Questions Over Act 2 of Macbeth

What “sign” convinces Macbeth that he must go through with killing the king? A. One of the witches appears in his bedroom. B. He has a nightmare about the murder. C. He sees a floating dagger pointing towards Duncan’s bedroom. D. The ghost of his father visits him C
Why didn’t Lady Macbeth just kill the king herself? A. He looked too much like her father. B. She wanted her husband to have all the satisfaction. C. It would have contradicted her morals. D. She didn’t have the bodily strength A.
What does Macbeth accidentally take with him after murdering the king? A. The murder weapons B. The king’s crown C. A book D. The king’s bloody pillow A.
Complete Macbeth’s quotation: “I thought I heard a voice crying, ‘Macbeth has murdered ____!'” Sleep
Name the speaker: “My hands are the same color as yours — but I’d be ashamed to have a heart as white as yours!” Lady Macbeth
Who else does Macbeth kill that same night? The King’s watchmen
Why does Macbeth kill the King’s watchmen? Macbeth wants them to think he is mad at them for murdering Duncan.
Why is Lady Macbeth’s disbelief in the situation ironic? We know that she was involved in the plot.
Which of the following did NOT happen on the night Duncan was killed? A. Earthquakes shook the land. B. A servant woman killed herself. C. Violent storms broke out. D. Horses ate each other B.
Name the speaker: “If I had died an hour before this happened, I’d have lived a blessed life span. From now on, there’s nothing left worth living for. Everything is a sham. Honor and dignity are dead.” Macbeth
Who vows to find the murderer and punish him/her? Banquo
Which characters run away shortly after Duncan’s death? Malcolm and Donalbain
What is the purpose of the scene with the porter? It provides comic relief after a suspenseful and violent scene.
A(n) ______ is a speech given by an actor alone on the stage to express the private inner thoughts of that character. soliloquy
“Regicide” is the murder of a ______. King
Who is Banquo’s son? Fleance
What do Duncan’s sons decide to do? What countries do they go to? Malcolm flees to England, Donalbain flees to Ireland
What does Ross believe foreshadowed Duncan’s death? His horses broke out of their stables and ate each other.
Who discovers that the king is dead (exclude the killers)? Macduff
Who is outside the gate when the porter opens the door of the gate? Macduff and Lennox
Why is Macduff at Macbeth’s castle? Macduff was ordered to meet the king their in the morning.
What makes Macbeth feel guilty after the murder? After Malcolm and Donalbain’s prayer, he could not say “Amen”.
Why do the sons decide to flee? They fear that they will be assassinated as well.
What is significant about Duncan’s sons fleeing? Macbeth now will inherit the throne.
Scene 2 begins with only Lady Macbeth onstage. After two lines an animal noise is heard and frightens her. Which animal is this? An Owl
Lady Macbeth regains her composure, and states; “The doors are open and the surfeited grooms do mock their charge with ______” snores
Lady Macbeth tells him to pull himself together, but Macbeth only continues talking feverishly about a voice he heard, telling him________. That he will sleep no more
“Go get some ________ and wash this filthy ________ from your hand.” (said by Lady Macbeth to her husband) water; witness
Macbeth was left alone and his feelings about the murder are revealed. In his speech he mentions a Roman god. Which god is mentioned? Neptune
What do Lady Macbeth and Macbeth hear after the murder? Knocking
Who does Banquo have a dream about? The three witches
Who says: “I see thee still; And on they blade and dudgeon gouts of blood Which was not so before.” Macbeth
Who says: “A little water clears us of this deed: How easy it is then!” Lady Macbeth
Who says: “Most sacrilegious murder hath broke ope The Lord’s anointed temple, and stole hence The life o’ th’ building.” Macduff
What does Macduff compare Duncan’s body to? a Temple
“O, yet I do _______ me of my _____ That I did kill them.” repent; fury
Who said this quote, “No, this may hand will rather/The multitudinous seas incarnadine/Making the green one red.” Macbeth
What are the apostrophes in scene 2? 1) Tells the earth not to hear him and give away the plan2) Talks to the dagger
What character trait does Macbeth reveal when he says “I think not of them”? He is a liar.
Fill in the Blanks and tell what the quote infers: “If you shall cleave to my _______, when ’tis, It shall make _______ for you. consent; honor- Macbeth is anticipating the position
What are possible explanations for the floating dagger? 1) Could be a sign from the witches2) Could show signs of his madness taking over him
“Hear not my ________, which way they walk, for fear thy very ________ prate of my whereabout” steps; stones
What is a knell? a Death Bell
What does the porter mean when he says: “I pray you, remember the porter”? He is expecting a tip
Why is Lennox worried about the king? There have been many bad omens during the night.
What does the Old Man represent in Scene 4? Wisdom; many years of experience
Why is this quote odd?: “A falcon towering in her pride of place was by a mousing owl hawk’d at and kill’d,” It is opposite of normal activity (usually is the opposite).
Why does Malcolm think the guards committed the vile act? He believes they were bribed by Malcolm and Donalbain.
What makes the sons suspicious? The fled.
Tell the meaning and the symbol used in the following quote by Macduff:”Lest our old robes sit easier than our new!” – Hopefully our new king will be as good as the last- The robe symbol used to represent a enthronement or new title being given

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