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English Macbeth Act I and II Test
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What is the literary term for "Fair is foul, foul is far, Hover through the fog and filthy air"
some things that may be good may not be
nothing is what it seems
Fair is foul, foul is fair means...
Setting of scene 2
setting of scene 1
what is a heath?
what is forres?
Who killed Macdonwald?
goddess of war
Who is bellona's bridegroom?
Macbeth's aside - "How will I become king? Do I have to ____ ____?
Banquo tells Macbeth not to take what the witches said to ____.
Fortells of tragic events in Macbeth's life. Dark.
What is the point of the first scene literally and in reference to the whole play?
O Valiant cousin, worthy gentleman
What does Duncan call Macbeth when he hears Macbeth has defeated Macdonwald?
Thane of Cawdor
Who is sentenced to death?
He will become Thane of Cawdor
What do the witches predict in Liii for Macbeth?
He will father kings.
What do the witches predict in Liii for Banquo?
It is the correct prediction, but something is up.
Banquo, like Macbeth, is surprised that the witches have predicted Macbeth's new title. He is, however, leery. What does he say about the motives of the "instruments of darkness"?
Duncan believes Cawdor was betrayed and he was a trustworthy gentleman.
Malcolm describes Cawdor's last moments before execution. What is Duncan's reply?
He plans to kill prince and wishes for nobody to find out.
Macbeth says, "Stars , hide your fires, Let not light see my black and deep desires." What are Macbeth's desires.
She thinks Macbeth is a coward and will not do what he needs to do to become king but she will help anyway.
After Lady Macbeth reads the letter, what does she tell us is her opinion of Macbeth and how does she plan to help him?
It won't fail and Macbeth will do his job.
What is lady Macbeth's prayer to the spirits after she learns Duncan is coming?
Put on a facade, don't let anyone see your deep dark desires
What advice does Lady Macbeth give Macbeth when he arrives home?
Since Duncan has done so much, he has honored him and is a Good King.
What are Macbeth's arguments to himself against killing Duncan?
She would have killed her own baby to carry forth her promise.
What arguments does Lady Macbeth use to convince Macbeth to commit the murder?
Drug the king grooms (guards) and Macbeth will kill Duncan.
What is Lady Macbeth's plan?
He hasn't been thinking about the witches. (When he is planning to kill him)
What is Macbeth's lie to Banquo about the witches' predictions?
What is the signal Lady Macbeth is to give Macbeth to let him know that she has taken care of the guards (grooms)?
He looks like her father.
What excuse does Lady Macbeth give for not killing Duncan herself?
Forget about saying Amen.
After Macbeth kills Duncan, he goes to Lady Macbeth and is concerned about not being able to say "Amen". What advice is her to him?
Go wash the filthy deed off your hands
Then, Macbeth is worried about hearing a voice saying, "Macbeth does murder sleep." What does Lady Macbeth then tell him to do?
He won't go back there.
Why won't Macbeth take the daggers back to the scene of the crime?
Macduff and Lennox
Who was knocking?
Urine, Sleeping, "Nose painting"
What 3 things does drinking provoke?
What is nose painting?
Crazy night, disruptive, strange birds flying. Macbeth says it was a long night.
How does Lennox describe the night, and what is Macbeth's response?
What did Macduff discover?
She murdered him.
Macduff says, "O Gentle lady, 'Tis not for you to hear what I can speak. The repetition in a woman's ear, Would murder as it fell." What is ironic about this?
Says he's trying to avenge King's death. Real reason - if they wake up they will tell.
What excuse or explanation did Macbeth give for killing the guards (grooms)? What is his real reason>
They fear for their lives.
Why do Malcolm and Donalbain leave?
Calls them cowards, says they're too weak
Why does Ross not believe Malcolm and Donalbain were responsible for Duncan's murder?
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