Oakley Macbeth Test 1 (Act 1 – Act 3, Scene 3)

What country is the setting for this play? Scotland
How many witches are there? 3
In Act 1, Scene 2, who does the Captain say Macbeth killed in battle? Macdonwald
Why does King Duncan decide to have the Thane of Cawdor executed? Thane of Cawdor is a traitor
What is another term for the witches in Macbeth? weird sisters
Who is Macbeth walking with when he runs into the witches in Scene 3? Banquo
What do the witches predict for Banquo? His sons will be kings.
With what three titles do the witches greet Macbeth? Thane of Glamis, Thane of Cawdor, future king
How does Macbeth think he might achieve the final title of king? By murdering King Duncan
What is Duncan’s opinion of Macbeth? He thinks Macbeth is brave and is grateful to him.
Who is Fleance? Banquo’s son
What does Banquo tell Macbeth he dreamt about? the witches
What does Macbeth see floating in the air before he goes into King Duncan’s room? a dagger
“That which hath made them drunk hath made me bold.” What did Lady Mac do to aid the murder? drugged the guards
After he killed Duncan, Macbeth thought he heard a voice say “__________________” “Macbeth shall sleep no more!”
Why does Lady Macbeth want Macbeth to return to the scene of the murder? to smear the guards with blood
What is the purpose of the porter scene? comic relief
Who finds King Duncan’s dead body? Macduff
What are the names of King Duncan’s sons? Malcolm and Donaldbain
“The expedition of my violent love…” What is Macbeth’s excuse for killing the guards? He loved Duncan so much
Why do Malcolm and Donaldbain decide to leave Macbeth’s castle right away? they fear they may be killed next
“He is already named, and gone to Scone to be invested.” Who has been named the next king? Macbeth
What is Banquo suspicion at the beginning of Act 3? that Macbeth has done something shady to become king
Why does Macbeth fear Banquo? Because the witches prophesied that B’s sons would be kings.
What is the outcome of Macbeth hiring murderers? They kill Banquo but Fleance gets away.

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