ISC Macbeth Workbook Answers : Act 3 Scene 5

Welcome to our blog post ISC Macbeth Workbook Answers : Act 3, Scene 5 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 5, 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 5. 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 second witch-scene in the play. Here we see the three witches meeting Hecate, their queen on a heath. She is angry with them because they dealt with Macbeth without her permission. Hecate feels that Macbeth is exploiting them for his own benefit; it is pointless to help such a perverse man who abuses them. Hecate refers to him as a wayward man because he does not respect witchcraft. So she decides that she would direct everything when he would meet the other witches in future.
Hecate asks the witches to disperse and to meet her at the pit of Acheron where Macbeth is coming to meet them. Now she intends to collect a vaporous drop from the horns of the moon. With the magical powers of the vaporous drop she is going to lead Macbeth to his downfall. The powerful magic of Hecate :

Shall raise such artificial sprites
As, by the strength of their illusion,
Shall draw him on to his confusion :
He shall spurn fate, scorn death, and bear
His hopes, ‘bove wisdom, grace and fear.

With her magic, Hecate will cause powerful apparitions leading Macbeth to his ultimate doom by defying fate and death. He will ignore all warnings. Hecate says that security is man’s greatest enemy.

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Workbook MCQs :

1. Who is referred to as ‘Hecate’ by the first witch?
(a) The mother of witches
(b) The queen of witches
(c) The familiar of witches
(d) None of the above.

Answer :- (b) The queen of witches

2. Why was Hecate angry with the witches?
(a) They dealt with Macbeth without her permission
(b) They gave their prophecy in one go to him
(c) They told him the prophecies in the presence of Banquo
(d) All of the above.

Answer :- (a) They dealt with Macbeth without her permission

3. What is referred to as the ‘glory of our art”?
(a) Witchcraft
(b) Making fool of others
(c) To spread gloom
(d) To punish men for their evil deeds.

Answer :- (a) Witchcraft

4. Which traits of Macbeth are mentioned by Hecate in this scene?
(a) Spiteful
(b) Wrathful
(c) Selfish
(d) All of the above.

Answer :- (d) All of the above

5. What would Hecate use to produce magical powers to cast a spell on Macbeth?
(a) Drops of water from Acheron Lake
(b) Vapours formed in the cauldron
(c) Drop of moisture from moon
(d) None of the above.

Answer :- (c) Drop of moisture from moon

6. What would NOT be the effect of Hecate’s spell on Macbeth?
(a) He will defy fate
(b) He will be in contempt
(c) He will go beyond the limits of wisdom
(d) He will challenge the Gods

Answer :- (d) He will challenge the Gods

7. What according to Hecate is man’s greatest enemy?
(a) False pride
(b) False sense of security
(c) Ignorance of self-worth
(d) Over-ambition.

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8. According to Hecate, when must ‘Great business’ be wrought?
(a) At down
(b) At dusk
(c) At might
(d) Before noon

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9. How would Hecate use the ‘vaporous drop’?
(a) To raise unnatural spirits
(b) To create illusions
(c) To misdirect Macbeth
(d) All of the above

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Complete The Sentences :

  1. Hecate is angry with the witches because they dealt with Macbeth without her permission.
  2. Hecate feels it is pointless to help Macbeth because he is already too consumed by his own ambition and folly.
  3. Hecate refers to Macbeth as a wayward man because he has strayed from the path of reason and righteousness.
  4. Hecate says that Macbeth would come near the lake Acheron For Full Answers Get The Workbook Answers PDF – View )
  5. The apparitions produced by Hecate would lead Macbeth to his doom because For Full Answers Get The Workbook Answers PDF – View )
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