macbeth act 4 test

What does each of the three apparitions say to Macbeth? 1. armed head(looks like macduff) prophecy- beware of macduff2. bloody child(looks like macduff) prophecy- none born of a woman will harm macbeth3. child crowned with a tree in his hand(looks like malcolm) prophecy- macbeth will not be vanquished until birnam wood moved up dunsinane hill
Why do the witches show Macbeth the eight kings? to suggest that banquo’s sons will be king
What does Macbeth order to be done when he hears that Macduff has fled to England? kill the wife, children, and servants of macduff
How would you describe Macbeth now, as compared to his earlier ambivalence? he is no longer ambivalent, he doesn’t hesitate to kill, cold hearted killer
What has Ross just told Lady Macduff? macduff has gone to england
How does Lady Macduff react to this news? she thought macduff was crazy to leave his family unprotected
What does the messenger tell Lady Macduff to do? escape with her children
Who is killed in this scene? all the children, servants, and lady macduff
Why are the murders even more terrible than those previously committed? its a senseless crime, he had no motive to kill lady macduff, her children, and the servants. just wants to hurt macduff
Why is Macduff’s speech in lines 4-6 ironic? he is talking about widows and orphans and doesn’t know his family has been killed
Why doesn’t Malcolm trust Macduff? 1. macbeth and macduff have always been friends2. he thinks macduff may still be loyal to macbeth(bc he hasn’t harmed him in any way)3. macduff may be winning points with macbeth by betraying malcolm4. macduff left his family unprotected in Scotland
In lines 25-28 what does Malcolm ask Macduff? why he left his family without telling them goodbye or where he was going
What forces has Malcolm been promised? thousands of soldiers with old siward to lead them
summarize malcolm’s confession to macduff he tells macduff he is lustful, greedy, and has no kingly virtues
why does malcolm say these things to macduff to test macduff’s loyalty
In lines 114-137, what does Malcolm tell Macduff? that he is not as he described himself, he has troops ready to march against macbeth
What news about the condition of Scotland does Ross bring? it gets worse everyday; it is all violence, death and sorrow
What personal information does Ross bring to Macduff? that his wife, children, and servants have been slaughtered
In lines 228-229, what does Malcolm tell Macduff to do? to change grief into anger and get revenge
Is the dialogue between Lady Macduff and her son in scene 2 essential to the plot? no; it makes the murders more hideous by showing macduff’s family to be happy and loving

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