Macbeth Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the second apparition to appear to Macbeth when he meets with the witches?

2. Who of the following is NOT in attendance in the hall when the banquet begins in Act 3, Scene 4?

3. What does the army at Dunsinane do when they reach the castle?

4. What is so surprising to Lady Macbeth about an old man in Act 5, Scene 1?

5. What news terrifies Macbeth at his banquet?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the bloody child tell Macbeth when Macbeth visits the three witches?

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

3. How was Macduff born?

4. Why does Macbeth not want to receive any more reports from the doctor and his attendant in Act 5, Scene 2?

5. Why is Macbeth so sure that he will be victorious over Malcolm's army?

6. What does the child with the tree branch tell Macbeth when he visits the three witches?

7. Who is the first person Macbeth kills in the battle against Malcolm?

8. What is Hecate planning on harvesting from the moon?

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

10. What lies does Malcolm tell Macduff as they converse in England?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

This play takes place in a few different settings. Describe some of these settings and how they affect the course of the plot. Why might Shakespeare have chosen these particular places for this plot to take place?

Essay Topic 2

Choosing sides is a theme presented in this play. What are some of the examples of this theme, and how does it affect the characters involved?

Essay Topic 3

General Siward was a minor character whose presence makes a big difference in the plot. How does he accomplish this? What are some ways that his presence--however brief--altered the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if Siward had not been in the play at all?

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