''Double, Double Toil And Trouble'': Meaning & Lesson - Quiz & Worksheet


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What is the meaning of 'double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble' from the play Macbeth?

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1. Which of the following identifies a prediction for Macbeth's life made by the three witches in Macbeth?

2. The three witches are also referred to as the ____ sisters by other characters in Macbeth.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment tools will help you see how well you understand the 'Double, double toil and trouble' quote from Shakespeare's Macbeth. You need to know the meaning of the quote and about the witches who say it in order to successfully answer the quiz questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Completing this quiz and worksheet will allow you to assess your knowledge of:

  • The role of 'doubling' in the play
  • The witches' predictions for Macbeth and why he believes them
  • Meaning of 'Double, double toil and trouble'
  • How characters reference the witches

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills as you complete the quiz and worksheet:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine the use of 'doubling' during Macbeth in a different light
  • Information recall - access what you've learned about the witches' predictions for Macbeth and his willingness to accept them
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the witches in Macbeth

Additional Learning

To learn more about this significant quote, take a look at the lesson called 'Double, Double Toil and Trouble:' Meaning & Lesson. The lesson unpacks the following objectives:

  • Examine the role of the witches' and how they influence the plot of Macbeth
  • Decipher the meaning of 'Double, double toil and trouble'
  • Understand how doubling occurs within the play
  • Recognize how Macbeth's literal interpretation of the prophecies leads to his death