macbeth act 1 quiz

Read the Macbeth Act 1 before answering the questions.

1) Where does Macbeth take place?





2) Why was the original Thane of Cawdor killed?

For treason against King Duncan

For treason against Macbeth

For stealing from Macbeth

For murdering King Duncan

3) Why does Macbeth want to kill King Duncan?

King Duncan caused the army to lose a major battle

King Duncan insulted Lady Macbeth

Macbeth wants to be King, even though King Duncan appointed his son Malcolm as next in line

King Duncan is ruling very poorly, as he is old and senile

4) What does Macbeth do to Macdonwald in battle?

Takes him prisoner

Cuts him from the navel to the jaw

Beheads him

Cuts off one arm

5) What do the Weird Sisters say to Banquo?

“Thou shalt be king of Scotland!”

“Hail, king hereafter!”

“O valiant Banquo!”

“Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none.”

6) Who do the Macbeths plan to frame in King Duncan’s murder?




The King’s bodyguards

7) How does Lady Macbeth motivate Macbeth to kill King Duncan?

She says she will love him more if he does

She says it will make him a man

She says their children will benefit

She says they are required to do it by supernatural law

8) What does Lady Macbeth say she would do to her child if she had to?

Nurse it

Abandon it

Dash its brains out

Die for it

9) Choose the theme that the quote best develops.

Yet I do fear thy nature;

It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness

To catch the nearest way; thou wouldst be great,

Art not without ambition, but without

The illness should attend it.’

A. The price of peace

B. Man’s relationship with God

C. The inherent value of life

D. Violence and Peace

E. The dark side of ambition

10) Choose the theme that the quote best develops.

‘Fair is foul, and foul is fair’

A. What is true love?

B. Masculinity

C. Duty and Loyalty

D. Appearance versus Reality

E. The value of war

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