Macbeth Act 3 Study Guide

What does Banquo acknowledge in his soliloquy at the beginning of Act 3? Mark all that apply. His suspicion of Macbeth The truthfulness of the witches’ prophecy
How does Banquo know that Macbeth will not remain king? d. Banquo’s sons were prophesied to be kings
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
Other than Banquo, who are the murderers supposed to kill? Fleance
What news does Macbeth choose to not tell his wife after Banquo rides away from the castle in Act 3, Scene 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? Banquo’s 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? 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
Where does Macduff go after Banquo’s murder? England
What does Macduff do when summoned by Macbth in Act 3, Scene 6? pretends not to hear

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