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2 WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Macbeth Questions are taken from Barron’s Simply Shakespeare.

3 Macbeth Questions are taken from Barron’s Simply Shakespeare.

4 WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Macbeth Questions are taken from Barron’s Simply Shakespeare.

5 Act 2 Scene 1 How does Macbeth attempt to gain Banquo’s support? How does Banquo respond? Macbeth tells Banquo if he supports Macbeth, it shall make honor for him. Banquo will benefit. So long as I don’t lose my honor in trying to gain more, I will support you; I need to remain free of guilt and loyal to the king. Macbeth Questions are taken from Barron’s Simply Shakespeare.

6 Act 2 Scene 1 What does Macbeth see as he prepares to kill the king? What conclusion does he come to about what he sees? A bloody dagger It must be his imagination. Macbeth Questions are taken from Barron’s Simply Shakespeare.

7 Act 2 Scene 2 Why is Macbeth so troubled by his inability to say, “Amen,” when he overhears one of Duncan’s sons say, “God bless us!”? How does Lady Macbeth react to Macbeth’s uneasiness? He is afraid that he has been cursed; he fears he will never sleep again (nightly one would say prayers before sleep; the prayer ends in “amen.”) Stop or you will drive us both crazy. Macbeth

8 Act 2 Scene 2 Why is Lady Macbeth upset that Macbeth has brought the knives back with him? How does she fix the problem? Macbeth was supposed to make it look as though the guards had killed them; therefore, the daggers need to be near them. She returns to the room and gets blood from Duncan’s body and smears the guards faces with it. Macbeth Questions are taken from Barron’s Simply Shakespeare.

9 Act 2 Scene 2 Compare the way that Macbeth and Lady Macbeth react to the murders. Macbeth is emotional and distraught. Lady Macbeth is calm and centered; she is focused on their not getting caught. Macbeth Questions are taken from Barron’s Simply Shakespeare.

10 Act 2 Scene 3 Who does the drunken Porter imagine he is? The porter at the gates of hell Macbeth Questions are taken from Barron’s Simply Shakespeare.

11 Act 2 Scene 3 His comments add some humor to a very dark scene, but they also may be indicators of the evil that is overtaking the play. Read his speeches to find these indications. farmer who killed himself because grain was cheap equivocator slick, two-faced con man who lied under oath English tailor who liked to skimp on the fabric All who enter the “gates of hell” are either a devil or tortured by a devil. Macbeth Questions are taken from Barron’s Simply Shakespeare.

12 Act 2 Scene 3 How do Macduff’s and Banquo’s reactions differ when the king’s murder is discovered? Macduff is horrified at the assassination of the king. Banquo seems very calm in comparison. Macbeth Questions are taken from Barron’s Simply Shakespeare.

13 Act 2 Scene 3 How does Macbeth explain why he killed Duncan’s servants? He did so in a rage. Of course, the audience knows that it was to cover up the crime. Macbeth Questions are taken from Barron’s Simply Shakespeare.

14 Act 2 Scene 3 Why do Malcolm and Donalbain decide to flee? How do the other thanes respond to their flight? They are afraid that they will be murdered next. They think they are guilty. Macbeth Questions are taken from Barron’s Simply Shakespeare.

15 Act 2 Scene 4 What do the old man and Ross think about the strange events that have been taking place in nature? That the events signify that the world is out of balance. Macbeth Questions are taken from Barron’s Simply Shakespeare.

16 Act 2 Scene 4 How does Macduff explain the seemingly senseless murder of Duncan by his servants? That Malcolm and Donalbain might have paid them to kill Duncan. Macbeth Questions are taken from Barron’s Simply Shakespeare.

17 Act 2 Appearance vs. Reality People Places Objects Macbeth Questions are taken from Barron’s Simply Shakespeare.

18 Act 2 Nature of ManGood or Bad Evil or Honorable Born or Created Macbeth Questions are taken from Barron’s Simply Shakespeare.

19 Macbeth Questions are taken from Barron’s Simply Shakespeare.


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