Macbeth Quizzes

Scotland Macbeth takes place in what country?
battle When we first hear about Macbeth, we are told he has been successful at what?
Banquo Who was told that he would be “not so happy, yet much happier” and less than Macbeth, yet greater?
Cawdor In Act I, who betrayed Duncan?
after talking to Lady Macbeth When do Macbeth first consider killing Duncan?
murder The first time we meet Lady Macbeth, she is planning what?
evil, trusted Banquo tells Macbeth that the witches are ____ and not to be _____
partner Macbeth considers Lady Macbeth his ______
ruin/harm Banquo warns Macbeth that the witches may have told him a little truth in order to lead him to _____
remorse Lady Macbeth believes she can kill Duncan without _____
beloved What kind of king is Duncan?
you will not become king, but your decedents will become king What does “tho shalt get kings, though thou be none” mean?
Thane of Glamis What is Macbeth’s title when the play begins?
kill Duncan In Act I, scene vii, Macbeth tells Lady Macbeth that he won’t …?
call Macbeth’s manhood into question What is Lady Macbeth’s strategy to get Macbeth to do what she wants?
kin and host Macbeth and Duncan are held together by what bonds?
Sinel What is the name of Macbeth’s father?
Duncan reminded her of her sleeping father Why did Lady Macbeth not kill Duncan herself?
if Macbeth cannot say amen then he cannot participate in God’s community Why is Macbeth concerned that he cannot say ”amen’?
sleep Macbeth says that he heard a voice say “Macbeth has murdered ____” ?
Macbeth cannot bear to look at Duncan again Why won’t Macbeth take the daggers back to the scene of the crime?
a red nose, sleep, urine What three things does wine provoke?
Duncan’s body In Act II, what did Macbeth discover?
Macbeth did it out of pain and rage, but he actually wanted to be rid of any possible witnesses What excuses did Macbeth give for killing the guards? What was his real reason?
Macduff doesn’t know about Lady Macbeth’s part in the murder Macduff says, “Oh gentle lady ……..” What is ironic about this?
they are afraid the murderer will be after them too Why do Malcolm and Donalbain leave Scotland?
it was against their personal natures and against nature as the ruling force in the universe Why does Ross not believe Malcolm and Donalbain were responsible for Duncan’s murder?
queen of witches Who is Hecate?
regret At the end of Act II, scene ii, how does Macbeth feel about the murder of Duncan?
Macbeth is king At the end of Act II what has happened to Macbeth?
he is furious that he has done the work to become king, and Banquo’s descendants will benefit Why does Macbeth want Banquo and Fleance dead?
he gets two murderers to wait along the road and ambush them (Banquo dies and Fleance lives) What is Macbeth’s plan for killing Banquo and Fleance? Does it work?
Banquo’s ghost Who did Macbeth see at the banquet table?
Lady Macbeth tells the guests that Macbeth often has fits. When he really gets out of hand she sends the guests home How does Lady Macbeth cover for Macbeth at the banquet?
Macduff Who else is missing from the banquet besides Banquo?
see the witches after the banquet Macbeth told Lady Macbeth that tomorrow he would do what?
Macbeth is committed to his course of action whatever he has to do Macbeth says “I am in blood …….” What does he mean?
give Macbeth some visions to give him false hopes for his safety so he will continue on his path of destruction What does Hecate want the witches to do?
the Banquo has kept them downtrodden their entire lives What did Macbeth tell the murderers to convince them to want to kill Banquo?
Macbeth could order Banquo’s execution , but it would make Banquo’s friends uneasy and Macbeth needs their support Why does Macbeth say he needs assassins at all?
Fleance When Macbeth orders the assassins to kill Banquo, who is the real target?
call Macbeth’s manhood into question When Macbeth breaks down at the banquet, Lady Macbeth’s strategy to calm down her husband is?
Macbeth bribes one of Macduff’s servants to keep Macbeth informed of what goes on in Macduff’s house What does Macbeth mean when he says ” I keep a servant fee’d” at Macduff’s castle?
she is angry How does Hacate feel about what the witches did to Macbeth?
to raise an army against Macbeth Why is Macduff in England?
Macbeth should beware of Macduff In Act IV, what does the first apparition show?
he would not be harmed by anyone “of woman born” In Act IV, what does the second apparition show?
he would not be vanquished until Birnam Wood move to Dunsinane Hill In Act IV, what does the third apparition show?
fear and despair are common In Act IV, scene iii, what does “where sighs and groans and shrieks that rend the air are made not mark’d” tell you about the situation in Scotland?
kill Macduff’s family At the end of Act IV, scene i, what plan does Macbeth order Lennox to put into motion?
go to war against Macbeth At the end of Act IV, what has Malcolm decided to do?
lechery and avarice What vices does Malcolm say he possesses that make him unfit for the throne?
the king can heal sickness Malcolm ascribes what powers to the king of England?
guilt during her sleepwalking scene, Lady Macbeth seems most consumed by feelings of…
faith in the witches’ prophecies Macbeth does not fear death at the hands of rebels because he has …
he, himself, kills Macbeth Macduff claims that he will be haunted by his family’s ghosts until….
brave Siward’s concern about his son’s death has mainly to with whether that death was …
there is no witness to confirm the truth of the gentlewoman’s words The gentlewoman in Act V, scene i refuses to repeat Lady Macbeth’s sleep-talk to the doctor because…
deceived him with ambiguous messages As Macbeth fights Macduff, Macbeth finally realizes that the witches and apparitions…
Malcolm order the branches from Birnam Wood cut down to camouflage his army’s advance up the hill How does Birnam Wood move to Dunsinane?
Macbeth’s soldiers do what they do because they are afraid of Macbeth What does Angus mean when he says “those Macbeth commands move only in command , nothing in love”
she killed herself What happened to Lady Macbeth?
Macduff was from his mother’s womb untimely ripped How is the second apparition’s warning fulfilled?