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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 were the boughs held by the army used for?
2. In Act 5, Scene 5, what does Macbeth think will happen to his enemies while he is in his castle?
(a) They will recognize his power and become allies with him.
(b) They will fear him and retreat.
(c) They will starve and suffer with ague.
(d) They will get confused and leave.
3. What does Macbeth fear his future will be after finding out the source of the shrill cry in Act 5, Scene 5?
(a) Great glory.
(b) Dusty death.
(c) Sadness and sorrow.
(d) Reigning and ruling.
4. How was Macduff born?
(a) Ripped from his mother's womb.
(b) Extracted from his mother's dead corpse.
(c) Born prematurely.
(d) Stillborn, and then revived.
5. Where did the army get the boughs they are holding?
(a) At Dunsinane.
(b) From Birnam wood.
(c) From the forests near their homes.
(d) From trees at the castle.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens to Macduff's family after he has fled the country?
2. Why is Macduff's birth so important to the plot?
3. What does Macbath ask his doctors to do when he hears the war drums from Dunsinane?
4. What does Macbeth call his servant who tried to warn him of the encroaching army?
5. Who appears at the door when the banquet first begins?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Macbeth think his enemies will suffer before he is defeated?
2. What is Hecate planning on harvesting from the moon?
3. What is the source of a horrible shrill cry Macbeth hears while preparing for battle in Act 5, Scene 5?
4. Where has Macduff fled to after hearing about Banquo's death?
5. Where is most of Malcolm's army from?
6. Why is Macbeth so sure that he will be victorious over Malcolm's army?
7. Who is the first person Macbeth kills in the battle against Malcolm?
8. What does the child with the tree branch tell Macbeth when he visits the three witches?
9. Why is Macbeth's army so small in comparison to Malcolm's army?
10. How was Macduff born?
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