Macbeth

What does Macbeth do to Macdonald after he defeats him? cuts off his head and places it on the battlements
What new title does Macbeth receive early in Act 1? Thane of Cawdor
The Weird Sisters greet Macbeth as… Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, and King Hereafter
How do the Weird Sisters greet Banquo? “Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none.”
Who does Duncan name his successor? Malcom
Lady Macbeth calls on supernatural powers to… “unsex me here”
Who will the Macbeth’s frame as Duncan’s murderer? Duncan’s bodyguards
Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth “When you durst do it, then….” you were a man
What does Lady Macbeth say she would do with her child if she had to? dash its brains out
What does Banquo think about the witches’ predictions? He dreams that they may come true, but he will do nothing about them
What does Macbeth think he sees floating in front of him as he goes to kill Duncan? a bloody dagger
What can’t Macbeth say when he hears the bodyguards praying? “Amen”
Where does the porter imagine he is guarding the gate? the gate to Hell
Who discovers Duncan’s body? Macduff
What do Malcolm and Donalbain decide they will do when Duncan is murdered? Flee to England and Ireland
Who is proclaimed king after Duncan is murdered? Macbeth
Who will kill Banquo? two murderers
Two two murderers are joined by…. a third murderer
What is going on at Macbeth’s castle while the murderers are killing Banquo? a feast
What vision does Macbeth see at the table? Banquo’s ghost
What does the first apparition tell Macbeth? “Beware Macduff!”
What does the second apparition tell Macbeth? “none of woman born shall harm Macbeth”
What does the third apparition tell Macbeth? that he will fall when Birnam Wood comes to Dunsinane
What is the last vision that the witches show Macbeth? a procession of eight kings
Who warns Lady macduff to leave her house? a messenger
Who kills Macbeth? Macduff
How many men reign as king of Scotland throughout the play? 3
Whom does Lady Macbeth frame for the murder of Duncan? Duncan’s drunken chamberlains
Which of the following best describes Lady Macbeth’s death? she dies offstage
Whom does Macbeth see sitting in his chair during the banquet? Banquo’s ghost
With whom are the Scots at war with at the beginning of the play? Norway
Which nation’s army invades Scotland at the end of the play? England
Who is the goddess of witchcraft in the play? Hecate
Who kills Donalbain? No one
What happens to Lady Macbeth before she dies? she is plagued by fits of sleepwalking
Who kills Lord Siward’s son? Macbeth
Where are the Scottish kings crowned? Scone
Why is Macduff able to kill Macbeth despite the witches’ prophecy? he was born by cesarean section
Where is Duncan killed? In his bedchamber at Macbeth’s caslte
Who flees from Scotland to join Malcolm in England? Macduff
What was the weather like the night Duncan was murdered? stormy and violent
Who kills Lady Macbeth? Lady Macbeth
Who flees Scotland immediately after Duncan’s death? Malcolm and Donalbain
Who tells Macduff that his family has been killed? Ross
How does Birnam Wood come to Dunsinane? Malcom’s army hides behind cut-off tree branches
Who is Duncan? King of Scotland; killed by Macbeth
Who are Malcolm and Donalbain? Duncan’s sons; after Duncan’s death they flee Scotland
Who is Macbeth? Thane of Glamis & Cawdor; general in the king’s army; receives prophecy from 3 witches that he will become king; kills Duncan; reigns as King of Scotland until his death
Who is Lady Macbeth? Macbeth’s wife; bloodthirsty lust for power/wealth; manipulates Macbeth to kill Duncan; shows no remorse for her crimes
Who is Seyton? Macbeth’s servent
Who are the Three Murderers? hired by Macbeth to kill Banquo, Fleance, Lady Macduff, and Macduff’s son
Who is Banquo? Thane of Lochaber; general in Duncan’s army; subject of the Three Witches’ prophecy (he was told he will not become king but his sons will)
Who is Fleance? Banquo’s son; escapes murderers sent to kill him by Macbeth
Who is Macduff? Thane of Fife; Scottish nobleman; when English army marches on Dunsinane, he is the one who kills Macbeth in a duel; born by the equivalent of a C-section
Who is Lady Macduff? Macduff’s wife; foil for Lady Macbeth’s lack of feminine sympathies; killed with her children after Macduff flees Scotland
Who is Lennox? Scottish noble; often questions Macbeth’s tyrannical rule
Who is Ross? Macbeth’s cousin; Scottish noble; turns on Macbeth and sides with Malcolm/English forces
Who are Angus, Menteith, and Caithness? Scottish nobles who join Malcom and the English forces in opposing Macbeth
Who is Siward? Earl of Northumberland;Duncan’s brother; leads English army against Macbeth
Who is Young Siward? Siward’s son; killed by Macbeth in battle
Who is Hecate? queen of the witches
The Witches (The Weird Sisters) witches who foresee Macbeth’s ascent to power and his defeat; foresee succession of Banquo’s line

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