|Why is Scotland at war at the opening of the play?
|Rebels have come and attacked them
|What predictions do the witches make to Macbeth in Scene 3 of Act 1?
|Macbeth shall be named as Thane of Cawdor and then king
|What prediction do the witches make to Banquo in the same scene?
|Banquo’s sons would be kings.
|Who does Duncan name as heir to his throne?
|How do the murderers plan to place the blame on Duncan’s groom’s?
|They plan to run his blood on them and use their daggers.
|Who accompanies Banquo at the opening of Act II?
|Fleance is the one who accompanies Banquo.
|What is Macbeth’s hallucination before he murders Duncan?
|He sees hallucinations of a dagger.
|How does Lady Macbeth signal that she has drugged the grooms?
|She rings a bell
|What reasons does Lady Macbeth give for not committing the murder herself?
|Duncan resembled to much of her Father.
|Whose daggers are used to commit the murder?
|They use the groom’s daggers
|Why does Lady Macbeth return to the King’s bedchamber?
|To return the daggers and smear in Duncan’s blood on the grooms.
|Where does the drunken porter imagine that he is?
|Why have Macduff and Lennox come to Inverness?
|To wake up and get the King
|What happens to Duncan’s grooms?
|Macbeth kills them
|Why do Duncan’s sons decide to leave Scotland?
|To be safe from the murders
|What is Macbeth told by the Apparitions?
|That Macduff is coming back to ruin him, no man born from woman can do him harm.
|What does Macbeth learn about “Banquo’s issue” (descendants).
|The future kings will be descendants of Banquo.
|What crime is Macduff accused of by Macbeth?
|He is accused of being a traitor of Macbeth’s reign.
|Why does Malcolm at first suspect Macduff of treachery?
|People thought they were good friends; that Macduff was a good and honest man.
|Why does Macduff blame himself for the death of his wife and children?
|Because he had left them
|Which murders does Lady Macbeth allude to in the sleepwalking scene?
|The doctor and the gentle woman
|What gesture do the nurse and the doctor observe Lady Macbeth make?
|She rubs her hands as if to wash them
|What instruction does the Doctor give the nurse?
|She needs help from the Priest
|Who are the leaders of the rebellion against Macbeth?
|Siward, Malcolm, and Macduff
|How does Malcolm bring Birnam Wood to Dunsinane?
|Soldiers are carrying branches and limbs to make the woods look like they are moving
|How do Macbeth’s followers react to the arrival of the English Army?
|They are frightened.
|What does Macduff reveal to Macbeth that shows that Macbeth does not love a “charmed life” after all?
|He says Macduff was “cut out” of his mother.
|Why does Macbeth refuse to yield?
|He is afraid of being captured.
|How does Lady Macbeth die?
|She kills herself.
|How does Malcolm reward his thanes?
|He makes them all earls.
|What prophecy does Banquo recall at the opening of Act III?
|That since one of the witches prophecies had come true; all would be true.
|What is Macbeth’s reason for having Banquo murdered?
|He believes Banquo’s heirs will be next to the throne.
|What reasons does Macbeth give the hired assassins for their taking revenge?
|Banquo had done them wrong in the past
|According to Macbeth, why is he unable to use his power to get rid of Banquo?
|Because Banquo is his best friend and they have the same friends. He doesn’t want to look bad.
|Why is it important for Macbeth to have Fleance killed also?
|Because he is Banquo’s first son. He would be the first heir to the throne.
|How many times does the Ghost of Banquo appear to Macbeth at the banquet?
|Which of the Scottish nobles has refused to attend the feast at the palace?
|What does Macbeth hope to learn from the weird sisters?
|He wonders what else he has to do to keep his crown.
|How does Macbeth spy on his nobles>
|He has spies in their houses.
|Why has Macduff left for England?
|To convince Malcolm to return to Scotland to dethrone Macbeth and restore peace.
English: Macbeth Study Guide
August 14, 2019