Macbeth Test Review (Not All Questions Will Be On Your Test)

What country is Macbeth’s army fighting at the beginning of the play? Norway
Which title is “lost and gained” in the first scene? Cawdor
What do the witches NOT say to Banquo at their first meeting? “Hail to thee, Thane of Glamis!”
What new title does Macbeth receive early in the second scene? Thane of Cawdor
The Weird Sister greet Macbeth as? Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, King hereafter
Who does Duncan name as his successor (or heir)? Malcolm
Who do the Macbeths blame for the murder of Duncan? the guards
What do Malcolm and Donalbain decide to do after the king is killed? flee to other countries
What is going on at Macbeth’s castle while the murderers are killing Banquo? a banquet
What does the third apparition (vision) tell Macbeth? He will fall when Birnam wood comes to Dunsinane.
What does this quote mean: “Screw your courage to the sticking-place and we’ll not fail”? If we are brave, we will succeed.
Who says “I’ve lived a charmed life, which will not yield to one of woman born.” Macbeth
Who said “What, all my chickens in one fell swoop?” Macduff
Who says “What, will these hands ne’er be clean?” Lady Macbeth
What does Lady Macbeth mean when she says “Yet I fear your nature: it is too full of the milk of human kindness. You are not without ambition, you are without the evil which should accompany it.”? You’re too kind to do the dirty deed that will help you to become king.
Who says “Fair is foul and foul is fair. Hover through the fog and filthy air.”? The Weird Sisters
What does it mean when Macbeth tells himself “Stars hid your fires! Let not light see my black and deep desires.” It means he doesn’t want others to know that he wants to be king and might be willing to do anything to become king.
Who was this quote said to: “You have it all now: King, Cawdor, Glamis, all as the weird sisters promised. And yet I fear you played most foully for it.” Macbeth
Who said this quote: “You have it all now: King, Cawdor, Glamis, all as the weird sisters promised. And yet I fear you played most foully for it.” Banquo
What does this quote mean? “When the hurleyburly’s done, when the battle is lost and won.” It means “when this current war is over”.
What does this quote mean? “What, all my chickens in one fell swoop?” It means “Did he kill my whole family?”
What does this quote mean? “I’ve lived a charmed life, which will not yield to one of woman born.” It means that no one who was birthed from the birthing canal of a woman will kill Macbeth.
Who said “Screw your courage to the sticking-place and we’ll not fail”? Lady Macbeth
Who was this quote said to: “Screw your courage to the sticking-place and we’ll not fail”? Macbeth
What does this quote mean: “They don’t look like the inhabitants of the earth. You should be women, but your beards keep me from believing it.” It is an insult, calling those “inhabitants” ugly.
Who said “Duncan is here in double trust: As I am his subject and his host.”? Macbeth
What does this quote from Macbeth mean: “My soul is too wet with blood of yours already.” He is saying that he has already killed too many of Macduff’s family.
What does this quote mean: “By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.”? It is a herald ( a call) to the weird sisters’ master spirit, the one that will give Macbeth his second group of prophecies.
What does this quote mean: “Out, damned spot! Out, I say! Who would have thought the old man to have so much blood in him?” Lady Macbeth says this quote when she is sleep walking and feeling guilty about killing Duncan. She sees herself trying to wash off his blood, but can’t.
Who said this quote: “The Thane of Fife had a wife.”? Lady Macbeth
Macbeth says “It used to be that a man would die, and that would be the end. But now they rise again!”. What is he talking about? Macbeth sees Banquo’s ghost and is feeling a bit guilty, which puts him into hysterics.
What does this quote mean: “My thane, look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it.” Look sweet, but be ready to be dangerous.
Who said this quote: “My thane, look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it.”? Lady Macbeth
Who said this quote: “Is this a dagger I see before me, the handle toward my hand? Let me clutch you.” ? Macbeth
What does this quote mean: “Is this a dagger I see before me, the handle toward my hand? Let me clutch you.” ? Macbeth is very frightened about murdering Duncan and is hallucinating just before he kills him.
Who said this quote:”Our revenge will be the medicine to cure this deadly grief.”? Malcolm
What does this quote mean: “Our revenge will be the medicine to cure this deadly grief.”? Fight for me and kill Macbeth and that will stop your grief.
What does this quote mean: “‘Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep! Macbeth shall sleep no more!'” ? Macbeth has murdered Duncan and now Macbeth feels so horrified that he will never sleep again.
Who said this quote: “Come you spirits, fill me from crown to toe with cruelty – so that we can do what we must do!”? Lady Macbeth
What does this quote mean: “But a little water clears us of the deed. How easy it is!”? Murder is easy. We just have to wash away the evidence and all is well.

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