Macbeth Test Review

August 31, 2022 by Essay Writer

man not born of woman

has more need for a priest than a doctor
Lady Macbeth

secret, black, and midnight hag
The Witches

Thane of Glamis and Thane of Cawdor

to be father of kings though not a king

compared to a young snake who will someday produce poison

left alone with children and no protection
Lady Macduff

Duncan’s son who flees to England

Duncan’s son who flees to Ireland

the Witches’ superior

Is Banquo interested in the witches’ prophecies?

father of kings
The witches predict that Banquo will be…

Whom does King Duncn name as his successor to the throne?

Lady Macbeth
Who encourages Macbeth to kill Duncan?

Lady Macbeth accuses Macbeth of being a ___when he hesitates about murdering Duncan

Malcolm and Donalbain
Who is accused of killing Duncan?

Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
Who is responsible for Duncan’s murder?

Will Banquo’s sons reign in his kingdom?
What is one concern that Macbeth has that he asks the witches about on his second visit to them?

have prophesied his success
Macbeth thinks that the Witches…

one of Macbeth’s spies
Malcolm thinks that Macduff is

She takes her own life
What happens to Lady Macbeth?

join forces with Malcolm’s army
Deserters from Macbeth’s castle.


Who kills Macbeth?

What ruins Lady Macbeth’s enjoyment of success?

executed by Duncan
The former Thane of Cawdor is

doing anything to become king
Lady Macbeth thinks Macbeth should prove himself a man by

comic relief
The Porter in the play provides

fear for their lives
Duncan’s sons flee because they…

Banquo and Fleance
Macbeth hires murderers to kill

During the banquet, Macbeth’s chair is occupied by the ghost of …

beware of Macduff, will not be defeated until Birman Wood come to Dunsinane, no man born of woman can kill him
The Weird Sisters predict___on Macbeth’s second time to see them using apparitions

turn grief into anger and seek revenge
Malcolm encourages Macduff to..

she sleep walks.
Lady Macbeth confesses her crimes when…

accepts his fate.

desperate bravery
Macbeth meets death with…(what condition)

Malcolm takes the throne
Order is restored to Scotland when

Refuge for Malcolm

Birnam Woods
Comes to Dunsinane Hill

Macbeth’s original estate

At war with Scotland

Site of Duncan’s murder

castle where Lady Macbeth dies; Macbeth’s castle

Lady Macduff
Thane of Fife’s wife

warns Fleance to escape

Lady Macbeth
plan’s Duncan’s murder

names his son heir to the throne

traitor who led a failed rebellion

A faulty or corrupt society
The witches and the traitors

A man neither completely good nor evil, capable of greatness but does not attain because of his tragic flaw
What is a tragic hero?

Blood, borrowed robes, water, sleep, night
What are motifs?

Holinshed’s Chronicles
The source of the play

The witches and Banquo
Shakespeare includes these to appeal to King James I

Written by King James to detect witches

Banquo, Young Siward
Foils for Macbeth

When the play was first performed

When is the climax?

Young Siward, Banquo, McDonwald, Lady MacDuff and son
Killed by Macbeth

Thane of Cawdor
2nd most important title in Scotland; given to Macbeth

11th century Scotland
setting of play

The porter speaks in

Verse form of the play
Blank verse

The witches speak in this

faulty or corrupt society or at least some characters more corrupt than the tragic hero
1 element of tragedy (the witches; the civil war)

tragic flaw

restoration of order
Malcolm does this by welcoming exiles and making thanes earls and becoming king

tragic mistake
killing Duncan

candle, poor player, tale told by an idiot
metaphors Macbeth uses for the meaning of life

Banquo’s descendants do not become king
Prophecy that does not come true in the play

Born C-section

Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy

Norway and Scotland
Two countries at war at the onset of play

Motif symbolizing guilt

Motif symbolizing evil

Banquo, Macduff, Young Siward
Foils to Macbeth

Act I, scene i
Establishes an ominous atmosphere

Foreshadow events

Kings’ Men
Acting troupe under King James

Thane of Cawdor
Second most important title in Scotland

Upset about Macduff going to England
Lady Macduff

Climax of play–Banquo escapes

Sees Banquo’s ghost
Reason for Macbeth’s odd behavior at banquet

Dramatic irony
Duncan’s comments about Macbeth’s castle before he enters

Will turn green seas red
Blood on Macbeth’s hands

Act III; Banquo’s speech: I fear that play’st most foully for it”
Shows he knows Macbeth killed Duncan

“Oh full of scorpions is my mind dear wife”
Suggests the horrors of Macbeth’s mind

Macduff’s passion and sorrow
Convince Malcolm he is sincere

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