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. Who is Duncan's heir?

2. What does Macbeth call his servant who tried to warn him of the encroaching army?

3. Who of the following is not among the soldiers in Dunsinane?

4. What does Macduff tell Malcolm to do after they have both fled?

5. After the murders of Duncan and Banquo, what do the witches view Macbeth as?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Macbeth feel about his first kill in the battle against Malcolm?

2. What is Hecate mad at the three witches for?

3. How was Macduff born?

4. In Act 4, Scene 2, what happens to Lady Macduff as she is preparing to join her husband?

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

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

7. What is Malcolm trying to hide by using camouflage?

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

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

10. Why is Macbeth's army so small in comparison to Malcolm's army?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Betrayal is a theme introduced at the very beginning of this play. How does this constant stream of betrayal affect the outcome of the plot, and which characters are most affected by it?

Essay Topic 3

The characters in this book all have their own goals and motivations. Select four characters and write their main motivation throughout the play and how this goal affected the characters around them.

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