Macbeth Act 1

The setting of the play is primarily in Scotland
It is believed that Shakespeare wrote this play largely to please whom? King James I
At the beginning of the play, Scotland is at war with which country? Norway
An extended speech in which a character speaks to himself or herself on stage to reveal private thoughts is called a Soliloquy
The original Thane of Cawdor was A traitor to Scotland
In the beginning of the play, Macbeth successfully fights against whom? Macdonwald
Macbeth first meets the Witches when he is returning home from where? A battle he has just won.
In the first Act, the Witches predict what? That Macbeth will be King but Banquo will not.
Macbeth believes it is equally unlikely that he will be named either Thane or Cawdor or King of Scotland. However, the audience already knows that Duncan has ordered the Thane of Cawdor’s execution and he plans to give Macbeth the title; therefore, this is an example of what? Dramatic irony
Who does Duncan name the Prince of Cumberland? Malcolm
Where is the site of Macbeth’s castle? Inverness
When Lady Macbeth hears King Duncan is coming to see them, she Is pleased with the opportunity it gives Macbeth.