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A STEP BEYOND
TESTS AND ANSWERS
_____ 1. Macbeth won the respect of King Duncan by
A. slaying the traitor Macdonwald
_____ 2. King Duncan rewarded Macbeth by dubbing him
A. the Earl of Sine
_____ 3. In addressing Banquo, the witches called him
I. lesser than Macbeth, and greater
A. I and II
_____ 4. When Macbeth said, "Two truths are told / As happy prologues" he was referring to
A. his titles of Glamis and Cawdor
_____ 5. "Nothing in his life / Became him like the leaving it" is a reference to
A. the traitorous Thane of Cawdor
_____ 6. Duncan's statement, "I have begun to plant thee and will labour / To make thee full of growing" is an example of
A. a simile
_____ 7. Lady Macbeth characterizes her husband as being
A. "the glass of fashion and the mould of form"
_____ 8. Macbeth agonizes over the possible killing of the king by saying
I. he is my house guest; I should protect him
A. I and III
_____ 9. Macbeth's statement to his wife, "Bring forth men- children only" signifies that he
A. is proud of his wife's transformation
_____ 10. As part of the plan to kill the king, Lady Macbeth would
A. get the chamberlains drunk
11. Trace Macbeth's transformation from a good man to an evil man.
12. What motivates Macbeth to take the evil path he chooses?
13. What influence do the witches have on Macbeth?
14. Contrast Macbeth's response to the witches' predictions with Banquo's.
15. Describe the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Trace how it changes over the course of the play.