Macbeth Act 1 Review Questions

Where will the witches meet? Upon the health
Who will the witches meet? Macbeth
When will the witches meet? After the battle is done
Who is Duncan? King of Scotland
What does Duncan think of Macbeth ? He doesn’t like him. Calls him bloody man
Who is Malcolm ? Duncan’s son
What two counties are fighting ? Scotland and Norway
Why are Scotland and Norway fighting ? Norway wanted to take over Scotland
What country wins? How? Scotland They had bigger numbers of people and they killed everyone
Who is McDonwald? A rebel of Norway, left Scotland thinking he would win
What was McDonwald guilty of ? Rebelling against the king and Scotland , trader to his country
What is McDonwald’s punishment ? Death
What is the Thane of Cawdor guilty of? Treason. He tried to get people to rebel again the king
What is the Thane of Cawdor’s punishment ? Death
What is said of the Thane of Cawdor after his execution? He took it like a man and died better than he lived.
Who is the hero of the battle? Macbeth
Who is named the new Thane of Cawdor? Macbeth
How is Macbeth becoming TOC situational irony? TOC symbolic of disloyalty
How do the witches intend to torture the sailer ? They will cause a storm and he won’t be able to sleep for 81 weeks, causing him to kill himself
What is Macbeth’s first line of the play? So foul and fair a day I have not seen.
What surprising news does Ross tell Macbeth? The king wants to name Macbeth the new TOC.
What does Macbeth think about while Duncan is announcing his successor? He was thinking about murder but does not include who and what will be murdered
Who wrote the letter lady Macbeth was reading ? Macbeth, her husband
What does the letter say? It tells her that Macbeth is getting a higher position and talks about his meeting with the witches
What does Lady Macbeth think of her husband? She thinks he is too nice to do what needs to be done
What is Lady Macbeth praying for in her prayer? -She wants to be cruel-She wants them to take her milk (kindness)-Wanted it to be dark so people can’t see what she is doing
What advice does lady Macbeth tell Macbeth? -look innocent and nice and yet secretly be opposite- learn how to act
How does lady Macbeth talk Macbeth into killing Duncan? She questioned his manhood , called him coward and scaredy cat, brought up how he can’t have kids.
What is Lady Macbeth’s plan? They will kill Duncan and have the servants drunk, and killHim when he is asleep and blame it on the servants.