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Macbeth is Shakespeare's __________ play.
Shortest or Bloodiest

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Where does the play 'Macbeth' take place?
Scotland

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Who are King Duncan's children?
Malcolm and Donalbain

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What were the first prophecies that the witches gave Macbeth?
That he would become Thane of Cawdor and then he would become King.

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What did Macbeth and Lady Macbeth chose to do in order to get Macbeth closer to becoming King?
Murder King Duncan

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Shakespeare used real names/historical figures in the play. True or False?
True.

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What/Who started Macbeth down his path of greed and need for power, ultimately leading to his death?
The Witches/The Witches first prophecies

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Who is the character 'not born from a woman'?
Macduff

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What did the witches predict about the fates of Banquo's descendants?
They would take the throne

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How many murderers were sent by Macbeth to kill Banquo?
3

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Why were witches written into the play?
Shakespeare wrote witches into the play to please King James as he was in power/ruled the monarch at the time

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Which act is the falling action of the play?
Act 4

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Who is Macbeth's foil?
Banquo

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Banquo is said to be "lesser than Macbeth, and greater" (1.3.67). What does that mean?
Banquo is less than Macbeth now because he will not be king. However, he is greater than Macbeth because all his descendants will take the throne.

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Why did Macbeth chose to have Banquo killed?
Because Macbeth feared his good nature and Banquo's descendants threatened his throne

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In what year was Macbeth written?
1606

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How many kings rule Scotland over the course of the play?
3

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What is the name of the goddess of witchcraft that the witches speak to in Act 3?
Hectate

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Why could it be considered fate that Macbeth needed to die after he became king?
As the great chain of being says, if someone gains power unnaturally, the chain's balance is ruined and the person/thing that disturbed its order must fall.

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What does Lady Macbeth do/say to convince Macbeth to kill King Duncan?
She calls him a coward

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Who was 'Macbeth' in real life?
The King of Scotland

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Where do Malcolm and Donalbain each go out of fear to escape the person who killed their father?
Malcolm to England Donalbain to Ireland

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What does Banquo's ghost represent?
Macbeth's guilt

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List the three prophecies that the witches gave Macbeth after his dinner party.
1. He should beware macduff 2. No one born from a woman will harm him 3. Until the trees of burnam wood come to dunsinane, he will be safe

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Why does Lady Macbeth chose to convince Macbeth to kill King Duncan?
She wanted the power for her husband/herself