo in Act 3, Scene 3?
(a) His guards.
(b) Macduff.
(c) His servants.
(d) His son.

10. Who owns the victory of the battle between Scotland and its main enemy?
(a) Duncan.
(b) The Norwegian King.
(c) Macbeth.
(d) The Thane of Cawdor.

11. Who do the witches plan to meet after parting in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) MacDonwald.
(b) Duncan.
(c) McBride.
(d) Macbeth.

12. How are Banquo and Fleance related?
(a) Fleance is Banquo's father.
(b) Banquo is Fleance's father.
(c) Fleance and Banquo are brothers.
(d) Banquo is Fleance's uncle.

13. What color does Macbeth say he shall make the green sea?
(a) Blue.
(b) Red.
(c) Black.
(d) White.

14. What does Macbeth say about killing Duncan after Duncan arrives at his castle?
(a) He must not be seen as the culprit.
(b) It is not the time.
(c) He cannot do it himself.
(d) It must be done soon.

15. Who does Macbeth hire after Banquo leaves the castle for the day in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Thieves.
(b) Murderers.
(c) Guards.
(d) Cooks.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Lady Macbeth hear shortly after the deed with Duncan is done in Act 2, Scene 2?

2. What does Macbeth ask his wife to prepare for him for after he has completed his chore in Act 2, Scene 1?

3. What title is Malcolm given after the battle is over?

4. What does the person who escaped the ambush on Banquo in Act 3, Scene 3 do?

5. What is Lady Macbeth's reaction when she is told of the king's death the morning after?

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