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The first characters to appear in the play are
Macbeth and his wife.
Duncan and his sons.
Duncan rewards Macbeth for his exploits in the battle by giving him the title of
Thane of Cawdor.
Thane of Glamis.
Prince of Cumberland.
When Macbeth says 'Glamis and Thane of Cawdor! The greatest is behind' he means
he was satisfied with these titles.
he feels that the greatest days are now over.
the fact that one prophecy has been fulfilled makes it more likely that another one will be as well.
Duncan gives his son Malcolm the title of
When Macbeth tells his wife that "Duncan comes here tonight" he means
he feels honoured by the king's visit.
he is telling her something she did not know.
he is implying that this would be an ideal opportunity to kill the king.
The words 'This castle hath a pleasant seat' are spoken by
When he has reached his decision to kill Duncan, Macbeth says 'false face must hide what the false heart doth know'. These words mean
Macbeth will disguise himself so that the guards outside Duncan's room do not recognise him.
Macbeth knows within himself that he doing wrong but will not show it.
Macbeth gains pleasure from keeping secrets from other people.
When Banquo mentions the witches to Macbeth at the start of Act Two, Macbeth replies 'I think not of them'. This shows
Macbeth does not take the witches seriously.
Macbeth is more concerned with the outcome of the battle.
Macbeth is concealing his ambition from Banquo.
After the murder of Duncan, Macbeth says: 'Will all great Neptune's ocean was the blood/Clean from my hand?' Which of the following statements is NOT true?
he knows he will never be free from guilt.
he hopes that by washing his hands he will be able to wash away the guilt.
he uses imagery to convey the emotional turmoil he is experiencing.
The discovery that Duncan has been murdered is made by
The people initially suspected of killing Duncan are
Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.
Duncan's sons Malcolm and Donalbain.
After the murder, Macbeth feels the main threat to his position is
When Macbeth hires murdered to kill Banquo and Fleance, which of the following happens?
Banquo and Fleance escape.
In the banquet scene, Macbeth is upset because
he feels guilt for the murder of Duncan.
Macduff did not attend the banquet.
he imagines he sees Banquo's ghost sitting in his own chair.
Macbeth's words to the witches 'How now, you secret, black and midnight hags!' show
he has lost her fear of them and is adopting an aggressive and demanding tone.
he is shocked at their evil and depraved nature.
he is surprised when he encounters them.
After his second meeting with the witches, Macbeth decides to
send murderers after Fleance.
have Macduff's wife and family put to death.
discuss his next move with Lady Macbeth.
In the scene in England where Macduff and Malcolm are discussing the state of Scotland, Macduff says 'hope ends here' because
Malcolm is saying that he is inadequate to take over as king of Scotland.
Macduff is shocked to hear the news about his wife and children.
Macduff believes that Malcolm's army is no match for Macbeth's.
The sleepwalking scene in Act Five shows that
Lady Macbeth still has a role to play in Macbeth's career.
Lady Macbeth is suffering mentally for her role in Duncan's murder.
Lady Macbeth is concerned about her husband's next move.
As they approach Macbeth's castle, Malcolm tells his troops to cut down branches because
he wants to fulfil the prophecies.
he wants to clear the ground to make the army's approach easier.
he wants to conceal the size of his army and surprise Macbeth.
At the end of the play Macbeth is defeated in single-handed combat by
the King of England.