Macbeth Final Exam Review

How does Macbeth become Thane of Cawdor? King Duncan rewards him by giving him the title
Who is Hecate? The goddess of black magic/witchcraft.
How does Lady Macbeth convince Macbeth to commit murder? She questions his manhood.
Why does Macbeth want Banquo & Fleance dead? So that Banquo’s sons do not become kings.
Which country is Scotland at war with in Act I? Norway.
How are Duncan and Macbeth related? They are cousins.
Who does Macbeth see during the dinner party in Act III sc. iv? He sees Banquo’s ghost.
How does Lady Macbeth react to Banquo’s ghost? She tells the table to remain seated; Macbeth has suffered from this disease since he was a child.
Who is Macduff? Thane of Fife. Enemy to Macbeth.
Why is Hecate angry at the three witches? They did not involve her in their plans with Macbeth.
Why do Malcolm and Donalbain flee Scotland after King Duncan’s murder? They fear for their lives.
Who is Donalbain? The youngest son of King Duncan.
What does Lady Macbeth ask the spirits to do for her in Act I sc. v? She asks to be removed of her womanliness – she wants to be cruel and to feel no remorse for what she is about to do.
What is Macbeth’s tragic flaw? Greed for power.
Why does Macbeth tell the murderers of Banquo to keep the plan secret? Because Macbeth is King; he and Banquo have common friends and that would be unhappy is Banquo perished.
What does Lady Macbeth remind Macbeth of when he sees Banquo’s ghost? Of the dagger he saw while hallucinating before King Duncan’s murder.
How does Macbeth first feel about killing Duncan? He doesn’t want to – Duncan should trust him because they are kinsman (related) and he should protect his king.
Who tells Macduff of his family’s murder? Ross
What does the doctor see Lady Macbeth doing? Sleepwalking while talking about the murders; she is making motions like washing her hands constantly.
How has Lady Macbeth changed? She has been driven to insanity by her guilt.
Were the witches lying to Macbeth? No. The witches tricked him by telling him ambiguous (vague, unclear) truths.
Who is King when Macbeth is killed? Malcolm
What is figurative language? Descriptive – usually a metaphor or simile. A comparison between two unlike things. “Life is like a candle.”
Why has Macduff gone to find Malcolm? To bring him back to Scotland to fight Macbeth and reclaim the crown.
Who said: “…it is too full o’ the milk of human kindness?” Lady Macbeth when she discusses her husband’s kindness.
Who no longer “tastes fear?” Macbeth is no longer afraid because of all the terrible things he’s done in his life.
What to the three witches warn Macbeth of in Act IV sc. i? 1. Beware Macduff! 2. No man born of a woman can harm thee. 3. Macbeth shall not be defeated until the Great Birnam Wood come against him.
Why is Macduff the only one who can kill Macbeth? Macduff states: “Macduff was from his mother’s womb untimely ripped.” He was not born of a woman.
Why does Malcolm lie about his character faults? To see if Macduff is loyal to Malcolm and Scotland.
What three vices (faults) does Malcolm say he has that would make him a bad king? He is 1.) greedy, 2.) lustful for women, and 3.) he has no kingly virtues or characteristics.
Define: Avarice Greed
Define: Impediment Obstacle; Hindrance
Define: Peril Danger
Define: Desolate Baren; Uninhabited
Prowess Skill