Q: 1) Who do you think bears the greater responsibility
for the murder of King Duncan-Macbeth or Lady Macbeth? Explain.
A:Lady Macbeth because she talked Macbeth into the murder.
Q: 2) a.Why, according to Lady Macbeth, did she not kill the king
herself? b.What does Macbeth do with the daggers after the murder? c.Why does this bother Lady Macbeth? d.What action does
A: a.He reminds her of her father. b.He takes them back to Lady
Macbeth. c.She is afraid it will spoil their plans. d.She takes the daggers,gives them to the guards, and tells Macbeth to
act like nothing is going on.
Q: 3) a.What does the drunken porter imagine he is doing in response
to the knocking at the door? b.What does Macbeth wish the knocking could do? c.Who is doing the knocking? Why?
A: a.Opening the gate to hell and talking to Beelzebub. b.He wishes
it would awake Duncan. c.Macduff and Lennox because they have something to tell the King.
Q: 4) a.Who first learns that a murder has
taken place? b.What action does Macbeth take againest the grooms? c.Why did Malcom and Donalbain leave Macbeth's castle?
A: a.Macduff b.He kills them. c.They are scared for their lives.
Q: 5) Who does Macduff say has killed King Duncan? Why did Malcom
and Donalbain fall under suspicion, according to Macduff?
A: Malcom and Donalbain- because they fled
Q: 6) What does Macbeth mean by saying he has
A: He can't sleep because he murdered Duncan.
Q: 7) What is ironic about Lady Macbeth's remark "A little water
clears us of this deed"?
A: She means that physically blood washes off, but it mentally
Q: 8) a.Why do you think critics consider the porter's speech to
be comic relief? b.How do the Porter's comments on the people arriving at "hell gate" near Macbeth's dilemma?
A: a.It goes from horror to comic. b.They thought they could get
away with it but they pay.
Q: 9) What do you think causes Lady Macbeth to faint?
A: She faints because she is trying to sway attention of the murder
Q: 10) a.Why does Ross have doubts about accepting the grooms as
the murders? b.Why is Macduff concerned that "our old robes" may fit "easier than our new"?
A: a.They have nothing to gain. b.If they they shall be killed
Q: 11) In his soliloquy in Scene I, Macbeth speaks of "vaulting
ambition" a.how can vaulting ambition bring with it great success b.how bring with it destrcution.
A: a.It is something your actually going to do b.Your taking a
risk so there could be failure.