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Macbeth quiz over Acts III and IV

Macbeth quiz over Acts III and IV

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  • In Act III, to persuade the two murderers to kill Banquo, Macbeth tells them A. he will make them officials of the court B. they will be given large sums of money and a place to live C. that Banquo has been the cause of all their misery
  • What do you think scorpions are in Macbeth’s line “O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife.”? A. thoughts B. dreams C. horrors
  • What causes Macbeth to act so strangely at the banquet? A. he’s drunk B. lack of sleep C. guilty conscience
  • Macbeth’s seeing the ghost of Banquo at the table is an example of A. internal conflict B. theme C. external conflict
  • How has Macbeth changed since the beginning of the play? A. he is now quick to use treachery to get what he wants. B. he enjoys the respect of his comrades. C. he is now very comfortable with the prophesies of the witches.
  • At the start of Act III, Banquo says that he is pretty sure that A. he will be king one day B. Macbeth killed King Duncan C. he will not be attending the banquet that night
  • Why does Macbeth fear Banquo? A. Banquo is loyal to the king B. Banquo wants to steal the crown from him C. Banquo loves Macbeth’s wife
  • In Act IV when the witch says, “Something wicked this way comes,” you know that A. the apparitions are about to appear B. even the witches now consider Macbeth evil C. the witches are afraid of Macbeth
  • After visiting the witches in Act IV, at first Macbeth decides NOT to have Macduff killed because A. he knows Macduff has fled to England B. he is reassured by the third apparition C. he believes that the witches will protect Macduff
  • What finally convinces Malcom that Macduff is loyal to him? A. Macduff’s reaction to the murder of his family B. Macduff’s noble despair for his country C. Macduff’s attempts to deny Malcom’s claims of character flaws
  • Which of these lines of Malcom’s best show how he really feels about Scotland? A. “…yet my poor country/ Shall have more vices than it had before…” B. “… were I king, / I should cut off the nobles for their lands…” C. “…It weeps, it bleeds, and each new day a gash / Is added to her wounds.”
  • In Act IV, Macbeth visits the witches because he thinks that A. their evil doings can help him keep his power B. they can turn back the hands of time C. they can rid him of Banquo’s ghost
  • One of the images that runs throughout the play is that of A. blood B. ships C. balloons

Which of the five senses does each of these quotes appeal to? A= touch B=taste, touch, hearing C= sight & touch

  • “This tyrant, whose sole name blisters our tongues, / Was once thought honest”
  • “This avarice/ Sticks deeper, grows with more pernicious root / Than summerseeming lust, and it hath been / the sword of our slain kings.”
  • “Nay, had I pow’r, I should / Pour the sweet milk of concord into hell, / Uproar the universal peace, confound / All unity on earth.”

List the three prophesies of the witches for Macbeth from this part of the play. How does each affect him?

Bonus: List the descriptions of the three apparitions (ghosts) who tell Macbeth those prophesies:

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Easy to grade quiz over Acts III and IV. Students can circle the correct answer. This can be useful for a quick evaluation of what the students understood from the acts.

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