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Brit Lit exam: Macbeth

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What theme is suggested when the witches say "Fair is foul and foul is fair"?
appearances can be deceiving
What scene in act 1 foreshadows Macbeth's ambitions and rise in station?
scene 3, when the witches hail him as the thane of Cawdor
What title does Macbeth hold when the play opens?
Thane of Glamis
What do the witches prophecy for Banquo
that his sons will be kings
Who is named prince of Cumberland
Malcolm
What is Macbeth's tragic flaw in Act 1?
ruthless ambition
who frames the two servants for the king's murder?
Lady macbeth
Why does Malcolm and Donalbain flee to England and Ireland at the end of Act II?
they already distrust Macbeth and fear for their lives
What excuse does lady macbeth give for not killing Duncan herself?
Duncan looks like her father
What does Lady Macbeth advise Macbeth to do to maker himself feel better?
wash his hands
who discovers Duncan's dead body?
Macduff
What excuse does Macbeth give for killing the guards?
he did it out of pain and rage
Why does Macbeth want Banquo and Fleance dead?
they are suspicious of him and they are a threat to his reign as king
About whom is Macbeth speaking when he sAys "the worm thats fled Hath nature that in time will venom breed, no teeth for the present"?
Fleance
What goes awry with Macbeth's plan to murder Banquo and Fleance?
Fleance escapes
What happens at the banquet?
Mabeth sees a bloody vision of Banqou
who besides Duncan is missing from the banquet table
Macduff
What character says "I am in blood stepped in so far that should I wade no more, returning were asw tedious as go o'er"?
Macbeth
At the end of Act III who does Macbeth plan to consult?
the Weird Sisters
Macbeth contains which of the following Biblical allusions?
Pontius Pilot washing his hands
Who built the first permanent theatre in London?
James Burbage
Could the globe accomodate 2000 people?
yes
T/F in Shakespeare's day, female roles were played by men
True
T/F the original Globe Theatre still stands today
False
T/F a flag flying above the Globe meant there would be a play that day
True
the place where Scottish kings were crowned?
Scone
the use of part of something to stand for the whole
Synecdoche
use of clues to hint at what is to come
foreshadowing
a literary work depicting serious events in which the main character who is often high-ranking and dignified, comes to an unhappy ending
tragedy
an actor alone on stage speaking private thoughts
soliloquy
an apparent contradiction that is somehow true
paradox
a strange figure like a ghost that appears suddenly
apparition
a concise statement expressing a principle or truth
aphorism
When the audience knows something important that the characters do not know
dramatic irony
a remark spoken in an undertone, audience can hear but other characters cannot
aside
The history of western theater is traditionaly said to have began with the temply theaters of
_______ in the country of ________
Dionysus, Greece
After the fall of the Roman Empire, drama was virtually lost for about ____ years
1000
What is true of the real macbeth?
macbeth and duncan were cousins
he was killed in battle
he was generous to the church
what did Shakespeare use as a source while writing the play?
Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland
Shakespeare is said to have written Macbeth for who?
King James I
How does Shakespeare establish the mood in scene 1?
thunder lightning witches around cauldron
why does Duncan promote Macbeth?
he killed a traitor of Scotland
T/F the English church was responsible for reviving theatre after the fall of the Roman Empire
true
After the third apparition Macbeth feels what?
confident and safe
Malcolm says "and none serve with him but constrained things whose hearts are absent too" what does that mean?
Macbeth's armies are there in body only not in sprit and there should not be any serious opposition