Macbeth Unit 1 Quiz: Historical Background, Act I, and 2 Review

witches Three of these appear in Act 1, Scene I of “Macbeth” and set a dark tone for the rest of the play
Duncan In “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” what was the name of the king of Scotland who is murdered by Macbeth?
Malcolm In “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” what was the name of the king’s eldest son?
Thane of Cawdor traitor whose title Macbeth receives
Banquo This friend of Macbeth receives the prophecy that he himself will not be a king, his sons will be kings.
Lady Macbeth Who persuades Macbeth that the king must be killed?
man Lady Macbeth says that Macbeth is not a __ if he is afraid to kill the king.
Scotland The “Tragedy of Macbeth” is set here.
James I The monarch who replaced Elizabeth in 1603.
Sweno Viking king of Norway who is defeated by Macbeth in Act 1, Scene 2.
tragedy A literary work dealing with serious themes, in which the central character meets destruction, because of some personal flaw.
protagonist The central character or hero of a tragedy is also called the _____________________________
soliloquy Speech given by one character alone on stage, revealing his/her intimate thoughts.
antagonist The character who initiates conflict and is an enemy of the hero is called the ___________________.
Donalbain In “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” what was the name of the king’s youngest son?
Divine Right The theory of government that kings were anointed by God to rule their people.
Elizabeth I Long-ruling monarch of England who died in 1603 without an heir.
thane Scottish word for “lord’ or noble.
Glamis As “The Tragedy of Macbeth” opens, Macbeth is already thane of ____________________________.
bodyguards In Act 2, who is framed for the murder of the king?
MacDuff This thane will discover the body of the dead king and will grow increasingly suspicious of Macbeth.
MacDonwald In Act 1, Scene 2 we hear that Macbeth has “unseamed” this traitor “from the nave to the chops.”
sleep After killing Duncan, Macbeth remarks that he heard a voice telling him that he has also murdered ____________________
hubris Greek term used to describe a dangerous pride that will destroy people.
William Shakespeare The author of “The Tragedy of Macbeth.”

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