Macbeth Test

Identify 2 settings for scenes 1 and 2 Battlefield and open field
How is the witches’ chant different from the major poetic style of this drama It rhymes
The witches’ refrain serves as foreshadowing, as an example of paradox, and as one of the themes of the drama. Quote it “Fair is foul and foul is fair”
Quote a further reference to a quality of Macbeth Brave and heroic
Both Macbeth and Banquo speak of “foul” or “fair” aspects in scene 3. Give examples Had to go to battle, but won the battle
Banquo refers to the witches’ prophecies. What are those “predictions” given to Macbeth? Hail Thane of GlamisHail Thane of Cawdor Hail future King
Quote predictions give to Banquo Kids will be king but not you
Macbeth is addressed by Ross as “Thane of Cawdor”. Why? Thane of Cawdor was executed so he became Thane of Cawdor
Report Macbeth’s mixed feelings about one of the prophecies of the witches coming through Being King because he liked the king so he was uneasy about becoming King
How does Macbeths reaction contrast to Banquo’s reaction? Macbeth was happy but Banquo didn’t trust the witches and didn’t buy what they said
To whom does the following quotation refer? “Nothing in his/ Became him like leaving it” Thane of Cawdor (It means he repented before he died)
How is this statement (“Nothing in his/ Became him like leaving it”) significant to Macbeth Starts the plot and Macbeth became Thane of Cawdor
As Macbeth talks to Duncan, why does the term “Prince of Cumberland” disturb Macbeth Because he wants to be king, not Malcolm
What does Macbeth admit to himself in scene 4 He wants to be king
Identify the major point of Lady Macbeth’s 2nd soliloquy To be manly strong and evil
Why does Lady Macbeth tell Macbeth to “look like the innocent flower” So that no one would think that they could kill someone
Explain the dramatic irony in Duncan’s statement: “This castle hath a pleasant seat. The air/ Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself/ Unto our Gentle senses” Because he is going to die there
Report 3 reasons that Macbeth considers for not killing Duncan They’re related, it’s a sin and he’s a good king
How does Macbeth explain his desire to be king at all costs He thinks about killing Duncan
When Lady Macbeth arrives, how has Macbeth’s intention changed? He doesn’t want to kill the king anymore
Report the plan that Lady Macbeth outlines Get the guards drunk and frame them for the king’s death
How does the last line of Act 1, spoken by Macbeth, echo the previous statement of Lady Macbeth False face for false heart= like a flower but actually a snake
Macbeth says that he doesn’t think of the witches, but he contradicts himself how? He plans to kill the king to be king and fulfill the prophecy
What causes Macbeth to “see” the dagger? How does he react to this vision Guilt
How does this vision add to his characterization scared and crazy
To what extent does Lady Macbeth assist in the murder Frames guards and makes the plans
Why is Macbeth concerned about the blood on his hands his guilt
How does Macbeth’s reaction differ from Lady Macbeth’s she’s calm
What is the purpose of the drunken porter in act 2: scene3 comedic relief
List some of the strange occurrences that Lennox reports bansheeearthquake/tornado
Who discovers the murder? Who is accused and by whom? Macduff, guards accused
Report Macbeth’s excuse for killing the guards. Was this part of the original plan? “so mad” no
Speculate on what caused Lady Macbeth to faint Macbeth changed the plan
Explain the meaning of Donalbain’s statement, “There’s daggers in men’s smiles; the near in blood/ The nearer bloody” Everyone is fakedanger in those closest to us
Why are Malcolm and Donalbain suspected of the murder They wanted to be king and fled after
Instead of attending Macbeth’s coronation, where is Macduff going Fife and he knows that Macbeth murdered the King
Explain how the last line in act 2 is an echo of “Fair is foul…” Good of bad and Friends of foes
Quote evidence that Banquo is suspicious about Macbeth’s manner of becoming king Played foully for it
List some of Banquo’s good qualities. Why, then, does Macbeth plan to kill Banquo Loyal but he knows about the witches and his kid will become king
Give 3 arguments Macbeth uses to convince the murderers to kill Banquo made them poor, prove manhood, and rewards
Explain Macbeth’s order: “Fleance must embrace the same fate” He could become king
Quote further evidence of Macbeth’s state of mind in act 3 on edge and obsessed
Macbeth also says “…make our faces vizards to our hearts/ Disguising what they are.” How does this statement reinforce the theme of Appearance vs. Reality mask who you are
Quote further refernces to blackness, darkness, or blood
What statement does Macbeth make that suggests Lady Macbeth is unaware of Macbeth’s plan to kill Banquo and Fleance?What does Macbeth’s statement indicate about their relationship as co-conspirators and about Lady Macbeth’s influence on Macbeth? be innocent until you applaud the deed. They’re not co-conspirators anymore
The climax occurs in Act 3: scene 3, when the fortunes of the protagonist irreversibly turns for the worse. What is the climax specifically? Give a reason for your answer.

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