Macbeth – English 4

Who are the first characters to appear in this play? Three Witches
What is the weather like at the beginning of the play? Lightning and thunder.
When do the witches want to meet? After a mighty battle.
Where does the sun seem to set at the beginning of the play? The heath
Who do the witches plan to meet after parting in Act 1, Scene 1 Macbeth
What do the witches sense in the air in Act 1, Scene 1? Something murky
What are the witches anticipating at the beginning of the play? Something to happen on a larger scale.
What kind of land is featured in Act 1, Scene 1? Desert
Who is NOT found in Act 1, Scene 2? Macbeth
Where does Duncan decide to camp at the beginning of the play? Forres
What did Macbeth do to Macdonwald? Ripped him in half with his sword.
In Act 1, Scene 2, why does the sergeant not finish telling Duncan of the battle? He faints from loss of blood.
Who is assisting the main enemy of Scotland at the time of this play? The Thane of Cawdor.
Who owns the victory of the battle between Scotland and its main enemy? Duncan
What must the loser of the battle between Scotland and its enemy do in orderto bury their dead men? Pay a tribute
Where do the witches go after Scotland’s battle is over? A heath
How is the first witch offended in Act 1, Scene 3? The sailor’s wife will not share her chestnuts with her.
What does the first witch do to get her revenge on the person who offended her in Act 1, Scene 3? Curses the sailor with lack of sleep and fatigue.
What is Macbeth’s first reaction to the witches? Skeptical and unbelieving
Who is to be the new Thane of Cawdor? Macbeth
How are Malcolm and Duncan related? Malcom is Duncan’s son.
In Act 1, Scene 4, in an aside to the audience , what does Macbeth say he is carrying? Black and deep desires.
Where is Macbeth’s castle? Inverness
How does Lady Macbeth hear about the prophecy of the witches? Her husband writes a letter about it.
How does Macbeth refer to his wife after she hears about the prophecy from the witches? His dearest partner in greatness.
What does Lady Macbeth say she has in her mind after hearing the prophecy of the witches? A serpent’s cunning
What does Banquo say about Macbeth’s castle when he first arrives there? It is pleasant and inviting.
Who is the first to greet Duncan at Macbeth’s castle? Lady Macbeth
How does Lady Macbeth act when the king arrives at her castle is Act 1, Scene 6? Warm and inviting.
What is so surprising about the way Lady Macbeth treats the king when he arrives at her castle in Act 1, Scene 6? She is planning his murder.
What does Macbeth say about killing Duncan after Duncan arrives at his castle? It is not the time.
What does Macbeth say he will have to do if he is caught murdering the king? Kill himself
What two reasons does Macbeth give for not wanting to kill Duncan? Macbeth is his host and he is a kinsman.
What does Macbeth say the people would do if Duncan were killed? Cry
What does Lady Macbeth say she would do before breaking a promise? Kill her own child.
Who does Duncan say will replace the Thane of Cawdor in his position? Duncan declares that Macbeth will be the new Thane of Cawdor.
How did the rebel Macdonwald die? Macbeth sliced Macdonwald from his belly button to his jaw. Then Macbeth sliced off Macdonwald’s head and stuck it on the castle’s walls.
How did the Thane of Cawdor die? King Duncan had him executed for acts of treason.
In Act 1, Scene 4, what title does Duncan bestow upon Malcolm after the battle? Duncan bestowed upon Malcolm the title of Prince of Cumberland.
After reading her husband’s letter in Act 1, Scene 5, what does Lady Macbeth fear Macbeth may be? Lady Macbeth fears that Macbeth might be a coward for not wanting to follow his thoughts of killing Duncan.
What does Lady Macbeth do in order to allow for Macbeth to have safe passage past Duncan’s servants in Act 1, Scene 7? Lady Macbeth gives Duncan’s servants wine with alcohol in it.
How are Banquo and Fleance related? Banquo is Fleance’s father.
What does Banquo suffer from on his first night in Macbeth’s castle? Horrible dreams
What does Duncan give Lady Macbeth in Act 2, Scene 1? A diamond
What does Banquo wish to speak with Macbeth about on his first night in Macbeth’s castle? The witches
What does Macbeth see in a vision just as he is about to murder the king? A dagger
What does Macbeth ask his wife to prepare for him after he has completed his chore in Act 2, Scene 1? A drink
What does Lady Macbeth give the servants to make them sleep? Wine
What gave Lady Macbeth the courage to continue with her plot in Act 2, Scene 2? Wine
What does Lady Macbeth hear shortly after the deed with Duncan is done in Act 2, Scene 2? An owl shriek
What does a voice tell Macbeth he shall do no more after killing Duncan? Sleep
What does Macbeth ask mighty Neptune for help with? Washing blood off his hands.
What color does Macbeth say he shall make the green sea? Red
How is the Porter speaking of death when he first appears on stage? He is telling knock-knock jokes about death.
What did Lennox tell Macbeth about the night of Duncan’s murder? He was kept awake by strange noises and lamentations.
Who is the first person to see the king dead? Macduff
How is Lady Macbeth told of the king’s murder the morning after? A bell is tolled.
What is Lady Macbeth’s reaction when she is told of the king’s death the morning after? She faints
Where does Donalbain go after Duncans death? Malcolm? Donalbain goes to Ireland. Malcolm goes to England.
How old is the Old Man? 70
Who is speaking with the Old Man when he first appears on stage? Ross
Where is the Old Man standing when he first appears on stage? Outside Macbeth’s castle
What is NOT a strange anomaly seen by the old man? Owls flying at noon.
Who does Macduff think is responsible for killing Duncan? The servants
Where is Macbeth going to be crowned king? Scone
What does Lady Macbeth call her husband after he has murdered Duncan? A coward
What does Ross speak with an old man about the morning after Duncan’s assassination? The noises in the night and all that has occurred that night.
Why are Duncan’s sons both considered suspects in Duncan’s murder? Both son’s fled in the morning after hearing about it and are thought to have hired the servants to kill their father, Duncan.
How does Banquo know that Macbeth will not remain king? Banquo’s sons were prophecied 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 3, Scene 1? Murderers
Who does Banquo think killed Duncan? Macbeth
Who has sole responsibility for the impending doom of Banquo? Macbeth
Why is Macbeth plotting to kill Banquo at all? The prophecy of Banquo’s sons becoming kings.
What does Macbeth think his wife will do after she hears of Banquo’s murder? Celebrate
Who kills Banquo? Hired murderers
Where does Banquo’s killer wait for him? An old cart on the road.
Who escapes the ambush on Banquo in Act 3, Scene 3? His son
How is Macbeth’s plan not fulfilled in Banquo’s murder? Banquo’s son escapes
Where is Banquo killed? Near the palace
What does the person who escaped the ambush on Banquo in Act 3, Scene 3 do? Ride away at top speed.
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
What does Macbeth tell the unexpected visitor to the hall at the beginning of the banquet to do? Stand outside
Where did Banquo recieve 20 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
Who do the witches meet with the morning after Banquo’s murder? Macbeth
What are the witches rebuked for the morning after Banquo’s murder? Not alerting Hecate about Macbeth.
What do the 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
Where does Macduff go after Banquo’s murder? England
Who is Duncan’s heir Malcolm
What does Macduff do when summoned by Macbeth in Act 3, Scene 6? Refuses to come
What are the witches doing at the beginning of Act 4 Stirring things in their cauldron.
What is the first apparition to appear to Macbeth when he meets with the witches? An armed head
What is the second apparition to appear to Macbeth when he meets with the witches? A bloody child
What is the third apparition to appear to Macbeth when he meets with the witches? A child holding a branch.
What does the first apparition warn Macbeth against? The Thane of Fife.
Who is with Lady Macduff in her castle when she hears her husband has fled? Her son
Who has NOT fled the country by Act 4, Scene 2? Ross
What does Ross say about Macduff after he has fled? He is noble and wise.
What does Macduff’s son compare himself to when he hears that his father has fled? A bird
What happens to Macduff’s family after he has fled the country? They are murdered.
What does Malcolm tell Macduff after they have both fled? He is filled with sadness.
What does Macduff tell Malcolm to do after they have both fled? Be strong and take up his sword.
Why does Malcolm lie to Macduff about being a lusty man? He is testing Macduff.
In Act 3, Scene 1, what does Macbeth lament that Banquo has taken from him? Macbeth laments that Banquo has taken his crown from him.
What plans does Macbeth hide from his wife in Act 3, Scene 2? Macbeth hides his plan of hiring three murderers to kill Banquo and his son.
What is peculiar about the appearance of the surprise visitor to Macbeth’s banquet in Act 3, Scene 4? The surprise visitor has his face covered with blood.
What does the child with the tree branch tell Macbeth when he visits the three witches? He tells Macbeth that only when Birnam Wood walk up the hill to battle him is when he will die.
In Act 4, Scene 2, why is Lady Macduff so frustrated with the flight of her husband? Lady Macduff is frustrated that her husband is a coward for fleeing without taking her and their children with him.
Who are speaking at the beginning of Act 5? A gentlewoman and a doctor.
What has been happening to Lady Macbeth since Banquo’s death? She has been sleepwalking.
What is Lady Macbeth trying to do while she is sleeping? Wash her hands
What is so surprising to Lady Macbeth about an old man in Act 5, Scene 1? How much blood he has.
What does a doctor say Lady Macbeth needs to heal? A priest
Who is not among the soldiers in Dunsinane? Donalbain
What do the soldiers in Dunsinane enter Act 5, Scene 2 with? A drum and colors.
What has caused Macbeth’s fiery rage while the soldiers are all in Dunsinane? His secret murders
How do the soldiers in Dunsinane plan to purge Macbeth of his anger? Righteous war
What is the one thing that will frighten Macbeth? Seeing the woods move to the castle.
How many soldiers are in Dunsinane in Act 5, Scene 3? 10,000 soldiers
What does Macbeth call his servant who tried to warn him of the enroaching army? A coward
What makes Macbeth feel invincible in Act 5? The prophecy of the witches.
Who is the leader of the army at Dunsinane? General Siward
What do the men in Dunsinane use as camouflage? Branches from trees in the woods.
Who suggests the form of camouflage that the army in Dunsinane uses? Malcolm
What is the army in Dunsinane trying to hide with their unique camouflage? Their numbers
How does Macbeth feel about what his army has done while the army in Dunsinane prepares for battle? He is angered
What is Macbeth’s title in the castle at Dunsinane? King
In Act 5, Scene 5, what does Macbeth think will happen to his enemies while he is in his castle? They will starve and suffer with ague.
What is the source of the shrill cry Macbeth hears as the army approaches his castle in Act 5, Scene 5? His wife is dead.
What does Macbeth fear his future will be after finding out the source of the shrill cry in Act 5, Scene 5? Dusty death
How does Macbeth hear that Birnam Wood is moving towards the castle? His sentry tells him.
How does Lady Macbeth die? Suicide
What does the army at Dunsinane do when they reach the castle? Pound their drums
What does Malcolm tell the army to do when they reach the castle at Dunsinane? Put down their branches.
Why is Macbeth afraid when the army reaches the castle when he has been so confident until then? The witches warnings are coming true.
Where did the army get the boughs they are holding? From Birnam Wood
What were the boughs held by the army used for? Camouflage
How does Macbeth feel about his first killing in the battle in Act 5, Scene 7? Confident
What does Macbeth say he will not do when he sees two angry and armed men approach him in the castle in Act 5, Scene 8? Fall on his sword.
Why is Macduff’s birth so important to the plot? Macbeth can not be killed by a man born naturally of a woman.
What does Macduff call Macbeth as they fight? A tyrant
What brings Siward comfort when he hears of his son’s death? He died nobly
Who is crowned king at the end of the play? Malcolm
What does Macbeth ask Seyton to help him with before the battle begins? To put his armor on him.
Who is the first person Macbeth kills in the battle against Malcolm? Macbeth first kills Siward’s son.
How was Macduff born? Macduff was born by seisection.

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