2. a) What does the first apparition tell Macbeth?
- The first apparition tells him to beware of Macduff.
b) How does the prophecy of the second apparition seem to contradict
that of the first?
- It says that no one born of a woman could harm him. Macduff can't hurt him because he was
riped from his mother's womb.
c) What does the third apparition promise?
- He will not be vanquished until Birnam Wood meets Dunsiane Hill.
3. a) What question do the witches refuse to answer?
- What was in his future.
b) What vision do they parade before Macbeth?
- Eight kings, the last one holding a mirror.
4. a) In his conversation with Macduff, why does Malcolm pretend to have all of Macbeth's vices
- Malcolm is testing Macduff for his loyalty.
b) What convinces Malcolm that Macduff is trustworthy?
- He said the Malcolm couldn't be king because he is lustful and greedy.
5. a) What good news about "gracious England" does ross bring Malcolm?
- The King of England gave him 10,000 soldiers.
b) What bad news does Ross bring Malcolm?
- His family has been killed.
6. Why does Macbeth readily accept the predictions made by the second and third apparitions?
-Macduff is born of a woman and trees can't move.