Macbeth Practice Test

Macbeth acted as he did because he was ambitious
Lady Macbeth’s motive for urging Macbeth on was that she wanted to be queen
Do the witches (a) implant the evil thought in Macbeth’s mind, (b) work on what is already there, (c) draw him from his purpose? (a) implant the evil thought in Macbeth’s mind
The weird women symbolizes the evil temptation in the world
Banquo’s moral character was strong
Macduff (a) was guilty of criminal negligence in leaving his family, (b) serves no dramatic purpose in the play, (c) did not sufficiently atone for his fault A/C
Macbeth’s ambition led him to destruction
As a king Macbeth was unjust
The theme of the play Macbeth is evil ambition and its results
The turning point in Macbeth’s success comes when Banquo’s ghost appears at the banquet
Macbeth meets his fate with desperate bravery
The play Macbeth is a tragedy
Macbeth’s companion the first time he met the witches was Banquo
Duncan is murdered by Macbeth
Malcolm flees to England
Just before the signal is given by Lady Macbeth, Macbeth sees a dagger
Immediately after Duncan’s murder, Macbeth is repentant
Banquo is murdered by hired murderers
Macbeth believed that he bore a charmed life
What does it mean to bear a charmed life? to be untouchable or unharmable; to be special.
Macbeth’s true character is best revealed through his soliloquies
The witches encourage Macbeth to draw on to his doom
“double, double, toil and trouble” Witches
“what need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to accompt” Lady Macbeth
“Approach thou like the rugged Russian bear, Take any shape by that” Macbeth
“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player” Macbeth
“Though bladed corn be lodg’d and trees blown down; answer me to what I ask you” Macbeth
“So foul and fair a day I have not seen” Macbeth
“When shall we three meet again in thunder, lighting, or in rain?” witches
“Fie, my lord, Fie! a soldier and afeard?” Lady Macbeth
“What a sigh is there! The heart is sorely charged” Doctor
“She should have dies hereafter” Macbeth
“I go and it is done; the bell invites me” Macbeth
“That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold.” Lady Macbeth
“A little water clears us of this deed.” Lady Macbeth
“Lay on Macduff, and damn’d be him that first cries, Hold, enough!” Macbeth
“Had I as many sons as I have hairs I would not wish them to a fairer death” Old Siward
“That which should accompany old age, As honor, love, obedience, troops of friends, I must not look to have” Macbeth
“Thou canst not say I did it: never shake thy gory locks at me” Macbeth
“Why in that rawness left you wife and child?” Malcolm
“Why should I play the Roman fool?” Macbeth
“Let us not be dainty of leave-taking, but shift away” Malcolm
“Nought’s had, all’s spent, where our desire is gotten without content” Lady Macbeth
“You have displaced the mirth, broke the good meeting, with most admired disorder” Lady Macbeth
“We have met with foes that strike beside us” Malcolm
“Had he not resembled my father as he slept, I had done it” Lady Macbeth
“What thou souldst highly that thou wouldst holily; Wouldst not play false, and yet wouldst wrongly win” Lady Macbeth
Macbeth thought of murder after listening to the witches. True
Macbeth smeared the guard’s faces with blood. False
Duncan’s sons were suspected of his murder because they fled. True
Banquo suspected Macbeth of the murder. True
Fleance and Banquo were murdered at the same time. False
The witches said Banquo would be king. False
The witches said that Macbeth would never be overcome. False
Malcolm suspected Macduff of treachery. True
The thanes were loyal to the last to Macbeth. False
Macbeth was a coward. False
Banquo was loyal to Macbeth. True
Macbeth’s chief fear was punishment after death. False
Lady Macbeth had no conscience. False
Macduff loved his family very much. True
Macbeth feared the opinion of others. True
Macbeth gains what the Thane of Cawdor loses. True
Banquo murders the grooms. False
The witches’ chief delight was evil. True
A sergeant fights bravely against the capture of Macbeth. False
Malcolm becomes King after Macbeth’s death. True
Malcolm gained strength of character as the play advanced. True
Macbeth was a happy king. False
Lady Macbeth’s conscience punished her. True
This play shows that happiness can follow sin. False
There are no attractive, good characters in the play. False
This play teaches that we cannot escape punishment for doing wrong. True
The air-drawn dagger was an illusion. True
The porter scene is elevating. True
Duncan was a cruel king. False
The play ends with the good characters triumphant. True
Macbeth was a successful host. False
The climax is reached when Banquo is killed and Fleance escapes. False
The play, Macbeth, shows the power of evil influence. True
The keynote of the drama was the struggle between evil and good. True
Banquo swoons after the murder of Duncan. False
Macduff ran away from Scotland in fear. False
The owl shrieked during the murder of King Duncan. True
Lady Macbeth reveals her secret. True
The play is written in blank verse. True
Malcolm kills Macbeth. False