ISC Macbeth Workbook Answers : Act 2 Scene 3

Welcome to our blog post ISC Macbeth Workbook Answers : Act 2, Scene 3 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 2, Scene 3, 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 2, Scene 3. Let’s embark on an adventure where Shakespeare’s words transcend time, captivating minds across generations.

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Workbook Summary :

This scene serves the purpose of being a comic interlude of a porter to break the horror of Duncan’s murder. It also fills the interval while Lady Macbeth and Macbeth go to change their clothes. The scene opens as the loud-knocking at the door persists. The drunken porter wakes up. He supposes that he is porter of Hell- gate. There are numerous visitors — the souls of sinners, condemned to suffer in Hell. They come in such large numbers at the hell-gate. The porter is tired of his job, and says that he will “devil-porter it no longer.” Among the people who have come to him there is a farmer, an equivocator, and a tailor. The porter amuses himself for a little while by imagining that he is really the porter at the gate of hell. He opens the gate to the castle and admits Macduff and Lennox. They have come there to wake up the King in the morning.

Discovery of Murder: Macbeth comes to the scene in his dressing-gown. Macduff goes to wake up the King. Lennox says that in his whole life, he has never experienced such a disturbed night. Chimneys were blown down, the earth seemed to shake, there were continuous owl-screeching and strange screams. Such unnatural happenings normally point out to the death of kings or other strange calamities. Macduff now returns crying “O horror! horror! horror!” On being asked what the matter is, Macduff says that the King has been murdered. The whole castle is now thrown into confusion. Macbeth and Lennox rush to Duncan’s room, Lady Macbeth, Banquo, Malcolm and Donalbain rush in one after another.

Killing of Guards: Macbeth quickly kills the two grooms to cover up his guilt. He justifies killing the grooms on the plea that he was carried away by rage. Macbeth displays profound sorrow over the murder of Duncan and says that the world has become empty and life has become futile with the death of their King. Lady Macbeth faints and she is carried away from the scene. All present on the stage return to their rooms.

Malcolm and Donalbain Flee: The two sons of the murdered King—Malcolm and Donalbain—suspect treachery on the part of Macbeth. They fear that their own lives are in the danger. The two brothers decide to flee from Scotland. Malcolm decides to go to England and Donalbain to Ireland.

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Workbook MCQs :

1. In this scene, what does the porter suppose himself to be?
(a) Porter of Heaven-gate
(b) Porter of Hell-gate
(c) Porter of Duncan’s palace
(d) None of above.

Answer :- (b) Porter of Hell-gate

2. Who are the numerous visitors who are condemned to suffer in Hell?
(a) The souls of sinners
(b) The souls of murderers
(c) The souls of disloyal warriors
(d) None of the above.

Answer :-(a) The souls of sinners

3. Who among the following is NOT one of the visitors who come to the Hell-gate?
(a) A farmer
(b) An equivocator
(c) A tailor
(d) A traitor

Answer :- (d) A traitor

4. Who, among the visitors to the gate of hell, hanged himself?
(a) The equivocator
(b) The tailor
(c) The farmer
(d) None of the above

Answer :- (c) The farmer

5. Why did the Porter ask the farmer to bring plenty of handkerchiefs with him?
(a) In hell people sweat a lot
(b) There are burning fires in hell
(c) In hell temperatures are too high
(d) In hell people have to cross river of fire

Answer :- (a) In hell people sweat a lot

6. Who among the following visitors to the hell could not get admission to heaven?
(a) The farmer
(b) The equivocator
(c) The tailor
(d) The traitor

Answer :- (b) The equivocator

7. Which of the following literary devices have been used in the Porter’s scene?
(a) Soliloquy
(b) Antithesis
(c) Dramatic Irony
(d) Foreshadowing

Answer :- (c) Dramatic Irony

8. What does the porter mean when he tells the tailor that he would be able to roast his goose in the hell?
(a) Heat his iron
(b) Cook the goose
(c) Warm his food
(d) None of the above.

Answer :- (a) Heat his iron

9. The tumult in Nature reflected through various prodigies and portents correspond to which of the following convulsions in human affairs?
(a) The conquest by enemy
(b) The defeat of the King in a battle
(c) The spread of a fatal disease
(d) The murder of a King.

Answer :- (d) The murder of a King.

10. How has Macbeth been compared to the farmer and the tailor in this scene?
(a) Like the two, he betrayed the trust of his master
(b) Like the two, he lost by being over ambitious
(c) Like the two, he was too passive
(d) None of the above.

Answer :- (b) Like the two, he lost by being over ambitious

11. What has been described in this scene as ‘most sacrilegious’?
(a) The destructive events in nature
(b) The role of Lady Macbeth
(c) The murder of King Duncan
(d) None of the above.

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12. What is referred to by Macduff as ‘The life o’ the building”?
(a) Divine origin of the king
(b) The soul that exists in human body
(c) The iron used in constructing a building
(d) None of the above.

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13. What does Macbeth say that he regrets doing?
(a) The fit of anger that made him kill the guards
(b) Inviting king Duncan to his castle
(c) Leaving the king alone in his chamber
(d) None of the above.

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14, According to Macbeth, what spurred him to seek revenge on the murderers of the king?
(a) His reaction on seeing the gory sight
(b) His inability to prevent them from doing that act.
(c) His love for Duncan
(d) His hatred for the murderers

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15. What do Malcolm and Donalbain decide to do?
(a) To pretend sorrow in front of hypocrites
(b) To show false praise on them
(c) To punish them for their treacherous act
(d) To flee Scotland.

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Complete The Sentences :

  1. The porter says that he could no longer be the porter of the hell because he has already been woken up by knocking and cannot keep the door of hell closed anymore.
  2. Macbeth has been compared to the farmer, the equivocator, and the tailor because, like them, he has committed acts that have condemned him morally and spiritually, leading to his downfall.
  3. Macbeth quickly killed the two guards outside King Duncan’s room because he was overcome by guilt and fear of being caught after committing the murder.
  4. The scene draws an ironic parallel between actual hell and the castle of Macbeth because For Full Answers Get The Workbook Answers PDF – View )
  5. The Porter’s scene in Act II of the play is For Full Answers Get The Workbook Answers PDF – View )
  6. Malcolm and Donalbain decided to flee from Scotland because For Full Answers Get The Workbook Answers PDF – View )
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