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Brief-answer questions from 'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare Part-1


by William Shakespeare

1. When and where was Shakespeare born?

Ans: Shakespeare was born in 1564 at Stratford-upon-Avon in United Kingdom.

2. Who is Macbeth?

Ans: Macbeth was the general of Duncan’s army. Afterwards he becomes the evil king of Scotland.

3. Who is Banquo?

Ans: In Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Banquo is the General of the Scottish Army.

4. Who is Fleance?

Ans: Fleance is the son of Macbeth's friend and ally Banquo.

5. Who are the three Witches?

Ans: In Macbeth, the nameless three Witches are weird sisters.

6. Who is Duncan?

Ans: Duncan is the King of Scotland whom Macbeth murders for becoming the king.

7. Who is Malcolm?

Ans: Malcolm is the eldest son of King Duncan. He is the rightful heir to the throne of Scotland.

8. Who is Macduff? / Who kills Macbeth? [NU 2015, 2017]

Ans: Macduff is the person who suspects Macbeth of regicide and eventually kills Macbeth in the final act.

9. Who is Lady Macbeth?

Ans: Lady Macbeth is the wife of Macbeth. She is considered the fourth witch in the play Macbeth.

10. Who is Hecate?

Ans: Hecate is the queen of witches.

11. Who is Siward?

Ans: Siward is the Earl of Northumbria. He was a veteran military officer.

12. Who is Seyton?

Ans: Seyton is Macbeth's lieutenant and servant who obeys the whims and commands of Macbeth without question.

13. Name the queen of witches.

Ans: The name of the queen of witches is Hecate.

14. Where did the three witches meet? [NU 2016]

Ans: In the midst of thunder and lighting, the three witches meet on a lonely hearth.

15. How do the three witches address Macbeth? [NU 2014]

Ans: The three witches address Macbeth as Thane of Glamis (present title), Thane of Cawdor and ‘King hereafter’ of Scotland.