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1

What do the witches say to create an ambiguous atmosphere?

'Fair is foul and foul is fair'

2

What quotation talks about Macbeth's brutal killing of the rebel Macdonwald.

'He unseamed him from the nave to th'chops'

3

What was the quotation that shows Banquo's shock when the witches predictions come true?

'What! Can the devil speak true?'

4

What quotation shows Macbeth's struggles to hide his desires to kill the King?

'Let not light see my black and deep desires'

5

What does Lady Macbeth say to show she is worried that Macbeth is too weak to kill Duncan?

'It is too full of the milk of human kindness'

6

Duncan ironically says Macbeth's castle is a lovely place.

'This castle hath a pleasant seat'

7

What quotation shows that Macbeth recognises his ambition is running away from him?

'Vaulting ambition / Which overlaps itself'

8

What does Macbeth say when he sees the vision of the dagger?

'Is this a dagger which I see before me?'

9

What quotation shows that Lady Macbeth believes they can wash away the evidence after killing Duncan?

'A little water can clear us from this deed'

10

What quotation shows Macduff's utter disgust over finding Duncan's corpse?

'Oh horror, horror, horror!'

11

What quotation shows that Macduff goes home opposed to attending the coronation?

'No cousin, I'll go to Fife'

12

What quotation shows that Banquo is beginning to recognise Macbeth is scheming?

'I fear this play'dst most foully for it'

13

What quotation shows that Macbeth's mental state is beginning to deteriorate?

'O full of scorpions is my mind'

14

What does Banquo cry to Fleance to escape.

'Fly, good Fleance, fly, fly, fly!'

15

What does Macbeth order to Banqou's ghost to get him to disappear?

'Hence, horrible shadow'

16

What is Hecate's description of Macbeth?

'A wayward son' spiteful and wrathful'

17

What quotation Lennox laments the state of Scotland under Macbeth's reign?

'Our suffering country, under an accursed hand.'

18

What quotation shows the witches describing Macbeth's approach?

'Something wicked this way comes'

19

What quotation shows Lady Macduff criticising her husband?

'Wisdom! To leave his wife, his babes?'

20

What does Macduff say to show his utter grief when he discovers his family slaughtered?

'What, all my pretty chickens?'

21

What quotation says that Lady Macbeth's guilt cannot be washed away?

'Out, damned spot, out I say!'

22

What quotation shows Angus' description of Macbeth?

'Like a giant's robe on a dwarfish thief'

23

What does Macbeth say to remind himself that he is infallible ?

'No man born of woman shall ever have power upon thee'

24

What quotation shows Malcolm ordering his soldiers to cut down trees for camouflage?

'Let every soldier hew him down a bough'

25

What quotation shows Macbeth voicing his despair about the hopelessness of life?

'Life's but a walking shadow'

26

What quotations shows Malcolm's description of Macduff as he leads the army into war?

'Worthy Macduff'

27

What quotation shows Macbeth revelling in the belief he cannot be killed?

'But swords I smile at, weapons laugh to scorn'

28

What quotation declares that Macduff was not born of woman?

'Macduff was from his mothers womb/ Untimely ripped'