In which country is the play set? a. Scotland
Who are the first characters to appear in the play? three witches
According to the stage directions, what is the weather like at the beginning of the play? lightning and thunder
Who do the witches plan to meet after parting? Macbeth
According to the report, what did Macbeth do to Macdonwald? cut him from the navel to the chin
Who is the main enemy of Scotland during this battle? Norway
Who has betrayed Scotland by assisting the enemy? The Thane of Cawdor
Who is credited with winning the battle for Scotland? Macbeth
How is the first witch offended at the beginning of the scene? A sailor’s wife will not share chestnuts with her.
What does the first witch do to get her revenge on the person who offended her in Act 1, Scene 3? She curses the sailor with lack of sleep and fatigue.
What happens to the original Thane of Cawdor? He is to be executed.
What does Malcolm tell Duncan of the original Thane of Cawdor’s final moments? He died with dignity.
What title is Malcolm given after the battle is over? Prince of Cumberland
How does Lady Macbeth hear about the prophecy of the witches? Her husband writes a letter about it.
How does Macbeth refer to his wife after she hears about the prophecy from the witches? His dearest partner in greatness.
After she reads Macbeth’s letter, Lady Macbeth calls on evils spirits to fill her body and fill her with cruelty.
What does Lady Macbeth tell her husband to do in front of the king when he comes to their home? play the innocent
How does Lady Macbeth act when the king arrives at her castle? warm and inviting
What is so surprising about the way Lady Macbeth treats the king when he arrives at her castle She is planning his murder.
What two reasons does Macbeth give for not wanting to kill the king? . Macbeth is his host and his kinsman.
What does Lady Macbeth say she would do before breaking a promise? Kill her own child
Who does Lady Macbeth want to frame for Duncan’s murder? his chamberlains
How are Banquo and Fleance related? c. Banquo is Fleance’s father
What does Duncan give Lady Macbeth in Act 2, Scene 1? A diamond
What does Banquo wish to speak with Macbeth about on his first night in Macbeth’s castle? The witches
What does Macbeth see in a vision just as he is about to murder the king? A dagger
What does Lady Macbeth gie the chamberlains to make them sleep? Wine and drugs
What word can Macbeth not proclaim after killing Duncan? . Amen
What does a voice tell Macbeth he shall do no more after killing Duncan? Sleep
What does Macbeth ask mighty Neptune for help with? Washing blood off his hands
What color does Macbeth say he shall make the green sea? Red
How is the Porter speaking of death when he first appears on stage? He is telling knock-knock jokes about death
What did Lennox tell Macbeth about the night of Duncan’s muder? He was kept awake by strange noises and lamentations
Who is the first person to see the king dead? Macduff
Where does Donalbain go after Duncan’s death? Ireland
Where does Malcolm go after Duncan’s death? England
Who is speaking with the Old Man when he first appears on stage? Ross
Which of the following is NOT a strange anomaly seen by the old man? Owls flying at noon
Who does Macduff think is responsible for the killing? The Chamberlains
Who does Macduff suspect paid the chamberlains to kill Duncan? Malcolm and Donalbain
Who is the cheif guest at Macbeth’s celebration feast? Banquo
Who is the chief guest at Macbeth’s celebration feast? Banquo
Who does Macbeth hire after Banquo leaves the castle for the day in Act 2, Scene 1? Murderers
What does Macbeth admit in his soliloquy? That Banquo has stripped him of his regal nature (heirs to the throne)
Why is Banquo not able to attend the banquet until nightfall? He has a long ride to make
WHat news does Macbeth choose to not tell his wife after Banquo rides away from the castle in Act 3, Scne 2? He has a plan to kill Banquo
Who has sole responsibility for the impending doom of Banquo? Macbeth
What does Macbeth think his wife will do after she hears of Banquo’s murder? Applaud the deed
Who kills Banquo Hired murderers
Who escapes the ambush on Banquo? HIs son
How is Macbeth’s plan not fulfilled in Banquo’s murder? Banquets son escapes
Who of the following is NOT in attendance in the hall when the banquet begins in Act 3, Scene 4? Donalbain
Who appears at the door when the banquet first begins? the murderer
Where did Banquo receive the gashes? His head
What news terrifies Macbeth at his banquet? Fleance escaped
What does Macbeth see at the banquet that no one else does? Banquo’s ghost
How does Lady Macbeth justify Macbeth’s behavior at the banquet to those in attendance? He has had a mental illness since his youth but it passes quickly
Other than Banquo, who is missing from the feast Macduff
Where is Macbeth going at the end of the scene To the weird sisters
Who do the witches meet with the morning after Banquo’s murder? Hecate
What are the witches rebuked for the morning after Banquo’s murder? Not alerting Hecate about Macbeth
What do the witches plan to show Macbeth the morning after Banquo’s murder? (3.5.17) HIs destiny
What do witches plan to harvest from the moon? . A vaporous drop
What do the witches plan to do with that which they harvest from the moon? Create evil sprites
Who does Lennox speak to about Banquo’s death? A lord
The witches say “By the pricking of my thumbs, / Something wicked this way comes” right before a character enters. Who is that “wicked” character? Macbeth
At the end of Act IV, Scene 1, Macbeth learns that Macduff has run away. Where has he gone? To England
How does Lady Macduff feel about her husband leaving the country? She can’t understand why he left them unprotected.
Who warns Lady Macduff that the castle is about to be attacked? A messenger
After Macduff has passed his “test,” Malcolm reveals that he has troops ready to invade Scotland. How many troops does he have? 10,000
When Macduff first asks Ross how his wife and children are, Ross says they are well.
When Macduff grieves about the loss of his wife and children, Malcolm tells him to fight like a man by seeking revenge on Macbeth.
What has been happening to Lady Macbeth since Baquo’s death? She has been sleepwalking.
What does a doctor say Lady Macbeth needs to heal? A priest.
Why is Macbeth not at all disturbed by the war drums? He feels protected from his enemies.
Where is Malcolm when the other soldiers are at Dunsinane? Birnam Wood
What does Macbeth ask his doctors to do when he hears the war drums from Dunsinane? Attend to his wife
What is the one thing that will frighten Macbeth? Seeing the wood move to the castle.
What makes Macbeth feel invincible in Act 5? the prophecy of the witches.
What has most of Macbeth’s army done while the army of Dunisnane prepares for battle? Fled.
Why is Macbeth afraid when the army reaches the castle when he has been so confident until then? The witches warnings are coming true.
What does Macbeth decide he must do when he sees the army at his castle Make a stand.
Why is Macduff’s birth so important to the plot? Macbeth can not be killed by a man born naturally of a woman.
What brings Siward comfort when he hears of his son’s death? He died nobly.
Who is crowned king at the end of the play? Malcolm.