Macbeth Jeopardy

What country was Duncan king of? Scotland
Why did Macbeth not kill Banquo himself? they had mutual friends he needed to stay on good terms with
‘If good, why do I yield to that suggestion / whose horrid image doth unfix my hair…” Macbeth to himself
What country was Duncan fighting a war with? Norway
What three literary devices apply to “fair is fowl and fowl is fair”? Alliteration, Chiasmus, Paradox
Who was the first to discover the body of the deceased king? Macduff
Why were the murderers so willing to kill Banquo? Macbeth told them that Banquo was the reason for their poverty, and Macbeth paid them well.
Where did Donalbaine flee? Ireland
Macbeth takes over the plot to reign that his wife once prodded him to do when he fails to include her in what plot? killing Banquo
What was Macbeth’s original title? Thane of Glamis
Who accuses whom of paying “most foully for it” and what does “it” refer to? Banquo insinuates that Macbeth has come to “it”, or the crown, by nefarious means (murder of the king).
What signs of nature reflected a world out of order? the falcon was eaten by the owl, the horses were eating each other, looked like night during daytime
“What can the devil speak true?” Banquo to Macbeth (and Ross) (after him becoming thane, like the withes (devil) prophecy (speak) came true)
What does the bloody child (apparition) represent? Macduff torn from his mother’s womb.
What was the name of Macbeth’s castle? Inverness
What characters suspect that Macbeth murdered Duncan? Malcolm, Banquo, Macduff
What do Banquo and Macbeth have in common soon after the witch’s predictions? They both have trouble sleeping due to nightmares.
“Naught’s had, all’s spent, /where out desire is got without content…” Lady Macbeth to herself
What is ironic about the title Macbeth acquired? The Thane of Cawdor was killed for committing treason which is what eventually happens to Macbeth
Who had an early morning appointment to see Duncan the day he was found dead? Macduff and Lennox
“That which should accompany old age, /as honor, love, obedience, troops of friends, /I must not look to have,” Macbeth to himself
“O Scotland Scotland! Fit to govern. No, not to live,” Macduff to Malcolm
Macbeth talks about his barren scepter, what does that represent? he can’t have kids
What were the three apparitions? 1. the Armed Head (helmet) 2. the Bloody Child, 3. the Child Crowned, with a tree in his hand
What did the Armed Head prophesize? Beware Macduff! Beware the Thane of Fife!
What did the Bloody Child prophesize? no one born of woman can harm Macbeth
What did the Child Crowned prophesize? Macbeth won’t be defeated until Birnam Wood travels to Dunsinane Hill
What was Macbeth’s mistake when he killed Duncan? Macbeth brought the daggers back to the room instead of planting them on the guards
Iambic Pentameter a pattern of rythm that has five unstressed syllables, each followed by a stressed syllable
Repetition the use of words and phrases more than once to emphasize ideas
Parallelism the repetition of gramatical structures to express ideas that are related or of equal importance
Blank Verse unrhymed lines if iambic pentameter
Soliloquy a speech given by a character alone on stage, used to reveal his or her private thoughts or feelings
anon soon
durst dared
ere before
fly flee, run away
hark listen
hie hurry
issue child, offspring
naught nothing
nigh near
perchance maybe
prithee please
thence there
thine your, yours
thither there
twixt between
whence where
wherefore why
whither where
withal also
Rhetorical Questions the use of questions that require no answer to make the speaker’s rightness seem self evident
Tragedy drama in which a series of actions leads to the downfall of the main character
Tragic Hero the main character of a tragedy
Tragic Flaw an error in judgement or a character defect that ultimately leads to his or her downfall
Dramatic Irony when the audience knows something that a character doesn’t
Aside a character’s remark, either to the audience or to another character, that no one else on stage is supposed to hear