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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. What news terrifies Macbeth at his banquet?
(a) The murderer wants more money.
(b) Banquo's death had witnesses.
(c) Banquo is dead.
(d) Fleance escaped.

2. What is Lady Macbeth trying to do while she is sleeping?
(a) Put on her crown.
(b) Wash her hands.
(c) Kill Duncan.
(d) Repent.

3. What does the army at Dunsinane do when they reach the castle?
(a) Begin bombarding the castle.
(b) Wait for Macbeth.
(c) Rest.
(d) Pound their drums.

4. Who of the following is NOT in attendance in the hall when the banquet begins in Act 3, Scene 4?
(a) Lennox.
(b) Macbeth.
(c) Donalbain.
(d) Ross.

5. What does Ross say about Macduff after he has fled?
(a) He has reason to fear.
(b) He is a snake and a coward.
(c) He deserves whatever fate he gets.
(d) He is noble and wise.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Macduff's birth so important to the plot?

2. Why is Malcom afraid to take up the crown?

3. What were the boughs held by the army used for?

4. Who of the following has NOT fled the country by Act 4, Scene 2?

5. What does Malcolm tell the army to do when they reach the castle at Dunsinane?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where has Macduff fled to after hearing about Banquo's death?

2. What is the source of a horrible shrill cry Macbeth hears while preparing for battle in Act 5, Scene 5?

3. How was Macduff born?

4. What does Macbeth see at the banquet that frightens him beyond measure?

5. What is peculiar about the appearance of the surprise visitor to Macbeth's banquet in Act 3, Scene 4?

6. Why is Malcolm so afraid for his life in Act 3, Scene 6?

7. What does Macbeth think his enemies will suffer before he is defeated?

8. What about his new English soldiers is Malcolm most worried about?

9. In Act 4, Scene 2, why is Lady Macduff so frustrated with the flight of her husband?

10. What does Malcolm suggest that his soldiers use as camouflage while approaching Macbeth's castle?

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