Macbeth Act-4 Scene-2 Context Questions: ISC Class 12 Drama Workbook Solutions

Macbeth Act-4 Scene-2 Context Questions: ISC Class 12 Drama Workbook Solutions. Asking Context Questions are very common in English Drama because it help in the evaluation of skill among students . Visit official website CISCE for detail information about ISC Board Class-12 English.

Macbeth Act-4 Scene-2 Context Questions ISC Class 12 Drama Workbook Solutions

Macbeth Act-4 Scene-2 Context Questions: ISC Class 12 Drama Workbook Solutions

Board ISC
Subject English
Class 12
Book Name  Macbeth
Session  2024-25
Topics Workbook Solutions of Act-4, Scene-2
Question Type Context Questions

Context Questions

Macbeth Act-4 Scene-2 Context Questions: ISC Class 12 Drama Workbook Solutions

Que:  Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow

Lady Macduff: What had he done, …. ….. …..  fears do make us traitors.

Que-1:  Why has Ross gone to meet Lady Macduff?

Ans: Ross gone to meet Lady Macduff to explain the reason of her husband Macduff’s flight to England.

Que-2: How does Lady Macduff regard her husband’s flight to be? How correct is she in her assessment?

Ans: Lady Macduff regards her husband’s flight as madness and cowardice. Her such response is due to her immediate feelings without analysis of Macduff’s motives for fleeing.

Que-3: Who had first given the news about Macduff’s flight and to whom?

Ans: The first news of Macduff flight given by Ross to Lady Macduff

Que-4: Where has Macduff fled? What was his reason to flee?

Ans: Macduff has fled to the England. The reason of his flee to take support of the kind King Edward the against the Macbeth rule.

Lady Macduff: Wisdom! To leave his wife, … ….  wants the natural touch.

Que-1: What has been told to Lady Macduff before the extract that has made her utter the word ‘wisdom’ in sarcastic tone?

Ans: Before the extract, Ross try to explain to Lady Macbeth that Macduff’s flight is correct  rather than madness and fear.

Que-2: What does Lady Macduff mean by saying he wants the natural touch’? What makes her doubt the credibility of her husband?

Ans:  Lady Macduff argue that Macduff is not in affection and care expected as a father and husband. Her doubt produce from his flee to leave his family un secure in such surrounding.

Que-3: Where has Macduff gone? What has made Macduff flee from his country?

Ans: Macduff has gone to England to take help from King Edward against Macbeth’s ruled. His flight is motivation of need to seek support to destroy Macbeth rule

Que-4: How correct is Lady Macduff in the assessment of her husband’s character? Give reasons for your answer.

Ans: The respond given by Lady Macduff’s is a immediate feelings of fear and safety. she thinks his actions as lacking in familial loyalty and protection.  Macduff’s decision was correct as duty to his country for safer future.

Que-5: Give the meaning of the following: (i)  fly  , (ii) natural touch

Ans: (i) escape rapidly from current danger, (ii)  affection for one’s family with emotional bond.

My dearest coz, I pray you …. ….. …… will be here again.

Que-1: Who speaks these words? Who is his ‘dearest coz’?

Ans: Ross speaks these words, referring to Lady Macduff.

Que-2: Name the three good qualities that the speaker highlights about Macduff in the extract

Ans:  Noble, wise, and judicious are told by speaker in favour of Macduff goodness.

Que-3: What cruel times are they facing, which does not allow the speaker to speak much further?

Ans: Both, Speaker as well as Lady Macbeth are facing very rough time, where loyalty and honesty are labelled with crime.  suspicion and danger to arrest in discussing real fact.

Que-4: How does the speaker show his optimism before he takes his leave?

Ans: The speaker shows his optimism that  worst situation will either finish or improve as before. He belief that law and order would be maintain soon.

Que-5:  What is the image used by the speaker in the extract to express his fears?

Ans:  “wild and violent sea” is used to express fears fears by speaker

Lady Macduff: Sirrah, your father’s dead:  …. … … The pit fall, nor the gin.

Que-1: How does Lady Macduff try to lighten the grim situation?

Ans: Lady Macduff tries to lighten the brutal situation to engage in a  conversation with her son. She ask that they will live now like a bird who eats what gets

Que-2: What does the word ‘Sirrah’ mean in the extract? Why does Lady Macduff tell her son that his father is dead?

Ans: In the extract, ‘Sirrah’ is used to call a boy or a man,  Lady Macduff tells her son that his father is dead to prepare him to adopt in the harsh circumstances

Que-3: Give the meanings of: ‘net’, ‘lime’, ‘The pit fall’.

Ans:  Net: A device made to catch birds,  Lime: A sticky gum spread on branches birds catching , Pitfall:  A pit dug in the ground to fall animal

Que-4: What are the intelligent traits of the son shown in the extract?

Ans: The son’s quick- responses with confident in the conversation with his mother, confirming his intelligence.

Lady Macduff: Whither should I fly? … …  …  What are these faces?

Que-1: Who is Lady Macduff speaking to?

Ans: Lady Macduff is speaking to herself regarding tough situation

Que-2: What are Lady Macduff’s views about ‘harm’ and ‘good’?

Ans: Lady Macduff supposes that doing harm is often praised while doing good is punish in this real world.

Que-3: What makes Lady Macduff exclaim ‘What are these faces?’ What occurs soon thereafter?

Ans:  “What are these faces?” expressing the sudden fear in Lady Macbeth at this moment murderers face appear sent by Macbeth approaching her to kill son and mother.

Que-4:  On what tragic note does the scene end?

Ans: The scene ends with the brutal murder of Lady Macduff’ and her son which show that Macbeth became more cruel than ever.

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