Macbeth Act 1 Test- Ms. Jelenszky

The witches in Scene 1 inform you that they will see Macbeth after the battle
In Scene 2, Duncan orders Ross to tell Macbeth he is the new thane of Cawdor
In Scene 3, Shakespeare most likely has the witches speak in rhyme instead of blank verse because the rhymes sound like witches’ spells
Macbeth shows his ambition and curiosity about becoming king in Scene 3 when he questions the witches about the prophecies
Duncan says to Macbeth, “Would thou hadst less deserved,” in Scene 4, line 18. Which sentence best clarifies Shakespeare’s unusual word order? If only you had deserved less.
How does Lady Macbeth know that Duncan is coming to her castle? Macbeth includes the information in a letter.
Lady Macbeth’s greeting in Scene 5, lines 51-55 shows that she hopes Macbeth will change his mind
Why is Duncan’s reference to Lady Macbeth as a “noble hostess” in Scene 6, line 24 of this tragedy an example of dramatic irony? You know Lady Macbeth plans to murder him.
What do both the summary of Scene 7 and the sidenote for lines 1-10 of this drama tell you? Macbeth has second thoughts about the plan.
What do Macbeth and his wife do to make sure that Duncan’s guards are blamed for his death? use the guards’ daggers to stab Duncan
‚Äč What private thoughts does Macbeth reveal in his asides in Scene 3, lines 143-147 of this tragedy? these thoughts reveal that he is thinking of killing King Duncan
What three reasons does Macbeth list in Scene 7 to argue against murdering Duncan? He doesn’t wanna kill him because the King has always been good to him, he feels guilty that he trusts him, and he’s scared to go to hell
What are two similarities and two differences between Macbeth’s and Banquo’s reactions to their prophecies? Use two details from Scene 3 to support each similarity and difference.
Shakespeare most likely abandons blank verse in Scene 1 to emphasize the strangeness of the witches
In lines 34-35 of Scene 2, the Captain compares Macbeth and Banquo to hares to display their courage
Why does Duncan give Macbeth the title, thane of Cawdor? Duncan decides to reward Macbeth following the decision to execute the thane of Cawdor.
Macbeth’s questions in Scene 3, lines 70-78 are a clue that he is ambitious and curious about how to become king
Why are Duncan’s praises of Macbeth in Scene 4 an example of dramatic irony in this tragedy? You know that Macbeth wants to kill Duncan but Duncan is unaware of this fact.
Reread Scene 5, lines 12-27. What does Lady Macbeth think that Macbeth lacks? enough cruelty to murder Duncan
Both Lady Macbeth and Macbeth wish that darkness will cover their evil deeds and wishes
What advice does Lady Macbeth give to Macbeth in Scene 5 to aid her plan? pretend to be nice to Duncan
The sentence in lines 10-12 in Scene 7 of this tragedy reveals Macbeth’s fear of being punished for killing Duncan
Reread Scene 7, lines 35-45 and the accompanying sidenotes. Which sentence best paraphrases Lady Macbeth’s response to Macbeth’s decision in this drama? Macbeth must act bravely and should act because he truly desires to kill Duncan.
How do Lady Macbeth’s comment about birds in Scene 5 and Banquo’s comment about birds in Scene 6 reveal each character’s thoughts? lady macBeth has malicious intentions to kill Duncan, while Banquo is aware of it and is much more cautious
Reread the sidenote for Scene 7, lines 72-74 of this drama. What previous wish of Lady Macbeth’s do her husband’s words reflect? bold spirits because men are superior to women
Is Duncan a weak king or a forceful one? Support your answer with details from Act One. he’s a forceful king because he wants to execute the thane of cawdor
chalice a large cup or goblet, typically used for drinking wine
chastice rebuke or reprimand severely
compunctious a feeling of guilt or moral scruple that follows the doing of something bad
dwindle diminish gradually in size, amount, or strength
harbinger a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another
implored beg someone earnestly or desperately to do something
ingratitude a discreditable lack of gratitude
interim the intervening time
mettle a person’s ability to cope well with difficulties
minion a follower or underling of a powerful person, especially a servile or unimportant one
plight a dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation
prophetic accurately describing or predicting what will happen in the future
surmise suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it
trifles a thing of little value or importance
withered cause harm or damage to

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