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Macbeth

William Shakespeare

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1. Who kills Macbeth?

2. How many men reign as king of Scotland throughout the play?

3. Whom does Lady Macbeth frame for the murder of Duncan?

4. Who kills Banquo?

5. Which of the following best describes Lady Macbeth’s death?

6. Who discovers Duncan’s body?

7. Whom does Macbeth see sitting in his chair during the banquet?

8. What vision does Macbeth have before he kills Duncan?

9. With whom are the Scots at war at the beginning of the play?

10. Which nation’s army invades Scotland at the end of the play?

11. Who is the goddess of witchcraft in the play?

12. Who kills Donalbain?

13. What happens to Lady Macbeth before she dies?

14. Who kills Lord Siward’s son?

15. Where are Scottish kings crowned?

16. Why is Macduff able to kill Macbeth despite the witches’ prophecy?

17. Where is Duncan killed?

18. Who flees Scotland to join Malcolm in England?

19. What was the weather like the night Duncan was murdered?

20. Who kills Lady Macbeth?

21. Who flees Scotland immediately after Duncan’s death?

22. Who jokes that he works at “hell gate”?

23. What title is Macbeth given after his victory described in Act 1?

24. Who tells Macduff that his family has been killed?

25. How does Birnam Wood come to Dunsinane?

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