Macbeth Test Study Guide Test

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The Three Witches. They say this in the beginning of the play. It sets the tone for the rest of the play by establishing a sense of confusion. Indeed, the play is filled with situations where evil is depicted as good, while good is rendered evil.
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\"Fair is foul, and foul is fair.\"
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The Three Witches. This line from the witches shows their intent: they seek only trouble for the mortals around them.
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\"Double, double toil and trouble\"
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Lady Macbeth. At this point in the play she and Macbeth have reversed roles. She is now the one that is going crazy from her intense regret. This is also ironic because earlier in the play she said that a little water would cleanse her of the deed.
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\"Out, damned spot! Out, I say!—One, two. Why, then, 'tis time to do 't. Hell is murky!—Fie, my lord, fie! A soldier, and afeard? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account?—Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him.\"
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Duncan. When Duncan says this it shows how poor of a judge of character he is.
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\"There's no art To find the mind's construction in the face.\"
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Duncan. He is talking to Macbeth how the Witches will tell small truths in order to deceive people.
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\"And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths.\"
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Macbeth. He says this just before he kills Duncan. It shows how he is starting to go insane because of what he needed to do to become king.
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\"Is this a dagger I see before me, The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible To feeling as to sight, or art thou but A dagger of the mind, a false creation, Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?\"
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Imagination of Macbeth. This shows the deterioration of Macbeth's mental health. It shows how he will not be able to sleep because of what he has done.
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\"Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep!\"
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Lady Macbeth. This is the scene in which she receives Macbeth's letter and prepares herself to do what she needs to do to help Macbeth become king.
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\"Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here.\"
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Macbeth. He says that nothing will be able to cleanse him of his guilt.
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\"Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red\"
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Macbeth. He knows that he has no concrete reason to kill Duncan, only his ambition, which wins him over.
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\"I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself, and falls on the other.\"
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Thane of Glamis Thane of Cawdor King Hereafter
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What do the Three Weird Sisters prophecy for Macbeth at the beginning of the play?
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That he will not be a king, but that his children will be.
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How do the Weird Sisters prophecy for Banquo?
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His oldest son, Malcolm.
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Who does Duncan name prince of Comberland?
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The bodyguards
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Who will the Macbeths frame as Duncan's murderer?
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A bloody daggar
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What does Macbeth think he sees floating in front of him as he goes to kill Duncan?
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\"Amen\"
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What can't Macbeth say when he hears the bodyguards praying?
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Macduff
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Who discovers Duncan's body?
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Malcolm - England Donalbain - Ireland
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Where do Malcolm and Donalbain flee too?
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Duncan
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Who is proclaimed king after Duncan is murdered?
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Banquo's ghost
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What vision does Macbeth see at the table?
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An armed head saying to beware Macduff.
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What is the first apparition and what does it tell Macbeth?
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A bloody child that says not to fear any man born of woman.
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What is the second apparition and what does it tell Macbeth?
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A child wearing a crown and holding a tree that says not to fear until Birnam Wood moves to Dunsinane Hill.
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What is the third apparition and what does it tell Macbeth?
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He wants the witches to give Macbeth some visions which will give him false impressions, false hopes for his personal safety and the safety of his rule, so he will continue on his path of destruction.
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What does Hecate want the witches to do?
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She is sleepwalking and talking about the murders.
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What do the doctor and gentlewoman see Lady Macbeth doing?
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Macduff is not loyal to Macbeth, and Macbeth is angry. It is also lure him back to Scotland.
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Why does Macbeth have Macduff's family and servants killed?
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He knows they suspect him of foul play, and he is furious that he has done all of the work of becoming king, and Banquo's descendants will benefit from it.
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Why does Macbeth want Banquo and Fleance dead?
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He can't bear to look at Duncan again.
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Why won't Macbeth take the daggers back to the scene of the crime?
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She will ring a bell.
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What is the signal Lady Macbeth is to give Macbeth to let him know that she has taken care of the guards?
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She wants to be filled with cruelty, given a hard heart and the thick blood necessary to do what has to be done in order to make Macbeth king.
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What is Lady Macbeth's \"prayer\" to the spirits after she learns Duncan is coming\"?
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Honor, Bravery and Loyalty
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What traits in a man does Duncan value?
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He has ambition but not the mentality of a killer
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Why does Lady Macbeth think Macbeth has little chance of becoming king?
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Common sense; Macbeth's last hope of being reasoned out of killing Duncan.
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What might Banquo represent?
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He will be forever tormented by his conscience
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What does it mean when Macbeth says he will sleep no more?
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Macduff because he didn't show up
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What is Macbeth's new threat after the banquet?
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catastrophe
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What is the unraveling of tragic hero?
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soliloqui
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What is a long speech in which a character who is alone on stage expresses private thoughts or feelings?
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tragic hero
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What is a literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy?
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A five act play in which many of the main characters die by the end; centers on a tragic hero who begins the story as a respected, basically good person but succumbs to evil and therefore his/her doom (usually involving misery and an untimely death).
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What is a Shakespearian Tragedy?
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monologue
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What is a dramatic speech by a single actor?
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tradgedy
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Where a story ends with a negative or unfortunate outcome which was essentially avoidable, usually caused by a flaw in the central character's personality.
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foil
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What is a character whose personality and attitude contrast sharply with those of another?
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The Three Witches. They say this in the beginning of the play. It sets the tone for the rest of the play by establishing a sense of confusion. Indeed, the play is filled with situations where evil is depicted as good, while good is rendered evil.
answer
\"Fair is foul, and foul is fair.\"
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The Three Witches. This line from the witches shows their intent: they seek only trouble for the mortals around them.
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\"Double, double toil and trouble\"
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Lady Macbeth. At this point in the play she and Macbeth have reversed roles. She is now the one that is going crazy from her intense regret. This is also ironic because earlier in the play she said that a little water would cleanse her of the deed.
answer
\"Out, damned spot! Out, I say!—One, two. Why, then, 'tis time to do 't. Hell is murky!—Fie, my lord, fie! A soldier, and afeard? What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account?—Yet who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him.\"
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Duncan. When Duncan says this it shows how poor of a judge of character he is.
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\"There's no art To find the mind's construction in the face.\"
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Duncan. He is talking to Macbeth how the Witches will tell small truths in order to deceive people.
answer
\"And oftentimes, to win us to our harm, The instruments of darkness tell us truths.\"
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Macbeth. He says this just before he kills Duncan. It shows how he is starting to go insane because of what he needed to do to become king.
answer
\"Is this a dagger I see before me, The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible To feeling as to sight, or art thou but A dagger of the mind, a false creation, Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?\"
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Imagination of Macbeth. This shows the deterioration of Macbeth's mental health. It shows how he will not be able to sleep because of what he has done.
answer
\"Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep!\"
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Lady Macbeth. This is the scene in which she receives Macbeth's letter and prepares herself to do what she needs to do to help Macbeth become king.
answer
\"Come, you spirits That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here.\"
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Macbeth. He says that nothing will be able to cleanse him of his guilt.
answer
\"Will all great Neptune's ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red\"
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Macbeth. He knows that he has no concrete reason to kill Duncan, only his ambition, which wins him over.
answer
\"I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself, and falls on the other.\"
question
Thane of Glamis Thane of Cawdor King Hereafter
answer
What do the Three Weird Sisters prophecy for Macbeth at the beginning of the play?
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That he will not be a king, but that his children will be.
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How do the Weird Sisters prophecy for Banquo?
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His oldest son, Malcolm.
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Who does Duncan name prince of Comberland?
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The bodyguards
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Who will the Macbeths frame as Duncan's murderer?
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A bloody daggar
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What does Macbeth think he sees floating in front of him as he goes to kill Duncan?
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\"Amen\"
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What can't Macbeth say when he hears the bodyguards praying?
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Macduff
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Who discovers Duncan's body?
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Malcolm - England Donalbain - Ireland
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Where do Malcolm and Donalbain flee too?
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Duncan
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Who is proclaimed king after Duncan is murdered?
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Banquo's ghost
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What vision does Macbeth see at the table?
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An armed head saying to beware Macduff.
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What is the first apparition and what does it tell Macbeth?
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A bloody child that says not to fear any man born of woman.
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What is the second apparition and what does it tell Macbeth?
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A child wearing a crown and holding a tree that says not to fear until Birnam Wood moves to Dunsinane Hill.
answer
What is the third apparition and what does it tell Macbeth?
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He wants the witches to give Macbeth some visions which will give him false impressions, false hopes for his personal safety and the safety of his rule, so he will continue on his path of destruction.
answer
What does Hecate want the witches to do?
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She is sleepwalking and talking about the murders.
answer
What do the doctor and gentlewoman see Lady Macbeth doing?
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Macduff is not loyal to Macbeth, and Macbeth is angry. It is also lure him back to Scotland.
answer
Why does Macbeth have Macduff's family and servants killed?
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He knows they suspect him of foul play, and he is furious that he has done all of the work of becoming king, and Banquo's descendants will benefit from it.
answer
Why does Macbeth want Banquo and Fleance dead?
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He can't bear to look at Duncan again.
answer
Why won't Macbeth take the daggers back to the scene of the crime?
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She will ring a bell.
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What is the signal Lady Macbeth is to give Macbeth to let him know that she has taken care of the guards?
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She wants to be filled with cruelty, given a hard heart and the thick blood necessary to do what has to be done in order to make Macbeth king.
answer
What is Lady Macbeth's \"prayer\" to the spirits after she learns Duncan is coming\"?
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Honor, Bravery and Loyalty
answer
What traits in a man does Duncan value?
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He has ambition but not the mentality of a killer
answer
Why does Lady Macbeth think Macbeth has little chance of becoming king?
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Common sense; Macbeth's last hope of being reasoned out of killing Duncan.
answer
What might Banquo represent?
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He will be forever tormented by his conscience
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What does it mean when Macbeth says he will sleep no more?
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Macduff because he didn't show up
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What is Macbeth's new threat after the banquet?
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catastrophe
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What is the unraveling of tragic hero?
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soliloqui
answer
What is a long speech in which a character who is alone on stage expresses private thoughts or feelings?
question
tragic hero
answer
What is a literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy?
question
A five act play in which many of the main characters die by the end; centers on a tragic hero who begins the story as a respected, basically good person but succumbs to evil and therefore his/her doom (usually involving misery and an untimely death).
answer
What is a Shakespearian Tragedy?
question
monologue
answer
What is a dramatic speech by a single actor?
question
tradgedy
answer
Where a story ends with a negative or unfortunate outcome which was essentially avoidable, usually caused by a flaw in the central character's personality.
question
foil
answer
What is a character whose personality and attitude contrast sharply with those of another?