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Macbeth Act II

Review questions for Macbeth Act II quiz

QuestionAnswer
Who is Banquo's son? Fleance
What is Duncan's gift to Lady Macbeth? diamond ring
Macbeth tells what lie to Banquo? Macbeth doesn't think about what the witches said.
Who planted the bloody daggers on the guards? Lady Macbeth
Who kills Duncan? Macbeth
Macbeth sees a vision of ________________ and sees it as a sign to kill Duncan. a bloody dagger leading him
Who drugged the guards? Lady Macbeth
Who was having nightmares about the witches? Banquo
After killing Duncan and planting the daggers on the guards, what must Macbeth and Lady Macbeth do? Go to their chamber and wait for Duncan to be found
What is revealed by the following line? "Wake Duncan with thy knocking! I would thou couldst." Macbeth regrets what he has done in killing Duncan.
Who says this: "A little water clears us of this deed, how easy it is then!" Lady Macbeth
What prevented Lady Macbeth from murdering Duncan? He looked like her father.
Near the end of Act II, Scene 1 a bell tolls. What does this signal? It is the time to kill King Duncan.
What upsets Macbeth the most after he has killed Duncan? the blood everywhere and on his hands
What spooked Macbeth when he was in the kings chamber? The guards woke from their sleep; one laughed and one cried out, "Murder!"
Who found the king dead? Macduff
Who said "But this place is too cold for hell." Porter
What purpose does Shakespeare serve by including the scene of Porter lamenting the revelry and drinking of the evening before as he responds to the insistent knocking at the door? The scene provides comic relief after the intense and dark events of the king's murder and Macbeth's desperate behavior.
Who said this? "Give me the daggers. The sleeping and the dead are but pictures." Lady Macbeth
Who observes the "daggers in men's smiles" and flees to Ireland to avoid a similar fate as his father? Donalbain
Who flees to England, creating suspicion that he may have had a role in Duncan's death? Malcolm
Who comes to wake the king? Macduff, accompanied by Lennox
Who saw the king's horses eat each other? Ross
What strange events were observed in nature that indicated unnatural things were happening? an owl killed a falcon; it was dark during the day, horses were eating each other; horses broke out and, refusing to obey, attacked people
Macbeth see what as a sign that an ill fate lies ahead for him? That he was unable to say "Amen" when the guard called out "God bless us."
Who said this? "By th' clock 'tis day,/And yet dark night strangles the travelling lamp." Ross
Who said this? "He did command me to call timely on him; / I have almost slipped the hour." Macduff
Who said this? "Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell/That summons thee to heaven, or to hell." Macbeth
Who said this? "O come in, equivocator, Knock, knock, knock." Porter
Who said this? "The obscure bird / And let us not be dainty of leave-taking / But shift away." Malcolm
allegiance loyalty to a ruler or country
augment to add something in order to make it larger or more substantial
carousing drinking and becoming noisy
clamored shouted and demanded noisily
dire a severe, serious, or desperate situation or circumstance
gild to cover with a substance, usually gold or gold-like
lamentings expressions of grief or sorrow
malice intention or desire to cause great harm to someone
palpable able to be felt, touched
parley to talk or negotiate; speak with
predominance appearing as most important, powerful; strongest or most common in number or amount
provoke to stir emotion in someone; arouse
quenched satisfied thirst or desire
scruples moral or ethical considerations
summons calling for service or action
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