Macbeth Comprehension Questions

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

Macbeth can be a complicated play to teach, and you want to monitor your students' comprehension throughout. These questions will help you check your students' understanding while also prompting critical thought about the play.

Why Comprehension Questions?

When you are teaching Shakespeare to your students, you are likely to run into some challenges with comprehension. The language is old-fashioned and often unfamiliar, and the plots can be complicated. If you ask students questions as they work their way through these plays, you will be able to assess their understanding and help them where they struggle. Comprehension questions can also be a great way to prompt good discussion and to encourage critical thinking about the story and characters. Here we'll concentrate on Macbeth; below you'll find a series of questions designed to test student comprehension while they're reading the play.

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