Multiple Choice
1. Who are the first characters to appear in this play?
(a) Soldiers.
(b) Three Witches.
(c) Messengers.
(d) Macbeth and Duncan.
2. What is the weather like at the beginning of the play?
(a) Dark and misty.
(b) Sunny and bright.
(c) Lightning and thunder.
(d) Torrential rain.
3. What do the witches vow to do at the beginning of the play?
(a) Meet again.
(b) Kill Macbeth.
(c) Confuse the messengers.
(d) Fool the soldiers.
4. When do the witches want to meet?
(a) After a mighty battle.
(b) At the turn of the year.
(c) Before the sun sets.
(d) The dawn before Macbeth's death.
5. Where does the sun seem to set at the beginning of the play?
(a) The witches' cauldron.
(b) The ocean.
(c) The ground.
(d) The heath.
6. Where is this play set?
(a) England.
(b) Wales.
(c) Ireland.
(d) Scotland.
7. Who do the witches plan to meet after parting in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Duncan.
(b) Macbeth.
(c) MacDonwald.
(d) McBride.
8. What do the witches sense in the air in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Something murky.
(b) Something unexpected.
(c) Something hopeful.
(d) Something astonishing.
9. What are the witches anticipating at the beginning of the play?
(a) The death of Macbeth.
(b) Something to happen on a larger scale.
(c) To meet their master.
(d) The assasination of the king.
10. What do the witches say are their greatest pleasure in life?
(a) Conjuring.
(b) Killing.
(c) Serving.
(d) Deceiving.
11. How many witches are there?
(a) Three.
(b) Five.
(c) Four.
(d) Six.
12. What kind of land is featured in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Desert.
(b) Forest.
(c) Cave.
(d) Meadow.
13. Who of the following is NOT found in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Malcolm.
(b) Macbeth.
(c) Lennox.
(d) Duncan.
14. Where does Duncan decide to camp at the beginning of the play?
(a) Florence.
(b) Innerwith.
(c) Triamond.
(d) Forres.
15. Who does Duncan meet as he sets up camp at the beginning of the play?
(a) One of the witches.
(b) Malcolm.
(c) A messenger.
(d) A wounded soldier.
16. What title does Duncan hold?
(a) General.
(b) Magistrate.
(c) Duke.
(d) King.
17. What did Macbeth do to Macdonwald?
(a) Cut off his head.
(b) Ripped him in half with his sword.
(c) Poisoned him.
(d) Stabbed him in the heart.
18. Who is the main enemy of Scotland at the time of this play?
(a) England.
(b) Germany.
(c) Scandinavia.
(d) Norway.
19. In Act 1, Scene 2, why does the sergeant not finish telling Duncan of the
(a) He is too overcome with emotion.
(b) He falls asleep.
(c) He dies.
(d) He faints from loss of blood.
20. Who is assisting the main enemy of Scotland at the time of this play?
(a) MacDuff.
(b) Macbeth.
(c) The Thane of Cawdor.
(d) The Witches.
21. Who is sent for to help the wounded sergeant in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) A nurse.
(b) A surgeon.
(c) Another soldier.
(d) Duncan.
160. What does Macbeth fear his future will be after finding out the source of the
shrill cry in Act 5, Scene 5?
(a) Great glory.
(b) Sadness and sorrow.
(c) Reigning and ruling.
(d) Dusty death.
161. How does Macbeth hear that Birnam Wood is moving towards the castle?
(a) He sees it in a dream.
(b) A witch prophecies it to him.
(c) He sees it out his window.
(d) His sentry tells him.
162. How does Lady Macbeth die?
(a) Mistaken for a witch by a servant.
(b) Poison.
(c) Captured by the enemy.
(d) Suicide.
163. What does the army at Dunsinane do when they reach the castle?
(a) Begin bombarding the castle.
(b) Pound their drums.
(c) Rest.
(d) Wait for Macbeth.
164. What does Malcolm tell the army to do when they reach the castle at
(a) Put down their branches.
(b) Get some good rest before the action begins.
(c) Wipe off their camouflage.
(d) Chant against Macbeth.
165. Who will lead the first assault on the castle in Act 5, Scene 6?
(a) Siward.
(b) Macduff.
(c) Angus.
(d) Malcolm.
166. Why is Macbeth afraid when the army reaches the castle when he has been
so confident until then?
(a) The witches warnings are coming true.
(b) He didn't realize how large the army was.
(c) He cannot find his good armor.
(d) He feels helpless without his wife.
167. Where did the army get the boughs they are holding?
(a) From the forests near their homes.
(b) From trees at the castle.
(c) From Birnam wood.
(d) At Dunsinane.
168. What were the boughs held by the army used for?
(a) Protection..
(b) Weapons.
(c) Camouflage.
(d) Shade.
169. Where is the army at Dunsinane from?
(a) Wales.
(b) England.
(c) Scotland.
(d) Ireland.
170. What does Macbeth decide he must do when he sees the army at his castle
in Act 5, Scene 7?
(a) Flee.
(b) Make a stand.
(c) Make a truce.
(d) Surrender.
171. Who is the first person killed by Macbeth in the battle at his castle?
(a) Angus.
(b) Malcolm.
(c) Lennox.
(d) Young Siward.
172. How does Macbeth feel about his first killing in the battle in Act 5, Scene 7?
(a) Confident.
(b) Overwhelmed.
(c) Repentant.
(d) Furious.
173. Who wants to take revenge personally on Macbeth during the battle at the
(a) Donalbain.
(b) General Siward.
(c) Macduff.
(d) Malcolm.
174. Why is Macbeth not afraid of the man sworn to take revenge on him?
(a) He had a dream in which he defeated this man.
(b) He knows he is stronger than the man.
(c) He is full of confidence.
(d) The prophecy from the witches gives him courage.
175. What does Macbeth say he will not do when he sees two angry and armed
men approach him in the castle in Act 5, Scene 8?
(a) Retreat.
(b) Fall on his sword.
(c) Succumb to fear.
(d) Lose the battle.
176. How was Macduff born?
(a) Extracted from his mother's dead corpse.
(b) Stillborn, and then revived.
(c) Born prematurely.
(d) Ripped from his mother's womb.
177. Why is Macduff's birth so important to the plot?
(a) Macbeth can not be killed by a man born naturally of a woman.
(b) Macduff is related to Macbeth.
(c) His unique birth gave him strength.
(d) Macbeth and Macduff were born the same way.
178. What does Macduff call Macbeth as they fight?
(a) A tyrant.
(b) A child.
(c) A pussycat.
(d) A fool.
179. What brings Siward comfort when he hears of his son's death?
(a) Macbeth was defeated.
(b) He died nobly.
(c) He honored his father.
(d) He died quickly and painlessly.
180. Who is crowned king at the end of the play?
(a) Siward.
(b) Malcolm.
(c) Macduff.
(d) Donalbain.
Multiple Choice Key
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