Study Guide on Shakespeare and Macbeth Test

Which of Shakespeare’s plays is considered a comedy? Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Taming of the Shrew, Two Gentlemen of Verona are considered comedies.
In what form did Shakespeare write many of his poems? Shakespeare wrote many of his poems as sonnets.
Why do some people refer to Macbeth as “the Scottish play”? Considered to be bad luck to say “bad luck” in the theatre. Macbeth is Scottish. The play is set Scotland Macbeth was the king of Scotland.
Name Shakespeare’s history plays. Henry IV part I, Henry IV part 2 and Richard III.
In what style are most of Shakespeare’s lines written? Written in iambic pentameter.
Which famous critic of Macbeth focused on the play’s use of clothing as symbolism? Cleanth Brooks
The idea that Macbeth’s tragic flaw is ambition was popularized by which literary critic? A.C. Bradley, who is an Oxford Professor.
What is the literary device in which an object is used to represent an idea or emotion? Symbolism
What form of literary criticism focuses on literature as a self-contained work of art its use of literary devices? New Criticism
What famous Shakespeare critic wrote the essay “Born of a Woman : Fantasies of a Maternal in Macbeth”? Janet Adelman
What is a motif ? A recurring element in a work of literature.
According to the concept of order in the universe, who is the head of the state? The king.
In addition to Duncan’s horses, what other animal’s strange behavior does the old man describe in Macbeth? A owl killed a falcon.
How do Duncan’s horses react to the disorder in the state, according to Ross and the old man in Macbeth? Broke out of their stalls, disobeyed their master, and ate each other
Who has murdered sleep in Macbeth? Macbeth.

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