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by William Shakespeare

Macbeth: Something Wicked This Way Comes Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Macbeth? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. The play opens with the appearance of three…?

Wild dogs
Blind mice
Q. What prophesy has been made about Macbeth?

He will be the Boy Who Lives.
He will one day be King of Scotland.
He will die young.
He will prick his finger on a spinning wheel and fall into a deep sleep
Q. Whom does King Duncan name as heir to his throne?

His son Malcolm
His beloved cockerspaniel
Q. How does Lady Macbeth signal to Macbeth that King Duncan’s chamberlains are asleep?

By whistling three times
By tolling a bell
By winking
By texting him
Q. What does Macbeth do to King Duncan?

He frames him for the murder of the chamberlains
He steals his watch
He murders him
He plays a practical joke on him
Q. To whom does “something wicked this way comes” refer?

A witch
A naughty child
The devil