Tuesday, April 17, 2012

MacBeth Test Answer Key

Part I.

1. Macbeth won the respect of King Duncan by
A. Slaying the traitor Macdonwald.

2. King Duncan rewarded Macbeth by dubbing him
B. The Thane of Cawdor him.

3. In addressing Banquo, the witches called him which of these?
"Lesser than Macbeth, and greater." (I)
"Not so happy as Macbeth, yet much happier." (II)
"A future father of kings." (III)
A. I and II only

4. When Macbeth said, "Two truths are told / As happy prologues" he was referring to
A. His titles of Glamis and Cawdor.

5. "Nothing in his life / Became him like the leaving it" is a reference to
A. The traitorous Thane of Cawdor.

6. Duncan's statement, "I have begun to plant thee and will labour / To make thee full of growing" is an example of
B. A metaphor.

7. Lady Macbeth characterizes her husband as being
B. "too full of the milk of human kindness."

8. When Macbeth agonizes over the possible killing of the king, which of these does he say?
"He is my house guest; I should protect him." (I)
"Duncan's virtues will "plead like angels" " (II)
"I am his kinsman and his subject" (III)
B. II and III

9. Macbeth's statement to his wife, "Bring forth men-children only" signifies that he
C. has accepted the challenge to slay the king.


Part 2

1. "Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible / To feeling as to sight?" is a reference to the
B. dagger.

2. Lady Macbeth confessed that she would have killed King Duncan herself except for the fact that
B. he looked like her father

3. Shakespeare introduced the Porter in order to
B. remind the audience of the Witches' prophecies.

4. Malcolm and Donalbain flee after the murder
A. because they fear the daggers in men's smiles.


5. Macbeth arranges for Banquo's death by telling the hired killers that
C. he will eradicate all records of their previous crimes.

6. Macbeth startles his dinner guests by
A. conversing with the Ghost of Banquo


7. The Witches threw into the cauldron
"Eye of bat and tongue of frog"(I)
"Wool of bat and tongue of dog" (II)
"Fang of snake and eagle's glare" (III)
A. I and II

8. The three apparitions which appeared to Macbeth were
An armed head. (I)
A child with a crown. (II)
A bloody child (III)
C. I, II, and III


9. In Act IV, Malcolm is at first lukewarm toward Macduff because he
B. suspects a trick.

10. Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane when
B. the camouflaged soldiers make their advance.

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