Macbeth Game Questions (from jayhawkfan0202)

True or False: Macbeth is a Scottish General… True
True or False: Macbeth is Thane of Cawdor… False…Macbeth is Thane of Glamis!
Macbeth is considered many things, but what is one thing he is not considered:1.) Brave Soldier2.) Powerful Man3.) Virtuous Man 3.) Virtuous Man
Who falls victim to guilt and madness even to a greater degree than his/her spouse? Lady Macbeth
Who commits suicide? And what is the motivation? Lady Macbeth…her conscience
Lady Macbeth’s speeches imply that the influence she has over her husband is mainly what? Sexual
What seems to strengthen the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth? 1.) Their joint alienation from the world and 2.) their occasional partnership in crime.
What is another name for the three witches? “black and midnight hags..”
What do the three witches use to plot mischief against Macbeth? Spells, charms, and prophecies.
The witches are servants of whom? Hecate
Who/What do the witches represent? The mythological Fates.
The witches predictions lead Macbeth to do what 3 things? 1.) Murder Duncan2.) Order the deaths of Banquo and his son3.) Blindly believe his own immortality
True or False: According to the witches prophecy, Banquo’s children will inherit the Scottish throne… True
Banquo’s character stands as a what to Macbeth? Rebuke..since Banquo represents the path that Macbeth did not take: a path which ambition led not to betrayal.
True or False: It is Duncan’s ghost that haunts Macbeth.. is Banquo’s ghost.
True or False: Duncan is the model of a virtuous, benevolent, and farsighted ruler… True
What does Duncan’s death symbolize? The destruction of an order in Scotland that can be restored only when Duncan’s line, a.k.a. Malcolm his son, takes the throne.
Who is the Scottish nobleman that is hostile towards Macbeth? Macduff
True or False: Lennox is the leader of the crusade that unseats Macbeth… False…it was Macduff.
What was the purpose of the crusade on Macbeth’s castle? To place the rightful king, Malcolm, on the throne. But it was also vengeance for Macbeth’s murder of Macduff’s wife and young son.
True or False: Duncan’s sons are named Malcolm and Lear.. False..Malcolm and Donalbain.
True or False: Hecate is the goddess of witchcraft.. True
True or False: Fleance, Banquo’s son, is living in Ireland at the end of the play.. False..Fleance’s whereabouts are actually unknown at the end of the play..
What three attributes struggle for power over Macbeth throughout the play? Bravery, Ambition, and Self-Doubt
Although Macbeth is a great warrior, he is ill equipt for what? The psychic consequences of crime. The feeling of guilt without the hope of repentance and forgiveness.
Before he kills Duncan, Macbeth is plagued by what? Worry
What happends to Lady Macbeth’s powerful personality after the murder? begins to disintegrate
True or False: Macbeth is too conscientious to be happy with himself as a murderer.. True
True or False: Macbeth seems almost relieved when the English army is at his gates.. True
Who said: “Why should I play the Roman fool, and die, on my own sword?” Macbeth
True or False: Lady Macbeth wishes she was not a woman so she could murder Duncan herself… True
What does Macbeth say about Lady Macbeth’s soul? That it is a masculine soul inhabiting a female body.
It is said that the women use female methods of achieving power. What are these methods? Manipulation
What denies the women the means to act on their ambitions? social constraints
What does Lady Macbeth question about Macbeth in order for him to murder? His manhood
True or False: Lady Macbeth’s sensitivity becomes a weakness? True
True or False: the three witches are often referred to as the “weird sisters”? True
What makes the witches use of speech different from the rest of the characters? They use rhyming couplets instead of blank verse.
True or False: the witches embody an unreasoning and instinctive evil.. True
What is the main theme of Macbeth? The destruction wrought when ambition goes unchecked by moral constraints.
What drives Macbeth to perform even more terrible actions? Ambition

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