English: Drama: Act V – Macbeth
The soldier who sold secrets to the enemy army was imprisoned for ____ .
In Act I of The Tragedy of Macbeth, why does Lady Macbeth think Macbeth has a poor chance of achieving power?
He is not ruthless enough.
During the Elizabethan period, theater companies began to
use permanent performance spaces.
Based upon the information in Act I of The Tragedy of Macbeth, which of the following best describes Macbeth’s character?
He has a desire for power.
What important role do the witches play in Act I of The Tragedy of Macbeth?
They foreshadow events.
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, in what way is Lady Macbeth stronger than her husband?
She stands firm when Macbeth begins to waver in his deadly purpose.
Which of the following best describes Macbeth’s feelings about the possible assassination of King Duncan in Act I of The Tragedy of Macbeth?
Based upon the information in Act I of The Tragedy of Macbeth, what can you infer about King Duncan?
He places a high value on bravery and loyalty.
What is the central theme of Act I of The Tragedy of Macbeth?
The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act II, what reason does Lady Macbeth give for not killing King Duncan herself?
She says the king looked like her father as he slept
To creep through the castle without awakening anyone, Macbeth’s footsteps must be ____ .
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act II, Scene ii, Lady Macbeth’s purpose in drugging the servants is
so they will sleep through King Duncan’s murder.
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act II, Macbeth declares he will “sleep no more” because he believes
his conscience will never let him rest.
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act II, what does Macbeth really mean when he indicates that the blood on his hands will redden all the seas?
It is a comment on his profound guilt.
Which of the following symbols in The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act II, Scene ii, signals that the murder has been accomplished?
the owl’s scream and the crickets’ cries
Why do you suppose Shakespeare made Banquo the last person Macbeth sees before he murders King Duncan in The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act II?
Banquo, who is loyal to the king, represents Macbeth’s last chance to do what is right and call off his murderous plan.
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act II, when Lady Macbeth says “My hands are of your color, but I shame / To wear a heart so white” she means that
her hands are red with King Duncan’s blood, but, unlike her husband, she is not afraid.
When Act III of The Tragedy of MacBeth begins, Banquo says that he knows
Macbeth killed Duncan.
Act III of The Tragedy of Macbeth serves mainly to
expose Macbeth’s mounting troubles.
“There is none but ____ /Whose being I do fear and under him/My genius is rebuked . . . . “
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, at the banquet, Lady Macbeth encourages her husband to be ____ .
In The Tragedy of MacBeth, Act III, Scene ii, what is the connotation of the word scorpions in this line?
O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife
In The Tragedy of MacBeth, Act III, Scene i, what does Macbeth say to the two murderers to persuade them to kill Banquo?
That Banquo has been the cause of all their misery.
The Tragedy of MacBeth, Act III, Scene i, Macbeth says he fears Banquo for which of the following reasons?
Banquo has noble qualities that make him worthy of being king.
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act III, Scene iv, after Lady Macbeth has dismissed the guests, what does Macbeth mean when he says to Lady Macbeth, “We are yet but young in deed”?
That they are new to the ways of crime and misdeeds.
In The Tragedy of MacBeth, Act III, Scene i, why is Macbeth glad that Banquo will not return to the palace until nightfall?
Macbeth wants Banquo killed under cover of darkness.
In The Tragedy of MacBeth, Act III, when Lady Macbeth claims “Nought’s had, all’s spent, / Where our desire is got without content . . .” she means that
she and Macbeth have risked everything but have gained no happiness because they are living in fear.
One of the images that runs throughout The Tragedy of Macbeth is that of
Which of the following lines spoken by Malcolm in Act IV of The Tragedy of Macbeth best conveys how he really feels about Scotland?
“. . . It weeps, it bleeds, and each new day a gash / Is added to her wounds.”
Thrice the brinded cat hath mew’d.
What is a Harpier?
a demon spirit
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act V, Scene i, you can tell that the waiting-gentlewoman is
loyal to Lady Macbeth.
The witches dance wildly around their caldron in a ____ frenzy.
Why does Shakespeare have Macbeth display certain admirable traits at the end of The Tragedy of Macbeth?
to reinforce the idea that Macbeth is a victim of his tragic flaw
At the end of The Tragedy of Macbeth, how does Macbeth’s courage in battle affect the reader?
It brings the reader full circle by once again pointing up an aspect of his noble nature.
When the doctor watches Lady Macbeth sleepwalking in Act V of The Tragedy of Macbeth, he
is completely baffled.
The trees of Birnham Wood moving toward Dunsinane are ____ of Macbeth’s downfall.
In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act V, Scene iii, what does Macbeth’s behavior toward the servant who comes to deliver a message ultimately show about Macbeth’s character?
He has grown brutal.
Lady Macbeth’s guilt causes her a great ____ of spirit.
Why does Shakespeare have Macbeth display certain admirable traits at the end of The Tragedy of Macbeth
to reinforce the idea that Macbeth is a victim of his tragic flaw
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