Macbeth: Themes and Quotes from the Scottish Play


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When Lady Macbeth cries out, 'unsex me here', what does she mean?

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1. Why does Macbeth kill Banquo?

2. What do the witches NOT tell or show Macbeth the second time he goes to see them?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of important themes and quotes from the Shakespearean tragedy, Macbeth. Some of the topics you'll be quizzed on include identifying several speeches from the play as well as understanding Macbeth's visits to the witches known as the weird sisters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Interpreting the line 'unsex me here' uttered by Lady Macbeth
  • Macbeth's motivation for murdering Banquo
  • Macbeth's second visit to the three weird sisters
  • 'tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow' speech from the play
  • Identifying lines foreign to Macbeth

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on important themes and quotes from Macbeth
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read specific lines from the play and interpret their meaning correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the weird sisters and what they say in Macbeth

Additional Learning

Continue analyzing this Shakespearean play by reviewing the accompanying lesson called Macbeth: Themes and Quotes from the Scottish Play. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the five main characters from Macbeth
  • Relate the play's basic plot
  • Tell the function of the three witches, or weird sisters, from the tragedy
  • Explain how the theme of ambition plays out in Macbeth