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A STEP BEYOND

TESTS AND ANSWERS

TEST 1

_____ 1. Macbeth won the respect of King Duncan by

A. slaying the traitor Macdonwald
B. serving as a gracious host for his king
C. not pleading for advancement

_____ 2. King Duncan rewarded Macbeth by dubbing him

A. the Earl of Sine
l B. the Thane of Cawdor him
C. Bellona's bridegroom

_____ 3. In addressing Banquo, the witches called him

I. lesser than Macbeth, and greater
II. not so happy as Macbeth, yet much happier
III. a future father of kings

A. I and II
B. I and III
C. I, II, and III


_____ 4. When Macbeth said, "Two truths are told / As happy prologues" he was referring to

A. his titles of Glamis and Cawdor
B. the victories against the kerns and gallowglasses
C. the predictions made to Banquo and to himself

_____ 5. "Nothing in his life / Became him like the leaving it" is a reference to

A. the traitorous Thane of Cawdor
B. Banquo's son, Fleance
C. Duncan's son, Donalbain

_____ 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
B. a metaphor
C. personification

_____ 7. Lady Macbeth characterizes her husband as being

A. "the glass of fashion and the mould of form"
B. "too full of the milk of human kindness"
C. "a cannon overcharg'd with a double crack"

_____ 8. Macbeth agonizes over the possible killing of the king by saying

I. he is my house guest; I should protect him
II. Duncan's virtues will "plead like angels"
III. "I am his kinsman and his subject"

A. I and III
B. II and III
C. I, II, 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
B. is concerned over the succession to the throne
C. has accepted the challenge to slay the king

_____ 10. As part of the plan to kill the king, Lady Macbeth would

A. get the chamberlains drunk
B. smear Duncan's face with blood
C. arrange an alibi for Macbeth

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.

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