Macbeth Plot Unit Test

What type of play is Macbeth tragedy
When do the witches plan to meet again? when the battle is over (lost)
What kind of world does Macbeth live in, In Act 1 Where good and evil is disguised
Who does Macbeth kill in the battle in Act 1?Which countries are fighting MacdonwaldScotland and Norway
What is a thane? nobleman-> held land from the king
Who delivers the exciting news to Macbeth in Act 1? Ross
What was Macbeth’s reaction when he first hears the witches predictions He was fearful, and commanded the witches to speak but he was skeptical
Where do the Macbeths live at the beginning At a castle in Inverness
What happened to the previous Thane of Cawdor? He was executed but he died bravely as he died confessing his treasons speaking with deep repentence
What is Malcolm’s new title? Prince of Cumberland
What bird is used to create a special mood in Act 1 the raven (ill-omen and fateful powers)
Give 2 examples of King Duncan’s generosity when he went to the castle of Inverness. – enormous tips to servants- diamond for Lady Macbeth
What does Macbeth refer to when he say “a miserable sight” his own hands
Why does Macduff call Duncan’s death a “godless murder” The king is God’s representative. Closest thing to God.
Who does Macduff think is responsible for killing Duncan? Malcolm and Donalbain who paid the guards to kill the king.
What creature shrieks and is the bellman in Act 2 owl
What is the significance of Colmekill Where all the kings are buried
What does “a profitless crown on my head and put a barren scepter in my grip” mean (said by Macbeth) His kingship will not be long and Banquo’s descendants will be king instead
How many men does Macbeth hire to kill Banquo and Fleace 2 but a third one appears during the killing
What animal does Macbeth compare the murderers to in Act 3 dogs and wolves
What advice does Lady Macbeth give Macbeth when he looked troubled? she tells him that things that can’t change should be ignored
What does the Banquo ghost look like? Has bloody locks of hair, bone without marrow, blood is cold and has no vision in its eyes
Who isn’t at the banquet where the ghost appeared? Macduff. Macbeth starts getting suspicious and pays servants to be spies in the nobleman’s houses
What does Hecate say Macbeth will do? He will reject fate, mock death and value
What does Lennox advise Macduff to do when he went to England in act 3. What does Lennox refer to Macbeth as? To stay away from Macbeth so that he wouldn’t kill him, so Scotland can be free from the reign of Macbeth. A tyrant
Define treason when a king is murdered and betrayed by his subjects
What does the first vision look like? meaning An armoured head and warns Macbeth to beware of Macduff
What does the third vision look like? meaning A crowned child that looks like a king’s son. Macbeth will never be defeated until great Birnam Woods march to fight against him
What does the third vision look like? meaning A crowned child that looks like a king’s son. Macbeth will never be defeated until great Birnam Woods march to fight against him
Who are the people in the long line of kings in the vision Descendants of Banquo that will be king
What did the King of England loan to the rebels Siward and 10000 mean
What are the treatments for Lady Macbeth to see the priest instead of a physician and to take away anything harmful
Who leads the English army Malcolm, Uncle Siward, Macduff
What does Macbeth refer to when he asks the doctor how to cure another disease (not Lady Macbeth’s) Kingdom is abandoning him
How does Malcolm surprise Macbeth’s soldiers they cut down boughs from Birnam
What does Macbeth compare life to life is a tale, a bad actor, a candle
What does Macbeth compare life to life is a tale, a bad actor, a candle, a walking shadow
What good news does Siward give Macduff (battle scene) The castle surrendered without a fight
What is Macduff’s reply about him being born of a women He said he was ripped from his mother’s wonb
Why doesn’t Macbeth surrender to Macduff He wants to test fate one more time
What are Malcolm’s first order as King Thanes and Kinsmen will be called earlsScottish subjects who went to England to escape will be brought home
What are the major conflicts in Macbeth The struggle within Macbeth between his ambition and his sense of right and wrong (self vs self); the struggle between the murderous evil represented by Macbeth and Lady Macbeth (self vs human/ self vs self) and the best interests of the nation, represented by Malcolm and Macduff (self vs society/ self vs human)
What is the rising action Macbeth and Banquo’s encounter with the witches initiates both conflicts; Lady Macbeth’s speeches pursuades Macbeth into murdering Duncan and seizing the crown
What is the climax Macbeth’s murder of Duncan in Act 2 represents the point of no return, after which Macbeth is forced to continue butchering his subjects to avoid the consequences of his crime.
what is the falling action Macbeth’s increasingly brutal murders (of Duncan’s servants, Banquo, Lady Macduff and her son); Macbeth’s second meeting with the witches; Macbeth’s final confrontation with Macduff and the opposing armies
What is the conclusion Malcolm becomes king and Macbeth is killed
What are the three reasons Macbeth gives for not performing the murder? it would be imprudent, it would violate the blood tie of kinsman, the allegiance of the subject, and the duty of a host, and Duncan has been blameless as a king
What is a euphemism? a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.
What is a hyperbole An exaggeration
What is a simile A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind used to make a description more emphatic or vivid. (usually has “as” or “like” in it)
soliloquy Longer speeches that allow characters to reveal their innermost thoughts & feelings to the audience
imagery Refers to words that appeal to the five senses: hearing, taste, touch, sight & sound. Such word pictures can suggest a mood or idea & they add emotion & power to the writing.
simile A way of comparing two unlike things using like or as
euphemism An indirect way of expressing something; it may be more polite―or less harsh―than the reality
comic relief Allows a playwright to include elements of humor in plays that are otherwise serious. These humorous interludes give the audience a break from the dramatic tension of the rest of the story.
double entendre A statement that has two different meanings, one of which may be sexual
conflict What creates tension & drama in a piece of writing
internal conflict Refers to a mental struggle within the individual
external conflict Refers to struggle between an individual & an outside force, such as nature or another individual
allusion A reference to a historical or literary figure, happening, or event that is meant to enhance the meaning of the story
implication A hint or suggestion contained in the writing
verse structure Refers to the rhythm & rhyme scheme of the language of the play. Shakespeare uses both rhyming & unrhymed verse in his plays. Iambic pentameter consists of an unaccented syllable followed by an accepted symbol, with five beats, or accents, in each measure line.
symbol A person, object, action or place that stands for something beyond its obvious meaning
mood The overall feeling or atmosphere an author creates with his or her selection of details
hyberbole Exaggeration that you are not supposed to take literally
foreshadowing Refers to hints about what might happen at a later point in the plot
personification A figure of speech in which human characteristics are given to nonhuman things
dramatic irony Occurs when the audience knows something that the characters onstage do not

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