Macbeth Act 2 Quiz

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Read The Macbeth Act 2 before answering the questions.

1) What does Macbeth see floating in front of him on his way to kill King Duncan?

A bloody ghost

A bloody dagger

A beheaded man

A drink of poison

2) Who discovers the murdered King Duncan?




Lady Macbeth

3) What do people believe Duncan’s sons have done?

Murdered the king themselves

Hired the servants to kill the king

Bribed Macduff to escape

Plotted to kill Macbeth

4) Who is crowned king after Duncan is murdered?





5) ‘O gentle lady!

‘Tis not for you to hear what I can speak;

The repetition in a woman’s ear

Would murder as it fell.’ -Macduff

A. This is an instance of metaphor

B. This is an instance of catharsis

C. This is an instance of the tragic flaw

D. This is an instance of aside

E. This is an instance of dramatic irony

6) ‘The night has been unruly: where we lay,

Our chimneys were blown down; and, as they say,

Lamentings heard i’ the air; strange screams of death,

And prophesying with accents terrible

Of dire combustion and confus’d events

New hatch’d to the woeful time. The obscure bird

Clamour’d the livelong night: some say the earth

Was feverous and did shake.’ -Lennox

A. Man versus Nature

B. Natural versus the Supernatural

C. The ends justify the means

D. Violence and Peace

E. Gluttony

7) ‘My hands are of your colour, but I shame

To wear a heart so white.

I hear a knocking

At the sout entry; retire we to our chamber;

A little water clears us of this deed;

How easy is it, then! Your constancy

Hath left you unattended.’ -Lady Macbeth

A. The ends justify the means

B. Motherhood

C. The traits of a good and decent king

D. Femininity and Strength

E. Guilt

8) ‘These deeds must not be thought

After these ways; so, it will make us mad.’ -Lady Macbeth

A. Motherhood

B. Enjoyment versus Health

C. Masculinity

D. Violence and Peace

E. Guilt

9) ‘That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold,

What hath quench’d them hath given me fire.’ - Lady Macbeth

A. This is an example of tragic flaw

B. This is an example of tragic hero

C. This is an example of Shakespeare’s wordplay

D. This is an example of catharsis

E. This is an example of personification

10) ‘I dreamt last night of the three weird sisters:

To you they have show’d some truth.’ - Banquo

A. The danger of knowledge

B. The strength of love

C. Greed

D. Individual versus Society

E. Femininity and Beauty

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