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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who has sole responsibility for the impending doom of Banquo?
(a) Donalbain.
(b) Macbeth.
(c) Lady Macbeth.
(d) Macduff.

3. How does Lady Macbeth act when the king arrives at her castle in Act 1, Scene 6?
(a) Sweet and shy.
(b) Warm and inviting.
(c) Confused and nervous.
(d) Cold and harsh.

4. Who is the first person to see the king dead?
(a) Lady Macbeth.
(b) Malcolm.
(c) Macduff.
(d) Lennox.

5. What does Lady Macbeth hear shortly after the deed with Duncan is done in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) The chamberlains yelling.
(b) The hissing of a cat.
(c) A bell tolling.
(d) An owl shriek.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who kills Banquo?

2. Who is the main enemy of Scotland at the time of this play?

3. What does Banquo acknowledge in his soliloquy at the beginning of Act 3?

4. What does Lady Macbeth tell her husband to do in front of the king when he comes to their home?

5. Who is to be the new Thane of Cawdor?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Act 1, Scene 4, what title does Duncan bestow upon Malcolm after the battle?

2. What does Duncan reward Lady Macbeth with the evening before his assassination?

3. Why does Macbeth want Banquo and his son killed?

4. In Act 1, Scnee 6, what does Duncan say helped Macbeth to arrive at his castle so far ahead of himself?

5. What plans does Macbeth hide from his wife in Act 3, Scene 2?

6. After reading her husband's letter in Act 1, Scene 5, what does Lady Macbeth fear Macbeth may be?

7. Who is framed for Duncan's murder?

8. What does Macbeth hear just after murdering Duncan?

9. When do the witches vow to meet again before they part at the beginning of the play?

10. What does Lady Macbeth do in order to allow for Macbeth to have safe passage past Duncan's chamberlains in Act 1, Scene 7?

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