The Character of Macbeth: Description & Analysis


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What first sparks Macbeth's ambition and lust for power in Macbeth?

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1. Over the course of the play that bears his name, what progression most aptly describes Macbeth's descent into immorality?

2. Macbeth is unable to overcome his own weakness of character throughout the play. It is his:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's most famous plays, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of its protagonist. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the characters and plot of Macbeth.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments focus on the following topics:

  • Lady Macbeth's fate
  • Arc of Macbeth's personal story
  • Catalyst for Macbeth's ambition
  • Weakness in Macbeth's character

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify important characters, such as Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Shakespeare's Macbeth

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled The Character of Macbeth: Description & Analysis. The lesson meets the following objectives:

  • Learn the story of Macbeth
  • Understand the character of Macbeth
  • Know important scenes from the play