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 first apparition to appear to Macbeth when he meets with the witches?

2. Why is Macbeth afraid when the army reaches the castle when he has been so confident until then?

3. Why is Macbeth not afraid of the man sworn to take revenge on him?

4. How many soldiers are in Dunsinane in Act 5, Scene 3?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. How does Macduff prove that he has slain Macbeth?

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

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

9. Who is the main general in Malcolm's army?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Macbeth's relationship with his wife change over the course of the plot? What causes these changes, and what significance does this have to the outcome of the play?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Security and safety are two themes that were touched on a number of times throughout the course of this play. What are some of these instances, and how does this affect the characters in these scenes?

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