MacBeth Test

Who is the Thane of Glamis? Macbeth
What inspired LadyMacbeth’s desire to killKing Duncan? Macbeth’s letter to her.
What to the witches predict For Macbeth? He’ll be Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland.
Identify the speaker and explain… “I am steeped in blood so farThat should I wade no more, returningWere as tedious as go over.” Macbeth – there is no going back now. He’s committed to this action and will do whatever it takes to see it to the end.
Who is the heir to the throne once Duncan is dead? Malcolm
What advice does LadyMacbeth give her husband when he returns from war? He must learn to look innocent even when his heart is full of evil..to hide his true feelings.
Explain the theme Fair is foulAnd foul is fair. Things aren’t what they seem. It recurs throughout the play.
Identify and explain….”Angels are bright still, thoughThe brightest fell. Though allThings foul would wear theBrows of grace, yet grace must sill look so.” Malcolm says….refers to Macbeth once being noble and great and now being a tyrant from hell.
Who is sentenced to deathfor treason in Act 1? The Thane of Cawdor.
Who was missing from Macbeth’sBanquet table at his coronationmeal? Why? Macduff, who didn’t like Macbeth, Banquo, Macbeth had him killed.
Name an example of irony in Act 2 of the play. When Macduff says Lady M shouldn’t hear about Duncan’s murder.
Identify speaker and explain…”And none serve him but with constrained things whose hearts are absent too.” Malcolm..Macbeth’s army are there in body only, not spirit and shouldn’t be too much opposition.
Who adopted Adam and Olivia? Corinne and Samuel adopted Adam and Olivia.
What news does Ross bring to Macduff in England in Act 4? That his entire family is dead.
How does Lady Macbeth’s Attitude and personalityChange throughout the play? At first she is very sure and confident, & cruel. Later, she is meek, guilty, and weak.
Identify and explain….”But get thee back, my soul is too much charged with blood of thine already.” Macbeth, doesn’t want to fight Macduff; already killed too much of Macduff’s family.
In Act 4, who is angry at the witches for casting a spellOn Macbeth? Hecate
What trick does Malcolm use to hideThe number of men in his army ? They all carry tree branches in front of them to look like a forest moving.
What is Macbeth’s philosophyOf life and death in Act 5? HowIs this different from how he wasIn the beginning? He thinks that life and death are meaningless..but used to think that everything in life was great and full of promise.
Identify and explain…”Out damed spot! Out I say!” Lady Macbeth, trying in her sleep to wash imaginary blood (guilt) from her hands (soul).

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