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Macbeth Quiz

Take this quiz to discover what you think about Macbeth's morality. I believe that Shakespeare left the decision of his morality up to the reader, so what do you think? Find out below!

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  1. What does Macbeth's decision to murder Duncan (to obtain the throne say about his morality?

    He decided to murder Duncan. What kind of a man (or monster) does that make him?

    Macbeth is a moral man
    Macbeth is a partially moral man
    Macbeth is kind-of a monster
    Macbeth is a complete, soulless monster
    IDK...Macbeth is basically be a monster-man...I guess?
  2. The morning after Macbeth killed Duncan, the others who are staying in his castle were talking to him as they figured it out (Act2.Scene3). He pretended not to know, and Macbeth blamed some other people. He also killed the guards so that they couldn't say

    What does this say about his morality?

    Macbeth is a moral man
    Macbeth is a partially moral man
    Macbeth is kind-of a monster
    Macbeth is a complete, soulless monster
    IDK...Macbeth is basically be a monster-man...I guess?
  3. Macbeth does not really mourn the loss of his wife (Act5.Scene5).

    What does this say about his character?

    Macbeth is a moral man
    Macbeth is a partially moral man
    Macbeth is kind-of a monster
    Macbeth is a complete, soulless monster
    IDK...Macbeth is basically be a monster-man...I guess?
  4. What does Macbeth's decision to murder Banquo (and he tried to kill his son) (Act3.Scene4) and Macduff's family (Act4.Scene3) (and he wanted to kill Macduff) (Act5.Scene5) say about Macbeth's morality?

    Macbeth is a moral man
    Macbeth is a partially moral man
    Macbeth is kind-of a monster
    Macbeth is a complete, soulless monster
    IDK...Macbeth is basically be a monster-man...I guess?
  5. In Act5.Scene5, Macbeth discovers that his wife is dead. He doesn't react very much at all. He says "She should have died hereafter; / There would have been a time for such a word" (5.5.17-18). This basically means that he doesn't have time for her.

    What does this say about his morality?

    Macbeth is a moral man
    Macbeth is a partially moral man
    Macbeth is kind-of a monster
    Macbeth is a complete, soulless monster
    IDK...Macbeth is basically be a monster-man...I guess?

Macbeth Quiz

You got: Macbeth is a moral man

Based on your answers, you interpreted Shakespeare's Macbeth as a moral man. You think that he was right to go through with everything that he did.

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You got: Macbeth is a partially moral man

Based on your answers, as you read Shakespeare's "Macbeth," you interpreted all of the main character's actions to be somewhat man-like. In other words, you think that some of Macbeth's actions were wrong, but most were fine. Macbeth is a decent person.

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You got: Macbeth is kind-of a monster

Based on your answers, you don't think that Macbeth is a good person at all, but you don't think that he is as bad as the devil. You interpreted Macbeth's actions as wrong, but his intentions as somewhat right.

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You got: Macbeth is a complete, soulless monster

Based on your answers, you think that Macbeth is just a bad person. You think that everything he did to achieve the throne was wrong, and perhaps just the fact that he wanted to be king in the first place is greedy. If you saw Macbeth on the bus, you would probably run the other way. He is basically just a cold block of stone.

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You got: IDK...Macbeth is basically a monster-man

Based on your answers, your opinion of Macbeth's morality is grey. You can see both sides, and you just aren't really sure which side to choose.

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