macbeth act 1 quiz

What is the purpose of the first scene? to introduce the witches to the readers.foreshadows what is going to happen
What does Duncan call Macbeth when he hears that Macbeth has defeated Macdonwald? O valiant cousin, oh worthy gentleman
Against which country has Scotland been fighting? Norway
Who is sentenced to death? thane of cawdor
Give an example of a simile and of personification from this scene.
What is the prevailing view about witches during this time in history?
What do the witches predict for Macbeth? For Banquo? The witches predict that Macbeth that Macbeth with become the Thane of Cawdor and then later on he will become the King of Scotland. Banquo is told that his children will all become kings.
What news does Ross bring Macbeth? He says that Macbeth will be Thane of Cawdor.
Banquo, like Macbeth, is surprised that the witches have predicted Macbeth’s new title. He is, however, leery. What does he say about the motives of the “instruments of darkness”? That the motives of the “instruments of darkness” are never good, they must have some reasoning that is bad as a reason for telling him.
Select two of Macbeth’s lines from this scene and discuss their significance
Malcolm describes Cawdor’s last moments before execution. What is Duncan’s reply? “There’s no artTo find the mind’s construction in the face.He was a gentleman on whom I builtAn absolute trust.”

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