Macbeth Act 1 Test

Theme for Act 1 Betrayal
Macbeth is known to be an Ambitious man, he wants more
Description of Scene 1 The three witches enter an open space in Scotland, they speak of what they know will happen this day, the civil war ends, and they will meet Macbeth.
When does the meeting of the three witches end? When their demon companions transforms to a toad and a cat calling them away
Who is Duncan? King of Scotland
Description of Scene 2 Duncan (King) is well pleased with the victorious Macbeth who defeated Macdonwald and let the war to a victory. Macbeth conquered armies of Norway and the Scottish traitor
Why is King Duncan is so grateful to Macbeth? because Macbeth saved King Duncan’s kingdom from rebels and the Norweignen King
King Duncan values Loyalty and bravery
What does Macbeth think about killing King Duncan? He’s not sure if it’s the right thing to do
Example of stage Direction [Dancing in circles] or [They exit.] or Alarum Within which is the sound of a trumpet offstage(signal the soldiers to arm themselves)
Where does King Duncan go to spend the night? Macbeth’s castle
In the play, when you have the side numbers, and explanation, what do those numbers help you do. They give a better understanding of what’s going on in the story by changing it from the original text to our Modern Text.
Why does Lady Macbeth think that Macbeth has little chance of becoming king? He is not ruthless
Fife the place where the king of Norway and Thane of Cawdor met Macbeth
Chalice A cup typically use for wine
Chastise Punish especially by beating
Compunctious Regretful
Dwindle To deprive, trick someone
Harbinger A representative sent before a royal party to make proper arrangements for its arrival
Implored Beg
Ingratitude Lack of gratitude
Interim Meanwhile
Mettle Fortitude; determination
Minion Follower; henchman
Plight A dangerous situation
Prophetic Predict future
Surmise A guess; assumption
Trifles Little value/importance
Withered Where
The two armies are compared like Two exhausted swimmers who cling to each other and cannot swim
Macbeth earns what tutle Thane of Cawdor
King of Norway asks for a treaty, they told him They wouldn’t even let him bury his men until he retreated to saint colmes and paid them $10K
The thane of Cawdor betrayed king Duncan and is now being Executed and his title is left to Macbeth
The witches do what to Macbeth? They foreshadow his prophecy, tells him he will be thane of cawdor, glamis and king
Banquo’s prophecy He will have descendants as kings
The Thane of Cawdor was fighting on Norway’ side and betrayed the king because he fought for both sides secretly
Banquo feels strange about this prophecy because He feels as if someone can betray them or tell lies to destroy him and Macbeth
What does Macbeth think of murder? The thought terrifies him and he doesn’t know who he is anymore

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