3.1 Quiz Romeo and Juliet Background

Pun a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings.
Oxymoron a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction
Paradox a statement that seems contradictory but is actually true
double entendre a word or phrase open to two interpretations, one of which is usually risqué or indecent.
When Juliet tells Romeo that “Parting is such sweet sorrow,” she is using which literary device? Oxymoron
Match the hero with the antagonist of these well-known stories, books, and films. (If you’re not familiar with the book or movie mentioned, feel free to look it up!) Harry Potter: A. VoldemortDavid: B. GoliathSuperman: C. Lex LuthorSnow White: D. Evil QueenMoana: E. Te Ka
Match each character to his or her correct description. JulietA. A Capulet who falls victim to “forbidden love.”MercutioB. A fan of double entendre and a close friend of Romeo’s; his death sparks Romeo to seek revenge.The NurseC. a confidante to Juliet; helps to facilitate Romeo and Juliet’s meetingsFriar LaurenceD. a confidante to both Romeo and Juliet; creates plan for the couple to escape Verona togetherTybaltE. Cocky Capulet cousin; kills Mercutio and is killed by Romeo
Choose THREE possible themes of Romeo and Juliet below. Love conquers all.Money is the root of all evil.the inevitability of fatethe struggle of the individual in the face of more powerful societythe forcefulness of lovethe importance of family loyaltyI picked (Love conquers all.the inevitability of fatethe importance of family loyalty)
Which of the following is thought to be a true characterization of the original story behind Romeo and Juliet? Shakespeare “borrowed” much of the story from an earlier poem and novella, but his theme is different than the other texts.
Which of the following is an example of dramatic irony? My teenage daughter rolls her eyes and says, “You’re a genius, Mom,” when I point out something obvious. (She obviously means she thinks that I am not a genius, even though I am! Wink)In Alanis Morissette’s song “Isn’t it Ironic?” she sings “It’s like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife.”At the end of Saki’s “The Interlopers,” the main characters die together hours after ending a feud that’s gone on for many years.In Oedipus Rex, the audience knows that Oedipus has fulfilled the prophesy that he will kill his father and marry his mother, even though he has tried desperately not to do this and does not realize that he has.The answer is NOT (My teenage daughter rolls her eyes and says, “You’re a genius, Mom,” when I point out something obvious. (She obviously means she thinks that I am not a genius, even though I am! Wink))
Read the following lines from the first scene of the play, and make an educated guess at the identity of each character.Character 1: Part, fools! Put up your swords. You know not what you do.Character 2: What, art thou drawn among these heartless hinds? Turn thee! Look upon thy death.Character 1: I do but keep the peace. Put up thy sword, or manage it to part these men with me.Character 2: What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word as I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee. Have at thee, coward! Character 1 — BenvolioCharacter 2 — Tybalt
Which of these descriptions would NOT fit with the definition of a tragic hero? A loyal and noble king who protects his country but ultimately dies at the hands of an enemy
Choose TWO lines which display the theme of the inevitability of fate in Romeo and Juliet. Nurse (to Lord Capulet): You are to blame, my lord, to rate her so.Answers: Friar Laurence: A greater power than we can contradict / Hath thwarted our intents.Romeo: O, I am fortune’s fool!Nurse (to Lord Capulet): You are to blame, my lord, to rate her so.Capulet (to Paris): O son, the night before thy wedding day Hath death lain with they wife. See, there she lies, Flower as she was, deflowered by him.Death is my son-in-law, Death is my heir; The answer is NOT (Romeo: O, I am fortune’s fool!)
Read the conversation between Mercutio and the nurse below. Then answer the question which follows.Nurse: God ye good morrow, gentlemen. [She is wishing the men good morning.]Mercutio: God ye good-den, fair gentlewoman. [Mercutio is wishing her good evening.]Nurse: Is it good-den?Mercutio: Tis no less, I tell you, for the bawdy hand of the dial is now upon the prick of noon.Which literary device is used in the underlined section above? double entendre

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