Macbeth Test

Which character is this? The wicked one in this quote: “By the pricking of my thumbs/Something wicked this way comes” Macbeth
Which character is this? Great equivocators who deal in allusion; often do or say things in threes Witches/Wyrd Sisters
Which character is this? Will be one of the eight Kings; escaped Banquo’s murderers Fleance
Which character is this? Warns Macbeth of the real intent of the witches Banquo
Which character is this? Somnambulist/sleepwalker Lady Macbeth
Which character is this? Unseamed from the nave to the chops by Bellona’s bridegroom in plays opening battle Macdonwald
Which character is this? Angry that the witches did not consult him/her about their plans for Macbeth Hecate
Which character is this? Misjudges a thane (or two) as well as his visit to Macbeth’s Duncan
Which character is this? Flees Scotland and heads to Ireland Donalbain
Which character is this? Tests Macduff’s loyalty to Macbeth Malcolm
Which character is this? Doctor determines this person needs the divine Lady Macbeth
A hamartia is… an error or flaw that dooms the hero
According to the notes on tragedy, an Aristotelian-based Tragic Hero generally… -is a man of some power and/or noble position-arouses catharsis in the reader or audience-has a tragic flaw or makes a tragic error that dooms him or creates a reversal or fortune-gains self-knowledge or has some epiphany so that the fall in not a total loss
Shakespeare wrote Macbeth for whom? King James of England
Shakespeare developed the play for a king/queen who wrote a book about? demonology
What “horrid image” made Macbeth’s hair stand on end in the beginning of the play? The thought of killing Duncan
Some of Lady Macbeth’s side effects of her involvement in Duncan’s murder are… sleepwalking, shunning/avoiding the darkness, insecurity
When Shakespeare utilizes the eye and hand imagery in the play… he typically attends to how conscience and deeds are inextricably linked
What literary device does Shakespeare use in the following passage? Your face, my thane, is a book where men/may read strange matters simile
In this quote, which character does Macbeth refer to as a worm?Thanks for that.There the grown serpent lies; the worm that’s fledHath nature that in time will venom breed,No teeth for the present. Get thee gone. Fleance
The Thane of Cawdor lives; why do you dress me/In borrowed robes?In the lines above, Shakespeare uses which literary device to convey Macbeth’s state of mind? metaphor
In these lines, Macbeth’s state of mind is best described as one of?The Thane of Cawdor lives; why do you dress me/In borrowed robes? incredulity
So foul and fair a day I have not seenMacbeth’s first words are characterized by? paradox, alliteration
Banquo (aside to Macbeth): That, trusted home,Might yet enkindle you unto the crown,Besides the Thane of Cawdor. But ’tis strange;And oftentimes, to win us to our harm,The instruments of darkness tell us truths,Win us with honest trifles, to betray’sIn deepest consequence.Which of the following best states the speaker’s purpose in the passage? He warns Macbeth not to completely trust the witches’ prophecies
Macbeth: I pull in and beginTo doubt the equivocation of the fiendThat lies like truth. ‘Fear not, til Birnan WoodDo come to Dunsinane.. Arm, arm, and out!If this which he avouches does appear, There is no flying hence or tarrying here.I’gin to be weary of the sunAnd wish the estate o’ the world were now undone.Ring the alarum bell! Blow, wind! Come. wrack!At leaast we’ll die with harness on out back.In this passage, Macbeth’s reaction to the message that Birnam Wood is moving towards Dunsinane shows… his insecurity concerning the witches’ apparitions and his acknowledgement that universal disorder should be righted and that he may be near to leaving this life in order to make it right
Macbeth: (just prior to Malcolm and the English attacking):They have me tied to a stake. I cannot fly,But, bear-like, I must fight the course.In this quote, the animal imagery in Macbeth’s comment suggests that he feels… victimized by those attacking him
If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere wellIt were done quickly. If the assassinationCould trammel up the consequence, and catch,With his surcease success; that but this blowMight be the be-all and the end-all here,But here, upon this bank and shoal of time,We’d jump the life to come. But in these casesWe still have judgment here, that we but teachBloody instructions, which, being taught, returnTo plague th’ inventor: this even-handed justiceCommends the ingredients of our poisoned chaliceTo our own lips. In lines 1-5 Macbeth hopes that killing Duncan will… Make Macbeth’s throne certain and secure
If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere wellIt were done quickly. If the assassinationCould trammel up the consequence, and catchWith his surcease success; that but this blowMight be the be-all and the end-all here,But here, upon this bank and shoal of time,We’d jump the life to come. But in these casesWe still have judgment here, that we but teachBloody instructions, which, being taught, returnTo plague th’ inventor: this even-handed justiceCommends the ingredients of our poisoned chaliceTo our own lips. In lines 4-7 Macbeth is willing to risk… his security in the afterlife/eternity
If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere wellIt were done quickly. If the assassinationCould trammel up the consequence, and catchWith his surcease success; that but this blowMight be the be-all and the end-all here,But here, upon this bank and shoal of time,We’d jump the life to come. But in these casesWe still have judgment here, that we but teachBloody instructions, which, being taught, returnTo plague th’ inventor: this even-handed justiceCommends the ingredients of our poisoned chaliceTo our own lips. What best sums up Macbeth’s thoughts in lines 8-12? what goes around comes around
I think our country sinks beneath the yoke.It weeps, it bleeds, and each new day a gashIs added to her wounds. I think withalThere would be hands uplifted in my right;And here from gracious England have I offerOf goodly thousands. But, for all this,When I shall tread upon the tyrant’s head,Or wear it on my sword, yet my poor countryShall have more vices than it had before,More suffer, and more sundry ways than ever,By him that shall succeed.Malcolm speaks of his country primarily by means of… personification
I think our country sinks beneath the yoke.It weeps, it bleeds, and each new day a gashIs added to her wounds. I think withalThere would be hands uplifted in my right;And here from gracious England have I offerOf goodly thousands. But, for all this,When I shall tread upon the tyrant’s head,Or wear it on my sword, yet my poor countryShall have more vices than it had before,More suffer, and more sundry ways than ever,By him that shall succeed.The tyrant referred to in this section is… Macbeth
What beast was ‘t, then,That made you break this enterprise to me?When you durst do it, then you were a man;And to be more than what you were, you wouldBe so much more the man. Nor time nor placeDid then adhere, and yet you would make both.They have made themselves, and that their fitness nowDoes unmake you. I have given suck, and knowHow tender ’tis to love the babe that milks me.I would, while it was smiling in my face,Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gumsAnd dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as youHave done to this.In lines 8-13, Lady Macbeth is primarily emphasizing what? her capability for cruelty
What beast was ‘t, then,That made you break this enterprise to me?When you durst do it, then you were a man;And to be more than what you were, you wouldBe so much more the man. Nor time nor placeDid then adhere, and yet you would make both.They have made themselves, and that their fitness nowDoes unmake you. I have given suck, and knowHow tender ’tis to love the babe that milks me.I would, while it was smiling in my face,Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gumsAnd dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as youHave done to this. Lady Macbeth’s tone in this passage can be best described as? condescending
What beast was ‘t, then,That made you break this enterprise to me?When you durst do it, then you were a man;And to be more than what you were, you wouldBe so much more the man. Nor time nor placeDid then adhere, and yet you would make both.They have made themselves, and that their fitness nowDoes unmake you. I have given suck, and knowHow tender ’tis to love the babe that milks me.I would, while it was smiling in my face,Have plucked my nipple from his boneless gumsAnd dashed the brains out, had I so sworn as youHave done to this.The main effect of the metaphor of milk and motherhood is? to portray Lady Macbeth as a woman lacking compassion and possessing undeniable skills in emasculation

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