1.09 Macbeth Plot Analysis Quiz
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(Multiple Choice Worth 10 points)
Which of these lines provides important information for the rising action of the play? And, for an earnest of a greater honor,/He bade me, from him, call thee Thane of Cawdor Thou know’st that Banquo, and his Fleance, lives. To crown my thoughts with acts, be it thought and done:/The castle of Macduff I will surprise O Banquo, Banquo!/Our royal master’s murder’d!
(Multiple Choice Worth 5 points)
Which act of Macbeth contains the exposition? Act 1 Act 2 Act 3 Act 4 Act 5
Which plot element features the conflicts and challenges encountered by characters in a narrative? Exposition Rising Action Climax Resolution
(Essay Worth 25 points)
Why are these lines from Act III important in the plot of the play?
the time has been,
That, when the brains were out, the man would die,
And there an end; but now they rise again,
With twenty mortal murders on their crowns,
And push us from our stools: this is more strange
Than such a murder is ( Write 4 sentences paragraph)
Using these lines from Act II, explain the relationship between Macbeth’s words and the words of Duncan’s sons.
Had I but died an hour before this chance,
I had liv’d a blessed time; for, from this instant
There’s nothing serious in mortality:
All is but toys: renown and grace is dead;
The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees
Is left this vault to brag of.
What will you do? Let’s not consort with them:
To show an unfelt sorrow is an office
Which the false man does easy. I’ll to England.
To Ireland, I; our separated fortune
Shall keep us both the safer: where we are,
There’s daggers in men’s smiles: the near in blood,
The nearer bloody. ( Write 4 sentences paragraph)
(Essay Worth 30 points)
Choose an event from the play. Focus on the purpose it serves in the story. Consider how the story would change if that event was altered. Form your ideas into a paragraph of at least five sentences. Make sure to include supporting evidence from the play.
Some events to consider:
The weird sisters’ predictions for Macbeth and Banquo
Macbeth’s murder of Banquo
The appearance of Banquo’s ghost at Macbeth’s coronation dinner ( Write 4 sentences paragraph)
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