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Test your knowledge of William Shakespeare's Macbeth by taking an eNotes quiz! Created and approved by high school teachers, each eNotes quiz is multiple choice and includes questions on plot points, themes, and character traits. eNotes quizzes can be taken online or printed for classroom use.

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  • Macbeth Overview
    Macbeth Overview by enotes

    eNotes' Macbeth Overview Quiz covers important plot points and character developments to help you in your studies, including the banquet scene, Macbeth's greatest fears, and the subject of Lady Macbeth's hallucinations. Take the quiz to test your knowledge of Shakespeare's most haunting play.

  • Macbeth Act 1 Scene 1
    Macbeth Act 1 Scene 1 by enotes

    Just a few ladies, hanging around in the country side... Oh, wait... Does that one have warts? And what are they stirring in that huge pot? Is that a... thumb? Welcome to Act 1, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth. No ruby slippers or benevolent witches here. The Bard of Avon really knows how to create a mood. Be sure you understand the witches' puzzles better than Macbeth does by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 1, Scene 1. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  • Macbeth Act 1 Scene 2
    Macbeth Act 1 Scene 2 by enotes

    "The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse, " warned Irish philosopher Edmund Burke. He was right. Power is like a drug; the more you have, the more you want. Such is the case with Macbeth. He has proven himself to be a formidable force and has been rewarded for his efforts... but he wants more. Be sure you understand the players and their positions as they strive to achieve and maintain power by taking eNotes' exclusive, interactive quiz over Macbeth Act 1, Scene 2. Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead. See how you do!

  • Macbeth Act 1 Scene 3
    Macbeth Act 1 Scene 3 by enotes

    An enigma wrapped in a mystery! By Act 1, Scene 3, things are getting stranger (if that's possible) and more confusing. The Weird Sisters are stirring the pot, both literally and figuratively. Banquo is trying to figure out the witches' riddle. Macbeth is reveling in the old crones' flattery of titles, present and future. Be sure you understand who is being manipulated and why by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 1, Scene 3. Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead, see how you do!  

  • Macbeth Act 1 Scene 4
    Macbeth Act 1 Scene 4 by enotes

    It must have appeared to King Duncan that Scotland was his chessboard. Executions here, appointments there; castles to visit, knights to move about. The "game" Duncan is playing, however, is not one he will win. Plans are being made without his knowledge, sanction, or consent. Of course, the new players who think they can wrest and maintain control are also deluded. Be sure you understand how the game is being played by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 1, Scene 4. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Macbeth Act 1 Scene 5
    Macbeth Act 1 Scene 5 by enotes

    The ambitions of "The Real Housewives of Wherever" are NOTHING compared to the aspirations Lady Macbeth. While Macbeth certainly has the lion's share of culpability in the tragedy that is to come, his greedy wife bears much of the responsibility as well. In this scene, the audience learns just how far Lady Macbeth is willing to go to achieve what she wants. Make sure you are following the twists and turns by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 1, Scene 5. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Macbeth Act 1 Scene 6
    Macbeth Act 1 Scene 6 by enotes

    “Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides," warned the French novelist André Malraux. King Duncan would have done well to have understood this maxim regarding human behavior as he crossed the threshold of Inverness. Although he is greeted warmly and returns the hospitality both in word and deed, much is being hidden from the monarch. Test how well you are understanding the Macbeths' hidden agenda by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 1, Scene 6. Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead, see how you do!

  • Macbeth Act 1 Scene 7
    Macbeth Act 1 Scene 7 by enotes

    "Keeping Up with the Macbeths"? "Survivor: Scotland"? If reality television had been around in the eleventh century, scouts might well have chosen Macbeth and his wife for their own show. They have all the human foibles we all like to rubberneck... they are already rich, but they want to acquire even more wealth. They have power but they want even more power. And what makes this show even more compelling? The plotting of a murder to get what they both want. Make sure you understand how the tragedy is set in motion during the dinner table scene of Macbeth Act 1, Scene 7 with eNotes' interactive quiz. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty. See how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Macbeth Act 2 Scene 1
    Macbeth Act 2 Scene 1 by enotes

    Bell, hook, or candle: signs that some people are up to no good. The evil plot brewing between the Thane of Cawdor and his lady love is coming to a boil and the vile soup finally spills over. The deed is done but the consequences and ramifications have only just begun. Freud would have called Macbeth's actions "repression," but nothing repressed can stay that way forever. Discover who is hiding what, whose dreams are being haunted, and what else is unfolding by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 2, Scene 1. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty. See how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try!

  • Macbeth Act 2 Scene 2
    Macbeth Act 2 Scene 2 by enotes

    Have you ever had friends that were so bad for each other that it made you cringe? Alone, the friends seemed fine; but together, they were a train wreck. Well, this is the case with Macbeth and Lady Macbeth; they inflame whatever is worst about the other person when together. In Act 2, Scene 2 the terrible twosome have acted on their plan, rather than just thought about it. Be sure you understand who-compelled-whom to do what as well as the key points of the action by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 2, Scene 2. Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead, see how you do!

  • Macbeth Act 2 Scene 3
    Macbeth Act 2 Scene 3 by enotes

    "When clouds appear, wise men put on their cloaks," warns a citizen in Shakespeare's Richard III. Macbeth does not heed this wisdom. Portents of doom abound. Control over events is ebbing away. Rash actions will have dire consequences. Inverness, to put it in modern terms, has broken bad. Be sure you are following all of the twists and turns of Macbeth Act 2, Scene 3 by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz. Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead, see how you do!

  • Macbeth Act 2 Scene 4
    Macbeth Act 2 Scene 4 by enotes

    If Act 2, Scene 4 left you going, "Um, huh? What? I can't even..." this is not a surprise. The action is fast and furious. Players are dead, people are missing, mystery and accusations abound, and many characters are in mourning for their murdered king. A power vacuum is a dangerous thing and decisions are being made quickly about the future of Scotland. How well are you understanding who-is-doing-what, who-is-saying-what and where the action is headed? Find out by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 2, Scene 4. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade! 

  • Macbeth Act 3 Scene 1
    Macbeth Act 3 Scene 1 by enotes

    "The best of men cannot suspend their fate: The good die early, and the bad die late," Daniel Defoe wrote. The same lesson could be applied to the characters of Macbeth. While Macbeth and Banquo are hoping for good fates, for themselves and for their children, fate does not operate on wishes and desires. Make sure you are following the characters as they try to thwart or hasten what fate has in store for them by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 3, Scene 1. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Macbeth Act 3 Scene 2
    Macbeth Act 3 Scene 2 by enotes

    For someone who shows such bravery on the battlefield, Macbeth sure has a hard time standing up to his wife. However, Lady Macbeth is not completely responsible for her husband's actions; she isn't even aware of some of his future, murderous plans. Act 3, Scene 2 finds the criminal couple at odds with both their actions and their consciences. Discover how well you understand the Macbeths' individual and collective motivations by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 3, Scene 2. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Macbeth Act 3 Scene 3
    Macbeth Act 3 Scene 3 by enotes

    If Macbeth was a season of "Survivor: Scotland" one of the characters is about to be voted off the island in Act 3, Scene 3. The play isn't called The Tragedy of Macbeth for nothing. Murder and betrayal mark this bloody, memorable scene. Be sure you recall what went down by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 3, Scene 3. Your score is automatically ranked against others so that you can see how well you've done compared to others who have taken this quiz. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  • Macbeth Act 3 Scene 4
    Macbeth Act 3 Scene 4 by enotes

    “Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead,” Benjamin Franklin once said. And he was right. Three people know who killed Duncan. Only one of them is dead. Guilt is consuming one of the players, and greed continues to propel both of those in on the secret to keep trying to cover up and succeed in their power grab. Despite their best efforts, however, uncontrolled variables are disrupting their plot. Ghosts were definitely NOT in the contingency plans. Discover how well you are following the actions and motivations of the characters in this fast-moving scene by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 3, Scene 4. Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead, see how you do!

  • Macbeth Act 3 Scene 5
    Macbeth Act 3 Scene 5 by enotes

    If you think it's bad when your mom blows a gasket, try angering the Head Witch of Scotland! Okay, Hecate is not really the mother of the other witches in this play but she certainly wields power and authority over them. And she is about to make life a lot worse for Macbeth. Be sure you understand what Hecate and her band of Weird Sisters are up to by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 3, Scene 5. Your score is automatically ranked against others so that you can see how well you've done compared to others who have taken this quiz. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  • Macbeth Act 3 Scene 6
    Macbeth Act 3 Scene 6 by enotes

    Nothing like a few murders to make a naive kid grow up in a hurry. Such is the case with Lennox, a character who exhibits growth and wisdom by the end of this act. It is Lennox, not his elders, who has put the grisly pieces together. Make sure you understand the conclusions Lennox has reached and other factors out of Macbeth's control by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 3, Scene 6. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty. See how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Macbeth Act 4 Scene 1
    Macbeth Act 4 Scene 1 by enotes

    Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the most doomed of all? If you're Macbeth, you can safely assume at this point that it's you. However, Macbeth continues his record of really poor decision making in this scene by going back to the witches for "help." Make sure you are following Macbeth's attempts to thwart or hasten what fate has in store for him by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 4, Scene 1. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Macbeth Act 4 Scene 2
    Macbeth Act 4 Scene 2 by enotes

    “A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it," observed J.R.R. Tolkien. In Act 4, Scene 2, Lady Macduff is left to explain her husband's hasty departure to her son. Sides are being taken and courage is being tested by this point in the play. Make sure you are following the ever-increasing pace of the action by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 4, Scene 2. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  • Macbeth Act 4 Scene 3
    Macbeth Act 4 Scene 3 by enotes

    "The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him," Machiavelli warned in The Prince. In Act 4, Scene 3 of Macbeth, Malcolm is put in this position. He is weighing his own abilities to govern and assessing the quality of the men who have aligned with him. Discover whether Malcolm has made good choices or poor ones as this scene unfolds by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 4, Scene 3. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Macbeth Act 5 Scene 1
    Macbeth Act 5 Scene 1 by enotes

    About 400 years before Freud articulated the concept of the super-ego, Lady Macbeth was walkin' the walk. LITERALLY. Guilt has a way of seeping through even the most carefully caulked cracks. No one seems to know what's going on, and no one knows what do do. Discover how Lady Macbeth's inner turmoil is affecting the outcome of the play by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 5, Scene 1. Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead, see how you do!

  • Macbeth Act 5 Scene 2
    Macbeth Act 5 Scene 2 by enotes

    You can look in a lot of "leadership" books and probably none are going to tell you (except for maybe Machiavelli's The Prince) that murder is the key to success. Macbeth thinks that the ends have justified the means, but those forced to follow him have significantly different ideas. The play is coming to a close and the action is heating up. Make sure you understand all the plots and schemes, both by Macbeth and those plotting against him by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 5, Scene 2. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  • Macbeth Act 5 Scene 3
    Macbeth Act 5 Scene 3 by enotes

    Denial. It ain't just a river in Egypt. Also, don't ever ask Macbeth to play "Clue" with you. He'll never get it. All the signs are there but Macbeth refuses to read them. And his wife, she'll snap out of it soon... right? By this point in the play, literally everyone, including the horses, have figured out that those witches are just interesting old ladies. Everyone, that is, except Macbeth. Be sure you are understanding how the action is building towards the tragic conclusion by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 5, Scene 3. Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead, see how you do!

  • Macbeth Act 5 Scene 4 and 5
    Macbeth Act 5 Scene 4 and 5 by enotes

    Oh, hindsight! How nice to meet you out here, in the woods! Yep, it's not called The Tragedy of Macbeth for nothing. Macbeth has lost everything. All of his plans for power and wealth are dissolving in the pools of blood beneath his feet. Too late does he realize the folly of his, and his wife's, actions. Control has been an illusion all along. How closely have you been watching the thread of Macbeth's fate unravel? Find out by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 5, Scenes 4 and 5. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand its level of difficulty. See how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Macbeth Act 5 Scenes 6 to 8
    Macbeth Act 5 Scenes 6 to 8 by enotes

    Six prophecies professed. Six prophecies fulfilled. The Tragedy of Macbeth has reached its bloody, foretold conclusion in these final, fast-paced scenes. Fates are determined, lives are lost, justice is served. Be sure you are clearly recalling who lives, who dies, and how each of the prophecies has come to fruition by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth Act 5, Scenes 6 to 8. Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead, see how you do!

  • Macbeth in Macbeth
    Macbeth in Macbeth by enotes

    "Ambition should be made of sterner stuff," Marc Antony said in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. The same thing could be said of Macbeth. The Thane of Cawdor had shown remarkable bravery on the battlefield, and his ambition seemed boundless. However, as the once-great warrior discovered, his "stuff" was not as "stern" as it needed to be. Macbeth is haunted by his deeds and he will pay for his betrayal. Be sure you understand the nuances of this tragic character by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Macbeth in Macbeth. Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead, see how you do!

  • Lady Macbeth in Macbeth
    Lady Macbeth in Macbeth by enotes

    "Out, out, damned spot!" Lady Macbeth is one of literature's most fascinating characters. She is arguably even more driven to wealth and power than her murderous husband. It is she who compels Macbeth, she, who, ultimately, compels the tragedy. No actions occur without reaction, however. For Lady Macbeth, those actions take place both externally and internally after her plans are executed. How well do you understand the motivations of this key character in Shakespeare's tragedy? Take our exclusive, interactive quiz to Lady Macbeth in Macbeth and find out! Each of our questions is ranked by level of difficulty by gauging how many times each question has been answered correctly. Did you score a six or higher? You rock. Go ahead, see how you do!

    Best Score: 80%
  • Banquo in Macbeth
    Banquo in Macbeth by enotes

    False friends and mysterious prophecies; betrayals and upheavals. Throughout it all, Banquo, a trusted general in King Duncan's army, acts bravely and wisely. In fact, Banquo's wisdom is what Macbeth fears the most. The general's quick mind might just be the treacherous Thane's undoing. Be sure you understand how Banquo affects the action of the play by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz to Banquo in Macbeth to help you comprehend this important character. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

    Best Score: 100%
  • Witches in Macbeth
    Witches in Macbeth by enotes

    "Double, double, toil and trouble!" You probably knew this line long before you read The Tragedy of Macbeth. In fact, most of our popular lore about witches, from cauldrons, to warts, to pointy hats, comes to us courtesy of the bard. However, the witches here are not just for a Halloween-like effect. Instead, they both propel and predict the behavior of the players and the tragedy that is to come. Be sure you understand the important role of the Witches in Macbeth by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!

  • Macduff in Macbeth
    Macduff in Macbeth by enotes

    Modern men, take a cue from Macduff and "feel it like a man." Macduff is one of Shakespeare's most intriguing characters. He is brave but not foolhardy. He is emotional but not helpless. Macduff acts only after carefully reviewing his options; he doesn't fly into a rage and hurt people, although no one would be surprised, or blame him, if he did. Loyal to both king and country, Macduff's character humanizes some very inhumane activities in this play. Be sure you understand the complexities of this character and his motivations by taking our exclusive, interactive quiz Macduff in Macbeth to help you comprehend this important character. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try below!

  • Malcolm in Macbeth
    Malcolm in Macbeth by enotes

    "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown." This line comes from Shakespeare's Henry IV but it applies to any king in his plays, or indeed, any king in real life. Power is attractive. Power is often seized. In Macbeth, when Duncan is killed Malcolm must make decisions that will have lasting ramifications. How well do you understand how this important character fits into the framework of the play? Take our exclusive, interactive quiz to Malcolm in Macbeth and find out. Rank your score against others and see how you compare. What have you got to lose? Nothing! What do you have to gain? A better grade!  

    Best Score: 40%