Ambition & Power Quotes in Macbeth


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What does 'ambition' mean?

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1. What do the predictions the witches made in Macbeth do to Macbeth?

2. What specific idea do the witches in Macbeth bring to Macbeth's mind?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Scottish Play, as Shakespeare's Macbeth is often called, is about a struggle for power. This quiz will help you better understand the themes of ambition and power as well as important definitions and metaphors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment helps you judge your understanding of Macbeth, including:

  • Theatrical terminology
  • Use of metaphors
  • Plot points

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding power in Macbeth from the related lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the metaphor of the 'golden round' and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as an aside and a soliloquy

Additional Learning

To learn more about themes in Macbeth, review the lesson titled Ambition & Power Quotes in Macbeth. This course goes into more details including:

  • Definition and examples of ambition
  • Macbeth's relationship with other characters
  • Quotes from the play