Macbeth A5 practice question
1. What is the main message of The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act V, Scene i, which includes Lady Macbeth’s sleepwalking scene?
A. Illness comes to evil people.
B. A guilty conscience is not easily mended.
C. Wives should be forgiven for their husbands’ misdeeds. D. One is doomed to relive evil deeds.
In Scene iii, what does Macbeth’s behavior toward the servant who comes to deliver a message ultimately show about Macbeth’s character?
A. He has grown brutal.
B. He has remained honorable.
C. He has grown timid.
D. He has begun to lack confidence.
When Macbeth reveals in Scene v that he has grown impervious to fear and horror, he is underscoring the play’s theme of the
A. destructiveness of blind ambition.
B. conflict between love and ambition.
C. betrayal of friends and family.
D. senselessness of battle and the brevity of life.
At what point does Macbeth first begin to realize that he has been tricked by the prophecies? A.
when he confronts and kills Young Siward
B. when he learns that Birnam Wood is moving toward the castle
C. when he is told that Lady Macbeth is dead
In Act V, in what way does Macbeth revert to his former self? A. He laments the death of his wife.
B. He treats his followers with respect.
C. He fights with courage and skill.
D. He places Scotland’s interests before his own.
Why does Shakespeare have Macbeth display certain admirable traits at the end of the play? A. to reinforce the idea that Macbeth is a victim of his tragic flaw
B. so the audience will realize that Macbeth was deceived by the witches
C. to make Macbeth’s death seem less tragic
D. so the audience will no longer consider Macbeth a villain
When the doctor watches Lady Macbeth sleepwalking, he
A. prescribes her a potion.
B. tells Lady Macbeth’s servant to make certain she gets back to bed. C. goes after her to awaken her gently.
D. is completely baffled.
You can infer that the doctors in Shakespeare’s time knew very little about I. psychology.
II. emotional distress.
III. the mind-body connection. A. I and II
B. II and III
C. I and III
D. I, II, and III
When the doctor tells the waiting-gentlewoman to take from Lady Macbeth “the means of all annoyance,” it is because he fears that Lady Macbeth might
A. be upset when she finds out she’s been sleepwalking.
B. be guilty of a crime of treason.
C. plan to leave Dunsinane. D. try to kill herself.
When Macbeth says “Out, out, brief candle!” the word candle refers to A. the blood on his hands.
D. his crown.
In Act V, Scene i, you can tell that the waiting-gentlewoman is A. afraid of the doctor.
B. angry about the death of King Duncan.
C. loyal to Lady Macbeth.
D. disloyal to Macbeth and his wife.
Lady Macbeth kills herself because
A. she cannot bear her guilt.
B. her husband is about to be dethroned.
C. she has gone insane.
D. she is about to be attacked by Malcolm’s forces.
At the end of the play, how does Macbeth’s courage in battle affect the reader?
A.It brings the reader full circle by once again pointing up an aspect of his noble nature.
B.It brings up a new side of Macbeth, one of bravery in the face of adversity.
C.It shows that Macbeth is courageous only in desperation.
D.It shows Macbeth’s hatred for Malcolm and Macduff.
15. Which of the following sentences has an adjective clause?
A.When Macbeth finds out Lady Macbeth is dead, he continues to fight.
B.Although Macbeth grieves for Lady Macbeth, his response is that she would have
died soon anyway.
C.Macbeth hears of his wife’s death, which makes him very sad, but he continues to
D. Lady Macbeth is dead, but he can’t give up.
The trees of Birnam Wood moving toward Dunsinane are downfall.
B. developments C. harbingers
Which of the following sentences includes an adverb clause? A. The fighting ends as soon as Macbeth is dead.
B. Malcolm makes many of the noblemen earls.
C. Macduff fights a bloody battle and kills Macbeth.
D. The witches’ prophecies, which they made in Act I, came true.
18. Lady Macbeth’s guilt causes her a great A. harbinger
C. development D. fortification
19. The witches dance wildly around their caldron in a frenzy. A. clamorous C. perturbed
B. pristine D. virtuous
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