In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act IV, which adjective would Macduff and Malcolm be most likely to use to describe Macbeths rule on Scotland? Explain why it is right or wrong. Answer: d, Explanation: This choice shows an understanding that pernicious means fatal or deadly. Malcolm and Macduff believe Scotland is in trouble. Malcolm says I think our country sinks beneath the yoke. Choice a is incorrect because judicious means showing good judgment and is the opposite of the kinds of adjectives that the two men would ascribe to Macbeths rule. Choice b is incorrect because sundry means various; miscellaneous and is not an adjective that would apply to the two mens view of Macbeths rule. Choice c is incorrect because credulous means tending to believe too readily. It is not the adjective that the two men would most likely apply to Macbeths rule, especially now that Macduff and others no longer seem to believe Macbeth but, rather, regard his rule as tyranny.