ISC Macbeth Workbook Answers : Act 3 Scene 4

Welcome to our blog post ISC Macbeth Workbook Answers : Act 3, Scene 4 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 3, Scene 4, 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 3, Scene 4. Let’s embark on an adventure where Shakespeare’s words transcend time, captivating minds across generations.

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Workbook Summary :

This is the banquet scene marking the coronation of Macbeth. The new king, queen and the guests have taken their seats. Only Banquo and Fleance have not yet arrived. One of the murderers arrives at the hall. He tells Macbeth that Banquo is dead, but Fleance has escaped only half of what he had ordered was carried out. Macbeth is deeply worried, remembering the witches’ prediction regarding Banquo’s progeny. If Fleance also had been murdered, Macbeth would have felt perfectly secure as King. Macbeth asks the murderer to go away, but to meet him again on the following day.

Banquo’s Ghost : Macbeth returns to the banquet hall. He, in an external show, wishes that Banquo were there. His wish is fulfilled by the appearance of the Ghost of Banquo, who sits on the seat that was left vacant for Macbeth. Macbeth is shattered. Addressing the ghost he says : Thou canst not say, I did it; never shake/ Thy gory locks at me. The guests are surprised to see Macbeth addressing the empty chair, because the ghost is not seen by any one else. Lady Macbeth comes forward to act using her presence of mind. She assures the guests that Macbeth often has been overcome by a fit and the fit will last for a few minutes. During this time, they must not talk to him or take note of him, for this will make his condition worse. She encourages Macbeth to be himself. Macbeth comes to his normal self and the Ghost disappears.

Macbeth’s Apology : When Macbeth regains his self-control, he expresses his surprise that a dead man should have come to life to embarrass him. Lady Macbeth tries to explain the situation so that the guests would not suspect his hand in the crime. Macbeth then apologises to the guests saying that he suffers from a certain infirmity which is known only to a few who are close to him. Macbeth then calls for some wine and says that he would drink to everyone’s health.

Reappearance of Ghost: Macbeth again wishes hypocritically that Banquo were there in the hall. Ironically, his wish is fulfilled by the appearance of the ghost again. Macbeth asks the ghost to vanish and not to bother him. He challenges the’ghost to fight with him as a man or as a beast, but not in its strange unearthly form. The Ghost disappears and Macbeth again regains his self-control. Macbeth is sorry that his courage should have failed him on seeing the sight of the ghost. Lady Macbeth comes to Macbeth’s rescue because she would not like her husband to be questioned. Therefore, she bids a hasty farewell to the guests.

Macduff, Next Victim: After the departure of the guests, Macbeth tells his wife that the ghost had come to take revenge. Furthermore, he says that no murder can ever remain a mystery:

Stones have been known to move and trees to speak.
Augures, and understood relations, have
By maggot-pies, and choughs and rooks brought forth
The secret’st man of blood.

Macbeth talks about the next danger which he faces. He tells Lady Macbeth that Macduff is hostile to him and that something has to be done about it. He says that he will go the following day to the Weird Sisters in order to find out more about his future. Macbeth has now become bold and resolute. He says:

I am in blood
Stepp’d in so far that should I wade no more,
Returning were as tedious as go o’er.
Strange things I have in head that will to hand,
Which must be acted ere they may be scann’d.

The audience feels that Macbeth has become accustomed to murders because now he cannot retrace his steps.

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Workbook MCQs :

1. Whom does Macbeth describe as ‘nonpareil’?
(a) The murderer who killed both Banquo and Fleance
(b) The Lord who brought gifts for him at the banquet
(c) Lady Macbeth who supported him.
(d) None of the above.

Answer :- (a) The murderer who killed both Banquo and Fleance

2. Who is T’intheline____ ‘But now I’am cabin’d, cribb’d, confined, …”?
(a) Banquo
(b) Lady Macbeth
(c) Macbeth
(d) Fleance

Answer :- (c) Macbeth

3. What made Macbeth to believe that he is a prisoner to all kinds of doubts and fears?

(a) Murder of Banquo
(b) Escape of Fleance
(c) The prophecy of witches about Banquo’s progeny
(d) Both (b) and (c)

Answer :- (d) Both (b) and (c) – Escape of Fleance and the prophecy of witches about Banquo’s progeny.

4. Who, according to Macbeth, can grow into a poisonous snake?
(a) Banquo
(b) Macduff
(c) Fleance
(d) None of the above.

Answer :- (c) Fleance

5. According to Lady Macbeth, the feast seems to be ‘sold’when
(a) the host does not welcome the guests politely.
(b) the dishes are not prepared with love.
(c) the food is served reluctantly.
(d) None of the above.

Answer :- (a) the host does not welcome the guests politely.

6. Although the guests could not see the ghost of Banquo, yet they were surprised. Why?
(a) Macbeth’s strange appearance
(b) Lady Macbeth’s prating
(c) Macbeth addressing the empty chair
(d) None of the above.

Answer :- (c) Macbeth addressing the empty chair

7. Which characteristic trait of Lady Macbeth is revealed in this scene?
(a) Good host
(b) Presence of mind
(c) Sociable
(d) Courageous

Answer :- (b) Presence of mind

8. Macbeth asks the guests who has ‘done this deed’? Which ‘deed’ is he referring to?
(a) Occupying his chair
(b) Inviting Banquo
(c) Removing his chair
(d) None of the above.

Answer :- (a) Occupying his chair

9. According to Macbeth, which sight would scare the devil?
(a) The fits he is having
(b) The appearance of the murderer
(c) The appearance of Banquo’s ghost
(d) None of the above

Answer :- (c) The appearance of Banquo’s ghost

10. In this scene, the appearance of Banquo’s ghost is suggestive of which of the following?
(a) Witchcraft
(b) Macbeth’s wickedness
(c) change of regime
(d) None of the above.

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11. Which of following characteristic traits of Lady Macbeth are evident in this scene?
(a) Self-control
(b) Loyalty to her husband
(c) Organising skill
(d) All of the above.

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12. Who appears to be the next target of Macbeth in this scene?
(a) Macduff
(b) Fleance
(c) Malcolm
(d) Lennox

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13. According to Macbeth, what happens to the men murdered in contrast to the past?
(a) They are murdered gruesomely
(b) They rise from the graves
(c) They take a long time to die
(d) They die after one hit only

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14. Which of the following is NOT an animal referred to by Macbeth against whom he can fight?
(a) Bear
(b) Rhinoceros
(c) Tiger
(d) Elephant

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15. In contract to Lady Macbeth, who does not lose the red colour of her cheeks, Macbeth himself appears to be which of the following?
(a) Pale with fear
(b) Red with anger
(c) Black with evil
(d) None of the above.

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16. According to Macbeth, a murdered person cries out in revenge for which of the following?
(a) Human body
(b) Justice
(c) Blood
(d) None of the above.

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Complete The Sentences :

  1. Macbeth says that his fears have returned because Banquo’s ghost appeared at the banquet, disrupting the proceedings and stirring up his guilty conscience.
  2. At the banquet scene, Macbeth could see Banquo’s ghost sitting on the chair while others could see the chair vacant because the ghost was a product of Macbeth’s guilty conscience and hallucination, visible only to him.
  3. Lady Macbeth dismisses Macbeth’s view that he saw Banquo’s ghost because she wants to maintain appearances and prevent suspicion from falling on her husband. She tries to downplay the situation and reassure the guests.
  4. When the ghost and the guests have gone, Macbeth’s mind is not restored to calmness or repentance because For Full Answers Get The Workbook Answers PDF – View )
  5. Macbeth was deeply worried after meeting the murderers because For Full Answers Get The Workbook Answers PDF – View )
  6. The supernatural element of the banquet scene is dramatically effective because For Full Answers Get The Workbook Answers PDF – View )
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