Macbeth ACT 1 Quiz

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Quiz on Act I of Macbeth

  
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1.  How many witches are there in Act I?
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2.  Why was the original Thane of Cawdor executed?
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3.  What do the witches predict?  (You may select more than one answer.)
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4.  Why does Macbeth want to kill King Duncan?
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5.  Who helps Macbeth come up with his plan to kill the King?
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6.  True or False: The penalty for treason (being a traitor to the king) is life in prison.
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7.  True or False: Macbeth purposefully keeps his plot against Duncan from his wife.
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8.  True or False: Duncan announces that he has chosen Ross to be the next king.
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9.  True or False: Although he has the ambition to become king, Macbeth verbalizes many good reasons not to kill King Duncan.
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10.  “Fair is foul, and foul is fair,” is said by the Witches.  A riddle-like phrase that seems contradictory is also known as a(n) _____________.
11.  Banquo seems to understand that the witches’ prophecies could lead to trouble, while ___________ can think only about the promise of greatness.
12.  Macbeth obviously respects and values his wife as an equal, which he proves by calling her, “dearest _____________ in greatness.”
13.  Lady Macbeth believes that in order to carry out the murder, she must behave more like a _____________.
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14.  Lady Macbeth says she keeps all promises she makes, and says she would even kill her _____________ if she had vowed to do so.
15.  The witches are sometimes referred to as The Weird Sisters. "Weird" comes from an Anglo-Saxon term, "wyrd," which means _______.
16.  A(n) ________ is a character's speech, directed to the audience, that is not supposed to be heard by other characters on stage.
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