Macbeth WebQuest Quiz

Where was Shakespeare born? Stratford Upon Avon, England
What year was Shakespeare born? 1564
Who was Shakespeare married to? Anne Hathaway
By when were Shakespeare’s first 15 plays written? 1597
When did Shakespeare change the name of his company? 1603; when King James came into power
What was Shakespeare’s company’s name? The King’s Men
When was Shakespeare’s middle period? 1595-1605
Which period was Macbeth written in? Shakespeare’s middle period
How many sonnets did Shakespeare write? 154
When did Shakespeare die? 1616
About Shakespeare’s plays His themes in the plays connect the world together.
“The New Boss” When Queen Elizabeth passed, she named King James to be the King of England.
Who was Shakespeare’s former boss? Queen Elizabeth I
Puritan influence on Shakespeare Puritans were rising and getting more and more control, and they believed it was a sin to act because one was pretending to be something that they are not.
Why do Shakespeare’s plays sound like the King James Bible? To get approval of his plays by King James
What year was Macbeth written? 1606
How did the tone of Shakespeare’s plays change when James I became king? Changed to darker, rather than lighter when Queen Elizabeth reigned
What year was the Gunpowder Plot? 1605
Chain of Being stay in given social standing by God; sin if one moved
Divine Right of Kings Monarchic rulers were accepted by God and could speak to God
When did the original Macbeth reign? 1040-1057
How and why did Shakespeare change the role of Banquo in the play from the “historical” Banquo? Banquo in Macbeth is loyal and wise; Banquo was a traitor; to explain jealousy theme
What did James’ book Basilikon Doron say about the theme of kingship? King must listen to God, support country, and have integrity
What was the Gunpowder Plot? British tried to kill King James because he was against Catholicism. King would receive letter to go to cellar, where gunpowder would explode upon his arrival
What was the result of the Gunpowder Plot? The British men were caught and brutally executed.
Iamb combination of stressed and unstressed syllables
rhyme scheme rhyme pattern
Prose writing in paragraphs
Verse similar to standard poetry
Why would a character speak in verse? express emotion, give advice, or show sophistication.
Why would a character speak in prose? portray their lower social status, create realistic conversations, be comedic, or display a change in mental state
Ambiguities characters can be portrayed and analyzed in many different ways
Antithesis Words may be deliberately chosen for contrast, which highlights conflicts within the story
Who did Macbeth kill in order to get the throne? His cousin Duncan I
Who did Malcom partner with? Siward
progression of kings from 1034-1058 Malcom II/ his son Duncan/Macbeth/Lulach/Malcom Macduncan

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