Act I
Act II
Act III
Act IV
Act V
Literary Terms I
Literary Terms II

100

At the end of Act I, Lady Macbeth accuses Macbeth of acting this way as he contemplates killing Duncan?

cowardly

100

This the reason Macbeth decided to kill the guards after killing King Duncan.

To frame the guards for the murder of King Duncan

100

What did Macbeth see at the banquet table?

Banquo's ghost.

100

Macduff visits who in which country in an attempt to overthrow Macbeth?

Malcom in England

100

What do the doctor and gentlewoman observe Lady Macbeth doing?

Sleepwalking and confessing to murder.

100

When Lady Macbeth says "look like the innocent flower" Shakespeare is using a ...

Simile.

100

"Is this a dagger I see before me?" ... is an example of this type of question.

Rhetorical question.

200

The witches' prophecy predicts this for Macbeth and Banquo?

Macbeth will be Thane of Cawdor and King of Scotland and Banquo's descendants will be Kings.

200

After their father is murdered, Donalbain and Malcolm flee to these countries.

England and Ireland

200

Macbeth decides to kill Banquo and Fleance in this manner and has partial success.

Hires two murderers to kill them both, but Fleance gets away.

200

One of the witches is referring to whom when she says "something wicked this way comes"?

Macbeth enters.

200

In an act of angry vengeance, what does Macduff do to Macbeth's body?

Macduff puts Macbeth's head on a stick.

200

Macbeth is an example of what type of hero?

A Tragic Hero.

200

This chant by the witches has an example of this structural sound technique:

“When the hurly burly’s done, / When the battle is lost and won,” (I.4.3-4).

Rhyme.

300

This is Lady Macbeth's plan for King Duncan.

Getting the guards drunk so they pass out, so Macbeth can kill the king while he sleeps.

300

This is Lady Macbeth's excuse for not killing Duncan herself.

He looked like her father as he slept.

300

Lady Macbeth explains Macbeth's behavior at the banquet in this way.

He often has these fits.

300

Ross is the bearer of this news to Macduff.

Macduff's family has been killed.

300

Who becomes King of Scotland when Macbeth dies?

Malcom.

300

In all of Shakespeare's plays, he generally writes each line of verse using this meter; with five metrical feet, each consisting of one unstressed syllable following by one stressed syllable.

Iambic pentameter.

300

"His brandished steel smoked with bloody execution" is an example of a....

Metaphor.

400

Who is sentenced to death in Act 1 for committing treason.

The (original) Thane of Cawdor

400

Who was knocking at the gate after the murder?

Macduff and Lennox.

400

Lennox's opinion of Macbeth begins to change in this way at the end of Act III.

Lennox becomes suspicious.

400

In Act IV what does the King of England offer to Malcolm and Macduff in their effort to overthrow Macbeth.

10,000 men.

400

Macbeth realizes he has been tricked by the witches and will die when Macduff tells him this piece of information.

Macduff tells him he was born by c-section.

400

When King Duncan pays a visit to Macbeth, he is unaware that Macbeth is plotting to kill him, what is this an example of?

Dramatic irony.

400

“Thrice to thine, and thrice to mine / And thrice again, to make up nine,” (I.1.3-4)... is an example of this literary device.

Repetition

500

This character tells Macbeth:

"Look like th' innocent flower, But be the serpent under't."

Lady Macbeth

500

Who discovered Duncan was dead?

Macduff.

500

Macbeth tell this to Lady Macbeth and it means...

"I am in blood / Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more, / Returning were as tedious as go o'er, (III.4.137-8).

Macbeth has past the point of no return and going back would be as hard as going forward.

500

The witches show Macbeth a vision of a bloodied child, what prophecy does it represent?

Macbeth could not be harmed by anyone "born of woman"

500

Macbeth dies in Act V, but not before killing this character.

Young Siward.

500

Upon learning of Lady Macbeth's suicide in Act V, Scene 5, Macbeth begins speaking the most famous words from the play...

"Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow / Creeps in this petty pace of day to day... "

A speech like this is more commonly referred to as a...

Soliloquy.

500

After Macbeth murders King Duncan, Shakespeare employs this dramatic device often found in tragedies to lighten the mood when Porter opens the gate to the castle and says, “Knock, knock, knock! Who’s there, i th’ name of Beelzebub?” (lI.3.2-3).  

Comic Relief.