Quiz: Acts I and II Macbeth
Directions • Be sure to restate the question as part of your answer. Since some questions have more than one part, make sure you answer what is asked or only partial credit will be received. You must write in complete sentences.
Act I: Questions 1-3 (out of 5) • What were the three prophesies the witches made? Be sure to specify what was said about whom. • After Macbeth is named Thane of Cawdor, what insight does Banquo have regarding the witches’ prophesies that Macbeth does not consider? • What inner conflict does Macbeth experience after Duncan names Malcolm to the his successor?
Act I: Questions 4 and 5 (out of 5) • In his soliloquy, what worries does Macbeth have regarding his plot to kill the king? • After insulting Macbeth for saying he can’t go on with his promise to her about murdering the king, what extreme example does Lady Macbeth give regarding how loyal she is to husband?
Act II: Questions 1-2 (out of 5) • What does the dagger that leads to King Duncan’s room symbolize for Macbeth, and what does it say about his nature? • What is symbolic about Lady Macbeth washing her hands when she returns after planting the daggers in the hands of the king’s servants? • What happened to the servants who were in King Duncan’s room?
Act II: Questions 4 and 5 (out of 5) 4.What fears do Malcolm and Donalbain have because of their father’s death, why do they plan to split up, and where does each plan to go? 5.In scene four, the old man and Ross discuss three strange things that occurred the night Duncan was murdered. What were they, and how do they relate to events in the plot?