English 3H Final Exam: Macbeth

What is the central theme of Act 1 of the Tragedy of Macbeth Betrayal
The tragedy of Macbeth and other Elizabethan plays repressed a radical shift in English drama because they were not about religious themes
Based upon the information in Act1, what appears to be Macbeth’s character flaw? a desire for power
During the Elizabethan period, theatre companies began to use permanent performance spaces
What important role do the witches play in Act 1 They foreshadow events
Based on the information in Act 1, what can you infer about King Duncan? He places a high value on bravery and loyalty
Which of the following best describes Macbeth’s feelings about the possible assassination of King Duncan? tortured ambivalence
Why does Lady Macbeth think Macbeth has a poor chance of achieving power? He is not ruthless enough
What do stage directions give the reader? information about what is taking place on the stage
Throughout Act 1, Macbeth’s plan and actions seem to be motivated most of all by his wife’s encouragement
Which of the following is an example of stage direction [Thunder and Lightening. Enter Three Witches]
Elizabethan tragedies were modeled on plays from ancient Greece and Rome
The annotations in the Tragedy of Macbeth, Act 1, are a helpful aid for clarifying unfamiliar language
In what ways is Lady Macbeth stronger than her husband? She stands firm when Macbeth begins to waver in his deadly purpose
What would be true if you were watching a play at the Globe theatre back in Shakespeare’s day? The illusions time and space would come from the words of the play
Which of the following quotes from the Tragedy of Macbeth contains a linking verb? “What bloody man is that?”
Which of the following quotes from the Tragedy of Macbeth contains an action verb? “Banquet called out to them”
Imperial and sovereign are examples of words about political relationships
Macbeth shows great___________in battle valor
What is the central idea of Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act 2? A murderer must live with his conscience
For which of the following reasons did Shakespeare probably choose to write The Tragedy of Macbeth in blank verse? to create an effect of natural speech
In Act 2, scene 2, Lady Macbeth’s purpose in drugging the servants is so they will sleep through King Duncan’s murder
Which of the following characterizes the line ” This night’s great business into my dispatch” as blank verse? IT has ten syllables with the stress falling on every second syllable
Which of the following symbols in Act 2, Scene 2 signals that the murder has been accomplished? the owl’s scream and the crickets’ cries
Macbeth declares he will “sleep no more” because he believes his conscience will never let him rest
What does Macbeth really men when he indicates that the blood on his hands will redden all the seas It is a comment on his profound guilt
In the Old Man’s dialogue in Act2, scene 4, which of the following symbolizes King Duncan? a horse
In the following quote from Banquo, what does he say the purpose of meeting should be?And when we have our naked frailties hid/That suffer in exposure, let us meet/ And question this most bloody piece of work/ To know it further. Fears and scruples shake us To know the bloody piece of work further
When Lady Macbeth says, “My hands are of your color, but I shame/To wear a heart so white” she means that her hands are red with Duncan’s blood, but, unlike her husband, she is not afraid
Why do you suppose Shakespeare made Banquo the last person Macbeth sees before he murders King Duncan? Banquo, who is loyal to the king, represents Macbeth’s last chance to do what is right and call off his murderous plan
What reason does Lady Macbeth give for not killing King Duncan herself? She says the king looked like her father as he slept.
Unrhymed iambic pentameter is also called blank verse
To make sense of blank verse, you must read and analyze each full sentence, no matter where the line breaks
To creep through the castle without awakening anyone, Macbeth’s footsteps must be stealthy
As soon as Macbeth commits murder, the weight of his conscience becomes multitudinous
Banquo wants to __________ King Duncan, but Macbeth would rather take the king’s place. augment
To persuade the two murderers to agree to kill Banquo, Macbeth tells them that Banquo has been the cause of all their misery
In Act3, Scene 2 what is the connotation of the word scorpions in this line?O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife horrors
Act 3 of Macbeth serves mainly to expose Macbeth’s mounting troubles
What is the cause of Macbeth’s irrational behavior at the banquet? his guilty conscience
When Macbeth says to Lady Macbeth in Act3, scene 4 “We are yet but young in deed” he means that they are new to the ways of crime
Macbeth’s guilt causing him to imagine he sees Banquo’s ghost at the banquet is an example of internal conflict
By the end of Act 3, How has Macbeth changed since the beginning of the play? He is now quick to use treachery to suit his ends
Why does Macbeth send along a third member to join the first two in killing Banquo Macbeth has become terribly suspicious and trusts no one; he sends the third murderer to make certain the job gets done
When Lady Macbeth claims “Nought’s had, all’s spent,/where our desire is got without content….” she means that she and Macbeth have risked everything but have gained no happiness because they are living in fear
In act 3, scene 1 Macbeth is glad that Banquo will not be returning to the palace until nightfall because Macbeth wants Banquo killed under cover of darkness
When Act 3 begins, Banquo says that he knows Macbeth killed Duncan
When Macbeth says,”Upon my head they placed a fruitless crown/ And put a barren scepter in my gripe..” he means he has no male heir
What is an external conflict in Act 3? Macbeth wants Banquo dead, so he hires men to murder him
Why does Macbeth fear Banquo? Banquo is loyal to the true king
In a play, a rising action consists of the events that lead up to the climax
macbeth fears Banquo’s _________heart dauntless
At the banquet, Lady Macbeth encourages her husband to be___________ jocund
Banquet allegiance to the king was _____________ indissoluble
a major purpose of act 4 is to foreshadow events related to Macbeth’s downfall
When the witch says, “Something wicked this way comes,” you know that even the witches now consider Macbeth to be evil
After visiting the witches, why does Macbeth initially change his mind and decide not to have Macduff killed He is reassured by the third apparition
What best describes how Shakespeare portrays Macduff’s son in Act 4 questioning and courageous
In Act4, scene 3 what finally motivates Malcolm that Macduff is loyal? Macduff’s noble despair for his country
What line spoken by Malcolm best converts how he really feels about Scotland “….It weeps, it bleeds, and each new day a gash/ Is added to her wounds.”
the end of Act 4 foreshadows an important conflict between Macbeth and Macduff
In Elizabethan theatre, ___________ was especially important because there were no elaborate special effects, lighting, or sets. imagery
In act 4, Macbeth visits the witches because he thinks that their evil doings can help him maintain his power
What is imagery language that writers use to re create sensory experiences
Which senses appeal to the followingThe avarice/ Sticks deeper, grows with more pernicious root/ Than summer-seeming lust, and it hath been/ The sword of our slain kings. sight and touch
Which sense does the following appeal to This tyrant, whose sole name blisters our tongues,/Was once thought honest. taste
one of the images that runs throughout the whole play is that of blood
Which senses does the following appeal to Nay, had i pow’r, I should/ Pour the sweet milk of concord into hell,/Uproar the universal peace, confound/ All unity on earth taste, touch, hearing
Macbeth’s evil deeds have a _________effect on Scotland pernicious
There i plenty of truth in the three_________prophecies witches’
The witches add wool of bat, tongue of dog, and other_______ingredients to their caldron sundry
“But for your husband,/He is noble, wise, ____________, and best knows/The fits o’ th’ seasons” judicious
What is the main message of Act 5, scene 1which includes Lady Macbeth’s sleepwalking scene A guilty conscious is not easily mended
In act 5, scene 3 what does Macbeth’s behavior toward the servant who comes to deliver a message ultimately show about Macbeth’s character? He has grown brutal
When Macbeth reveals in Act5 scene 5 that he has grown impervious to fear and horror, he is underscoring the play’s theme of the destructiveness of blind ambition
At what point does Macbeth first begin to realize that he has been tricked by the prophecies? when he learns that Birnam Young is moving toward the castle
In Act 5, in what way does Macbeth revert to his former self? He fights with courage and skill
Why does Shakespeare have Macbeth display certain admirable traits at the end of the play? to reinforce the idea that Macbeth is a victim of his tragic flaw
IN Act 5 what represents the resolution of the plot? Macduff kills Macbeth
When the doctor watches Lady Macbeth sleepwalking he is completely baffled
From the doctor’s observations you can infer that the doctors in Shakespeare’s time knew very little abouti) psychologyii) emotional distressiii) the mind-body connection I,II,III
When the doctor tells the waiting-gentlewoman to take from Lady Macbeth “the means of all annoyance,” it is because he fears that Lady Macbeth might try to kill herself
When Macbeth says “Out, out, brief candle!” the word candle refers to life
In act 5, scene 1 You can tell that the waiting-gentlewoman is loyal to Lady Macbeth
Lady Macbeth kills herself because she cannot bear her guilt
At the end of the play, How does Macbeth’s courage in battle affect the reader? It brings the reader full circle by once again pointing up an aspect of his noble nature
what has a correct pronoun antecedent? Macbeth hears of his wife’s death, which makes him very sad, but he continues to fight
The trees of the Birnam woods moving toward Dunsinane are__________of Macbeth’s downfall harbingers
Lady Macbeth’s guilt causes her a great____________ of spirit perturbation
The witches dance wildly around their caldron in a ____________frenzy clamorous
A captain in Duncan’s army, later the Thane (Lord) of Glamis and Cawdor Macbeth
The devilish wife of Macbeth, whose ambition helps to drive her husband toward the desperate act of murder. Lady Macbeth
A fellow-captain and companion of Macbeth, who also receives a prophecy from the Witches: that his children will one day succeed to the throne of Scotland. Banquo
King of Scotland. His victories against rebellious kinsmen and the Norwegians have made him a popular and honored king. Son is Malcolm King Duncan
Banquo’s son, who, by escaping Macbeth’s plot on his life, will go on to be father to a line of kings. Fleance
Duncan’s two sons. Fearful of implication in their father’s murder, they flee Scotland, one to ireland, the other to England Donalbain and Malcolm
A thane (nobleman) of Scotland who discovers the murdered King Duncan Macduff
Three agents of Fate who reveal the truth (or part of it) to Macbeth and Banquo and who later appear to confirm the downfall and tragic destiny of the tyrannical Macbeth. The witches

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