Macbeth Act 3 Quiz

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Read “Macbeth Act 3” before answering the questions.…

1) Who does Macbeth ask to kill Banquo and his son?

A. Duncan’s bodyguards

B. Macduff

C. The three witches

D. Two murderers

2) What happens to Banquo’s son when they are attacked?

A. He is stabbed and killed

B. He escapes

C. He rushes to defend his father and is beheaded

D. He is saved by the murderers under Macbeth’s orders

3) What does Macbeth see in the empty seat at the feast?

A. Banquo’s ghost

B. Fleance’s ghost

C. Macduff’s ghost

D. Lady Macbeth’s ghost

4) What does Macbeth compare his life to?

A. Climbing a volcano spurting blood

B. Wading through a river of blood

C. Diving into an ocean of blood

D. Wading through drifts of bloody snow

5) Who is gathering forces in England to try to defeat Macbeth?

A. Fleance

B. Donalbain

C. Macduff

D. Lennox

6) Which passage is an example of imagery?

A. A woman’s story at a winter’s fire / Authorized by her grandam. Shame itself!

B. Oh, full of scorpions is my mind dear wife!

C. And though I could / With barefaced power sweep him from my sight…

D. We hear our bloody cousins are bestowed / In England and in Ireland, not confessing…

7) Which passage is an example of figurative language?

A. Treason has done his worst; nor steel nor poison / Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing / Can touch him further.

B. Then stand with us. The west yet glimmers with some streaks of day.

C. Thou canst not say I did it. Never shake / Thy gory locks at me.

D. It is concluded Banquo, thy soul’s flight / If it find heaven, must find it out tonight.

8) Which passage is an example of alliteration?

A. Why, by the verities on thee made good / May they not be my oracles as well / And set me up in hope? But hush, no more.

B. My genius is rebuked, as it is said / Mark Antony’s was by Caesar.

C. Acquaint you with the perfect spy o’ th’ time / The moment on ’t; for ’t must be done tonight…

D. Whose heavy hand hath bowed you to the grave / And beggared yours forever?

9) Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown,
and put a barren scepter in my grip.

These lines are an example of what feature of literary style.

A. Imagery

B. Alliteration

C. Allusion

D. Figurative Language

10) Let your Highness
Command upon me, to the which my duties
are with a most indissoluble tie
forever knit.

These lines are an example of what feature of literary style?

A. Alliteration

B. Figurative Language

C. Allusion

D. Onomatopoeia

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