Macbeth: Test your knowledge.
1: What do the weird sisters promise to Macbeth?
a. The kingdom of Scotland
b. Everlasting life
c. Victory in battle
d. A large family
2: Why does Macbeth envy Malcolm?
a. He is a better soldier.
b. He is the son of Duncan.
c. He is marrying Hecate.
d. He has been named heir to the throne.
3: What reason does Macbeth give for not killing Duncan?
a. Duncan will not die young.
b. Duncan is his guest.
c. Duncan is his uncle.
d. Duncan is stronger than he is.
4: What does Lady Macbeth accuse her husband of being?
a. A weak soldier
b. A coward
c. A bad king
d. A bad father
5: Why do Malcolm and Donalbain flee?
a. They fear the weird sisters.
b. They are afraid they'll be accused of murdering their father.
c. They think that Macbeth will kill them next.
d. They want to join the English army.
6: How does Macbeth persuade the murderers to kill Banquo?
a. He says he will pay them.
b. He threatens to imprison them.
c. He taunts them for their lack of manliness.
d. He threatens to execute them.
7: How does Lady Macbeth explain Macbeth's strange behavior at the banquet?
a. He is intoxicated.
b. He is suffering from an illness.
c. He has eaten the insane root.
d. He has become obsessed with his new power.
8: On returning to the Witches, what is the last apparition that Macbeth sees?
a. A blood-covered child
b. A procession of kings
c. A procession of trees
d. A ghost from his past
9: How does Malcolm attempt to win Macduff's support?
a. He tells Macduff about the slaughter of his family.
b. He claims he will be a better king than Macbeth.
c. He gives Macduff a feast to feed his family.
d. He reveals that he has lied about his lack of kingly virtues.
10: How does Macduff receive the news of his family's murder?
a. He seeks out Lady Macbeth for consolation.
b. He gets hives.
c. He commits suicide.
d. He blames himself and vows to take revenge upon Macbeth.
11: Who says the following: "All hail Macbeth, Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis."
a. Lady Macbeth
d. The Witches
12: Who says the following: "Come you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here."
b. Lady Macbeth
13: Who says the following: "Glamis hath murdered sleep . . . Macbeth will sleep no more."
b. Lady Macbeth
14: Who says the following: "Here lay Duncan, his silver skin lac'd with his golden blood."
c. Lady Macbeth
15: Who says the following: "'Tis unnatural, even like the deed that's done."
a. The Old Man