ISC Macbeth Workbook Answers : Act 1 Scene 6

Welcome to our blog post ISC Macbeth Workbook Answers : Act 1, Scene 6 of William Shakespeare’s timeless masterpiece, “Macbeth.” As dedicated learners and educators, we recognize the importance of unraveling the nuances of Shakespearean literature, which is why we’ve curated this comprehensive guide specifically tailored to the ISC curriculum.

Within this blog, we’ll explore Act 1, Scene 6, utilizing the meticulously crafted workbook provided by Morning Star publishers. Our objective is to not only present multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and detailed answers but also to foster a deeper comprehension of the play’s themes, characters, and linguistic complexities.

While our responses are structured based on the workbook, we encourage students to use this resource as a springboard for their own exploration. Shakespeare’s works offer rich layers of interpretation, inviting individual analysis. Therefore, feel empowered to adapt and personalize our insights to suit your unique learning style and needs.

Whether you’re striving for academic excellence or simply eager to unravel the depths of “Macbeth,” join us on this enlightening journey through Act 1, Scene 6. Let’s embark on an adventure where Shakespeare’s words transcend time, captivating minds across generations.

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Workbook Summary :

The night has already fallen. Duncan, along with his sons, Banquo and other thanes, arrive at Macbeth’s castle at Inverness. They are seen standing outside the castle. Duncan finds the castle pleasant and peaceful. He says:

This castle hath a pleasant seat; the air
Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself
Unto our gentle senses.

Banquo sees a martlet, a migrant bird, living around the castle. It indicates that the air around the castle is pleasant. Duncan greets Lady Macbeth and thanks her for taking the trouble to putting him up at Inverness. Lady Macbeth welcomes the King in a deceitful manner and tells him that all that they do to serve him, would really be a poor return for the honour bestowed on them by the King. She further adds that for the high dignities the King has conferred on them in the past and for those which he has recently heaped upon them, they will remain grateful to him. Lady Macbeth says:

Your servants ever
Have theirs, themselves, and what is theirs in count
To make their audit at your highness’ pleasure,
Still to return your own.

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Workbook MCQs :

1. Which castle is referred to in the first line of this scene?
(a) Banquo’s castle
(b) Macbeth’s castle
(c) Macduff’s castle
(d) Duncan’s castle

Answer :- (b) Macbeth’s castle

2. Who is described in this scene as the ‘guest of summer’?
(a) King Duncan
(b) Banquo
(c) Martlet
(d) All of the above.

Answer :- (c) Martlet

3. In this scene Lady Macbeth welcomes Duncan, which of the following provides an instance of Shakespearean irony?
(a) castle has a pleasant seat
(b) our honoured hostess
(c) fair and noble hostess
(d) All of the above

Answer :- (d) All of the above

4. Which literary device is used in the sentence given below?
This castle hath a pleasant seat.
(a) Irony
(b) Parallelism
(c) Juxtaposition
(d) Simile

Answer :- (a) Irony

5. Which figure of speech is used in the phrase — “smells wooingly here”?
(a) Simile
(b) Olfactory imagery
(c) Personification
(d) Metaphor

Answer :- (b) Olfactory imagery

6. Whose ‘loved mansionry’ is referred to by Banquo in this scene?
(a) Macbeth’s
(b) Duncan’s
(c) Witches
(d) the martlet’s

Answer :- (d) the martlet’s

7. Why did Duncan ask Lady Macbeth where was the Thane of Cawdor?
(a) He did not accompany them
(b) He started before them
(c) He should have reached before them
(d) All of the above

Answer :- (d) All of the above

8. Duncan tells Lady Macbeth to ‘conduct me to mine host’. Who is the ‘host’ referred to by him?
(a) Banquo
(b) Macduff
(c) Macbeth
(d) None of the above

Answer :- (c) Macbeth

9. What does Duncan say he would do for Macbeth?
(a) He would continue to be gracious to him
(b) He would bestow new titles on him
(c) He would soon be declared as the new king
(d) None of the above.

Answer :- (a) He would continue to be gracious to him

10. Which theme of the play is reflected in this scene of the play?
(a) Dynastic Succession
(b) Supernatural Intervention
(c) Appearances can be deceptive
(d) None of the above.

Answer :- (c) Appearances can be deceptive

Complete The Sentences :

1.Lady Macbeth appears as a perfect hostess in this scene because she welcomes King Duncan graciously and hospitably, ensuring his comfort and expressing warmth and respect towards him, maintaining the appearance of an ideal hostess.

2. King Duncan finds a noble hostess in Lady Macbeth due to her courteous and dignified demeanor, as she extends a warm welcome to him and displays qualities of nobility and grace, earning his admiration and respect.

3. The martlet chose Macbeth’s castle and made it her favorite home because it found shelter and warmth within its walls, signifying the castle’s peaceful and hospitable environment, making it an inviting abode for the bird.

4. Lady Macbeth appears like an innocent flower’ with her hospitality but is ‘serpent under’t’ because she feigns innocence and kindness while harboring sinister intentions beneath her outward demeanor, using her hospitality as a guise to conceal her nefarious plans of murder and deceit.

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