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Macbeth Act I

Review questions for Macbeth Act I quiz

QuestionAnswer
Macbeth If chance wants him to be king "chance will crown" him
Lady Macbeth comes up with the plan to assassinate the king
Banquo will never be king, but will be the father of kings
Malcolm Duncan's eldest son
Macdonwald head was cut off and placed on a sword for all to see
Duncan King of Scotland
Thane of Cawdor executed for being a traitor
three witches "Hover through the fog and filthy air"
True or False: The witches plan to meet Macbeth on a hill before the war. False
True or False: Lady Macbeth has doubts about whether they should kill the king. False
True or False: The war was between Scotland and a traitor and then with Norway True
True or False: Lady Macbeth said "Take my milk for gall, you murd'ring ministers" True
True or False: Macbeth initially had doubts about the witches' prophecies True
What does "False face must hide what the false heart doth know" mean? You must hide your true feelings.
Lady Macbeth's plan is to blame the murder on: Duncan's guards
Why did the witches harm the fat lady's husband? The fat lady would not share her chestnuts.
How does Lady Macbeth react when Macbeth calls off the plan? She is furious.
Why is Banquo confused by the witches? He thinks they are women, but they have beards.
Who said this? "For brave Macbeth-well he deserves that name-/Disdaining Fortune, with his brandished steel,/Which smoked with bloody execution, Like valor's minion carved out his bloody passage/Till he faced the slave." Captain
Who said this? "My noble partner/You greet with present grace and great prediction/Of noble having and of royal hope,/That he seems rapt withal. To me you speak not." Banquo
Who said this? "O worthiest cousin,/The sin of my ingratitude even now/Was heavy on me." King Duncan
Who said this? "Come, you spirits/That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here,/And fill me from the crown to the topful/Of direst cruelty." Lady Macbeth
Who said this? "When the hurly-burly's done,/When the battle's lost and won." Witch
Who said this? "Two truths are told,/As happy prologues to the swelling act of the imperial throne." Macbeth
Who said this? "I have spoke/With one that saw him die, who did report/That very frankly he confessed his treasons,/Implored your highness's pardon and set forth/A deep repentance." Malcolm
chalice a cup or goblet
chastise to punish by beating; to criticize severely
compunctious deserving of shame; deeply wrong
dwindle to make or become gradually less until little remains
harbinger one that indicates or foreshadows what is to come; forerunner
implored 1)involved by logical necessity; entail; 2) appealed to; beseeched
ingratitude lack of gratitude; ungratefulness
interim a period between two events
mettle strength of character; determination
minion submissive follower or dependant
plight difficult or adverse situation
prophetic of, or a characteristic of, a prophet or prophecy
surmise 1) to infer with little evidence; guess; 2) an idea or opinion based on little evidence; conjecture
trifles things of little importance or value; small amounts
withered dried up or shriveled, as if from a loss of moisture
Who said this? "This castle hath a pleasant seat. The air/Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself/Unto our gentle senses." King Duncan
Who said this? "Stars hide your fires!/Let not light see my black and deep desires./The eye wink at the hand; yet let that be,/Which the eye fears, when it is done, to see." Macbeth
Who said this? "What bloody man is that? He can report, /As seemeth by his plight, of the revolt/The newest state." King Duncan
Who said this? "Say from whence/You owe this strange intelligence, or why/Upon this blasted heath you stop our way/With such prophetic greeting." Macbeth
Created by: fmhobson