MacBeth

What is the central theme of Act 1 of The Tragedy of Macbeth? betrayal/deception
Based upon the information in Act 1 of The Tragedy of Macbeth, what appears to be Macbeth’s character flaw? a desire for power
What important role do the witches play in Act 1 of The Tragedy of Macbeth? They foreshadow events and influence characters
Which of the following best describes Macbeth’s feelings about the possible assassination of King Duncan in Act 1 of The Tragedy of Macbeth? tortured and confused indecision
In Act 1 of The Tragedy of Macbeth, why does Lady Macbeth think Macbeth has a poor chance of achieving power? he is not ruthless enough; too kind
What do stage directions give the reader? information about what is taking place on the stage
Throughout Act 1 of The Tragedy of Macbeth, Macbeth’s plans and actions seem to be motivated most of all by his wife’s encouragement and manipulation
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, in what way is Lady Macbeth stronger than her husband? She stands firm hen Macbeth begins to waver in his deadly purpose
The soldier who sold secrets to the enemy army was imprisoned for ___ treason
What is the central idea of Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act II? A murderer must live with his guilty conscience
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act II, scene II, 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 from The Tragedy of Macbeth “This night’s great business into my dispatch” as blank verse? It has 10 syllables with the stress falling on every second syllable
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act II, Macbeth declares he will “sleep no more” because he believes his conscience will never let him rest
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act II, what does Macbeth really mean when he indicated 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 the Tragedy of Macbeth, Act II, Scene iv, which of the following symbolizes King Duncan? a falcon killed by a mousing owl
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act II, 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
Act III of The Tragedy of Macbeth serves mainly to expose Macbeth’s mounting troubles
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act III, what is the cause of Macbeth’s irrational behavior at the banquet? his guilty conscience
When Macbeth says to Lady Macbeth in The Tragedy if Macbeth, Act III, Scene iv, “We are yet but young in deed,” he means that they are new to the ways if crime and more is to come
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act III, 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 III of The Tragedy of Macbeth, how had Macbeth changed since the beginning of the play? he is now quick to use treachery to suit his ends
In The Tragedy of Macbeth Act III 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 The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act III 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
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, why does Macbeth fear Banquo? Banquo has a male heir
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Macbeth fears Banquo’s ___heart. dauntless

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