Macbeth Quotes From Acts 1 Through 3

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "Fair is foul, and foul is fair"

    • A.

      Macbeth

    • B.

      Lady Macbeth

    • C.

      Banquo

    • D.

      Lennox

    • E.

      Macduff

    • F.

      Ross

    • G.

      Witch

    • H.

      Duncan

    Correct Answer
    G. Witch
    Explanation
    The quote "Fair is foul, and foul is fair" is spoken by the Witches in Shakespeare's play Macbeth. This line sets the tone for the entire play, suggesting that things are not as they seem and that appearances can be deceiving. The Witches are known for their supernatural powers and their ability to manipulate events. By stating that "fair is foul, and foul is fair," they are foreshadowing the moral ambiguity and twisted nature of the events that will unfold in the play.

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  • 2. 

    "My noble partner you greet with present grace and great prediction of noble having, and of royal hope, that he seems rapt withal;to me you speak not"

    • A.

      Macbeth

    • B.

      Lady Macbeth

    • C.

      Banquo

    • D.

      Lennox

    • E.

      Macduff

    • F.

      Ross

    • G.

      Witch

    • H.

      Duncan

    Correct Answer
    C. Banquo
    Explanation
    In this quote from Macbeth, the speaker is addressing someone as "my noble partner" and acknowledging their gracious greeting and predictions of nobility and royal hope. However, the speaker states that the person is not speaking to them, implying that they are being excluded from the conversation. The correct answer, Banquo, is the person being addressed in this quote.

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  • 3. 

    There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face: He was a gentleman on whom I built, an absolute trust.

    • A.

      Macbeth

    • B.

      Lady Macbeth

    • C.

      Banquo

    • D.

      Lennox

    • E.

      Macduff

    • F.

      Ross

    • G.

      Witch

    • H.

      Duncan

    Correct Answer
    H. Duncan
    Explanation
    In this quote from Macbeth, the speaker is reflecting on the difficulty of judging someone's true character based solely on their appearance. The phrase "There's no art to find the mind's construction in the face" suggests that it is impossible to discern someone's true thoughts or intentions by looking at their facial expressions. The speaker then goes on to say that they had placed complete trust in the person they are referring to, implying that they had believed this person to be honorable and trustworthy. The correct answer, Duncan, is the person whom the speaker had trusted.

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  • 4. 

    But screw your courage to the sticking place, and we'll not fail

    • A.

      Macbeth

    • B.

      Lady Macbeth

    • C.

      Banquo

    • D.

      Lennox

    • E.

      Macduff

    • F.

      Ross

    • G.

      Witch

    • H.

      Duncan

    Correct Answer
    B. Lady Macbeth
    Explanation
    Lady Macbeth is the correct answer because she is the one who encourages Macbeth to be brave and take action. In the play, she urges him to "screw [his] courage to the sticking place" and not to fail in their plan to murder Duncan. Lady Macbeth is known for her ambition and manipulation, and she plays a significant role in driving Macbeth to commit the heinous act. Her determination and persuasive tactics make her the most fitting choice for the given quote.

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  • 5. 

    I go, and it is done; the bell invites me. Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell that summons thee to heaven, or to hell.

    • A.

      Macbeth

    • B.

      Lady Macbeth

    • C.

      Banquo

    • D.

      Lennox

    • E.

      Macduff

    • F.

      Ross

    • G.

      Witch

    • H.

      Duncan

    Correct Answer
    A. Macbeth
    Explanation
    In this quote, Macbeth is speaking to himself after deciding to go through with the plan to kill Duncan. He hears the bell ringing, symbolizing the start of the action he is about to take. Macbeth tells Duncan not to hear the bell because it is a death knell, signifying that it is calling Duncan to either heaven or hell. This quote showcases Macbeth's internal struggle and foreshadows the consequences of his actions.

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  • 6. 

    Confusion now hath made his master-peice. Most sacriligious murder hath broke ope the Lord's anointed temple, and stole thence the life o' the building.

    • A.

      Macbeth

    • B.

      Lady Macbeth

    • C.

      Banquo

    • D.

      Lennox

    • E.

      Macduff

    • F.

      Ross

    • G.

      Witch

    • H.

      Duncan

    Correct Answer
    E. Macduff
    Explanation
    Macduff is the correct answer because in the given quote from Macbeth, it is implied that a sacrilegious murder has taken place, and the life of the building (metaphorically referring to King Duncan) has been stolen. Macduff is the character who eventually discovers Duncan's murder and seeks justice for it, making him the most likely choice for the answer.

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  • 7. 

    A little water clears us of this deed: How easy is it then!

    • A.

      Macbeth

    • B.

      Lady Macbeth

    • C.

      Banquo

    • D.

      Lennox

    • E.

      Macduff

    • F.

      Ross

    • G.

      Witch

    • H.

      Duncan

    Correct Answer
    B. Lady Macbeth
    Explanation
    In this quote from Shakespeare's play Macbeth, Lady Macbeth is expressing her belief that washing their hands will cleanse them of the guilt they feel for their murderous actions. She is suggesting that it is easy to absolve oneself of guilt by simply washing away the physical evidence of their crime. This quote highlights Lady Macbeth's ruthless and manipulative nature, as well as her willingness to justify immoral actions.

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  • 8. 

    To be thus, is nothing; But to be safely thus: our fears in Banquo stick deep;

    • A.

      Macbeth

    • B.

      Lady Macbeth

    • C.

      Banquo

    • D.

      Lennox

    • E.

      Macduff

    • F.

      Ross

    • G.

      Witch

    • H.

      Duncan

    Correct Answer
    A. Macbeth
    Explanation
    In this quote from Macbeth, the speaker is reflecting on the idea that it is not enough to simply be in a certain position or have certain qualities. What truly matters is to be secure and safe in that position. The speaker suggests that their fears are deeply rooted in the possibility of losing their current status or power. Therefore, the correct answer is Macbeth, as he is the one who speaks these lines and expresses this sentiment.

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  • 9. 

    O, treachery! Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly! Thou mayst revenge. O slave!

    • A.

      Macbeth

    • B.

      Lady Macbeth

    • C.

      Banquo

    • D.

      Lennox

    • E.

      Macduff

    • F.

      Ross

    • G.

      Witch

    • H.

      Duncan

    Correct Answer
    C. Banquo
    Explanation
    In this quote from Macbeth, the speaker is expressing their anger and betrayal towards someone. They urge Fleance to flee and seek revenge. The use of the word "slave" suggests a sense of contempt or disdain towards the person being addressed. Based on this context, the most likely speaker of this quote is Macbeth, as he is known for his treachery and ambition. However, Banquo is also a possible answer as he is a loyal friend of Macbeth who is eventually betrayed by him.

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  • 10. 

    Duncan is in his grave, after life's fitful fever he sleeps well, treason has done his worst: nor steel, nor poison, malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing can touch him further!

    • A.

      Macbeth

    • B.

      Lady Macbeth

    • C.

      Banquo

    • D.

      Lennox

    • E.

      Macduff

    • F.

      Ross

    • G.

      Witch

    • H.

      Duncan

    Correct Answer
    A. Macbeth
    Explanation
    The given passage is a quote from the play "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare. In this quote, it is stated that Duncan is in his grave and nothing can harm him anymore. The correct answer is Macbeth because the quote is referring to Duncan's death, and Macbeth is the one who kills Duncan in the play.

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