Macbeth Act 1 Quiz

What is one purpose the witches serve? They establish an eerie, supernatural mood
What is one action Macbeth takes in his fight with Macdonwald? Attack Macdonwald from behind
What is one reason why Macbeth obtained the title of Thane of Cawdor? He killed Cawdor in battle
The man who informs Macbeth that he is now the Thane of Cawdor and is known as a messenger in the play is Ross
What title do the witches not call Macbeth? Thane of Fife
What do the witches predict for Banquo? His children will be king
When the witches say, “Not so happy, yet much happier,” it exemplifies what literary device? paradox
How does Macbeth react to the witches prophecies? He starts thinking about what would need to happen for him to attain a higher title
Who is named the Prince of Cumberland? Malcolm
What does Lady Macbeth think about Macbeth’s ambition? He is too weak emotionally to truly follow his ambition
What does Lady Macbeth think would help her? To be more like a man
Macbeth’s statement “Why do you dress me in borrowed robes?” and the additional mention of ill-fitting clothes exemplifies what literary device? motif
What negative description can one associate with King Duncan? two-faced
Lady Macbeth’s advice “look like th’ innocent flower/ but be the serpent under’t” connects with what theme? appearance v reality
What does Macbeth not list as a reason for avoiding the murder of Duncan Duncan’s sons will be devastated
“He unseamed him from the nave to the chops” Captain
“Fair is foul and foul is fair. Hover through the fog and filthy air” The witches
“There’s no art/ to find the mind’s construction in the face. He was a gentleman on whom I built/ an absolute trust” Ross
“The prince of Cumberland! That is a step/ on which I must fall down, or else oer’leap” Banquo
“Yet I do fear thy nature/ it is too full o th’ mil of human kindness” Lady Macbeth