MacBeth

Why does Macbeth become Thane of Cawdor? Duncan rewards him for bravery and loyalty.
What is Lady Macbeth’s attitude toward the murder of Duncan before it happens? She encourages it.
Why do people suspect Malcolm and Donalbain of being behind Duncan’s murder? Their running away makes them look guilty.
What is the main reason that Macbeth kills Banquo? the witches’ prediction that Banquo’s sons and grandsons will be kings
From Macbeth’s point of view, what goes wrong at Banquo’s murder? Fleance escapes.
After Banquo’s murder, who shows up at Macbeth’s palace and ruins the banquet? Banquo’s ghost
Why does Macduff go to England and join Malcolm? to fight the tyrant Macbeth with Malcolm
What are the main emotions that Lady Macbeth shows in her sleepwalking scene? guilt and fear
King Duncan rewarded Macbeth’s heroism in battle by naming him the Thane of Cawdor
In addressing Banquo, the witches tell him which of these? “Lesser than Macbeth, and greater.” (I) “Not so happy as Macbeth, yet much happier.” (II) “A future father of kings.” (III) I, II, and III
Lady Macbeth characterizes her husband as being “too full of the milk of human kindness.”
As part of the plan to kill the king, Lady Macbeth would get the chamberlains drunk.
Lady Macbeth confessed that she would have killed King Duncan herself except for the fact that he looked like her father.
Shakespeare introduced the Porter in order to provide comic relief.
Malcolm and Donalbain flee after the murder because they “fear the daggers in men’s smiles.” (are afraid for their own lives)
Macbeth arranges for Banquo’s death by telling the hired killers that Banquo had ruined their careers.
Macbeth startles his dinner guests by conversing with the Ghost of Banquo
In Act IV, Malcolm is at first lukewarm toward Macduff because he suspects a trick and wants to be sure they are both against Macbeth.
Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane when the camouflaged soldiers make their advance.
Macbeth’s emotional state immediately after he kills Duncan (Act II, scene ii, lines 20-51) may best be described as guilt-ridden
Macbeth’s conversation with the doctor reveals that he is much less concerned about his wife than he is about the ensuing battle.
As she reads her husband’s letter in the beginning, Lady Macbeth is determined to convince Macbeth to murder the king.
When Macbeth refuses to put the servants’ daggers back in the room, Lady Macbeth takes the daggers back herself, thus getting “blood on her hands.”
In Act V, Lady Macbeth cannot rest because she is troubled by all her sinful deeds.
According to evidence in Act V, Lady Macbeth died by her own hand.
In Act I, Duncan disturbs Macbeth by announcing that Malcolm will be named Prince of Cumberland.
Three apparitions appear to Macbeth in Act IV. What do they predict? Macbeth should fear Macduff.
Lady Macbeth eventually becomes an insomniac
After Duncan’s death, Macbeth finds killing often necessary
Which of these predictions come true in the end? a. “None of woman born shall harm Macbeth.”b. “Beware the Thane of Fife.”c. “Macbeth shall never be conquered until the Forest of Birnam comes to Dunsinane Hill and fights against him.”ALL OF THEM!!!
Refuge for Malcolm England
Part of the witches brew Eye of newt
A forest Birnam
Appears before Duncan’s murder The daggar
Where Scottish kings are crowned Scone
Appears on Lady Macbeth’s hands A bloodstain
Attends the banquet Banquo’s ghost
Tells Fleance to escape Banquo
A traitor to Scotland Macdonwald
praises Macbeth’s castle Duncan
The witches tell Banquo that he will be king, but he will not father kings. False, the witches tell him he will not be king but he will father kings.
The Thane of Cawdor is pardoned by King Duncan. False! The thane of Cawdor is to be beheaded.
In Act IV, a doctor observes Lady Macbeth attempting to wash her hands. True, she is trying to get rid of a bloodstain.
In Act V, Donalbain and the Irish troops prepare to attack Macbeth False, Malcom is preparing to attack.
Macbeth, by the time Malcolm attacks, knows he cannot count on support from his followers. True, not many of Macbeth’s followers liked him.
Macduff was “from his mother’s womb untimely ripped” and therefore can and does kill Macbeth, fulfilling the witches’ prophesy True, Macduff kills Macbeth
Banquo faints after the killing of Duncan False, Banquo is NOT faint of heart.
Duncan is suspicious of Macbeth from the beginning. False, Duncan actually is very friendly with Macbeth and trusted him with everything.
The doctor says he can cure Lady Macbeth if only Macbeth will pay him. False, the doctor explains that only Lady Macbeth can cure herself.
Lady Macbeth asks the spirits to “unsex” her so that she will have the courage to murder Duncan True, Lady Macbeth wishes she was a man so she was strong enough to do all the things Macbeth can’t.
Macbeth says, “Stars, hide your fires, Let not light see my black and deep desires.” What are Macbeth’s desires? He wants to be king.
What are Macbeth’s arguments to himself against killing Duncan? Macbeth is Duncan’s kinsman and subject. Duncan is a good and popular king; his death would bring sorrow to Scotland.
What arguments does Lady Macbeth use to convince Macbeth to commit murder? She tells him not to be a coward, but to be a man and go get what he wants.
In Act IV, Witch 2 says, “By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.” Who is coming? Macbeth
Macbeth says to Macduff, “But get thee back, my soul is too much charged with blood of thine already.” To what is he referring? Macbeth doesn’t want to fight Macduff; he has already killed Macduff’s family.
A tragic hero typically has a moment of redemption where he realizes his tragic flaw. Which statement best exemplifies Macbeth’s moment of redemption? “Infected be the air whereon they ride, And damned all those that trust them!”
Which of the following exemplify and support the primary theme of Macbeth? Macbeth transformation from war hero to tyrantLady Macbeth’s guilt-induced suicideThe Thane of Cawdor’s exposure as a traitor ALL OF THEM!
Macduff’s revelation that he was born of a C-section, thus fulfilling the witches’ prophecy, is an example of: situational irony
True or False: Both the first and second Thane of Cawdor are killed because of treason. True! Both died of treason.
How does Macbeth die? Macduff beheads him.

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