English 9-Greenway-Romeo and Juliet: Act Three

Why does Benvolio think that he and Mercutio will get in a fight? Because it is a hot day, perfect for hot tempers, and the Capulets are looking for trouble.
Tybalt sends a message to Romeo’s house. What does Mercutio think is in that message? A challenge to a duel.
What does Mercutio do that upsets Tybalt? How does Tybalt respond? When Tybalt comes looking for Romeo, Mercutio insults him. They then begin to play fight with their swords.
What does Romeo do when Tybalt challenges him? He tells Tybalt that he does not want to fight any more, that he loves him, but cannot tell him why.
What does Mercutio do when Romeo refuses to fight Tybalt? Mercutio is confused by Romeo’s refusal and begins to fight Tybalt in earnest.
What does Romeo do when Tybalt and Mercutio fight? He tries to break up the fight.
How does the fight between Tybalt and Mercutio end? Mercutio is killed by Tybalt.
What does Romeo do after the death of Mercutio? Romeo kills Tybalt.
Why doesn’t Lady Capulet feel that Prince Escalus should believe Benvolio’s version of the fight? Benvolio is Romeo’s cousin, and so he would be willing to lie for Romeo
Prince Escalus asks _________ who killed Mercutio and Tybalt? Benvolio
Why is Mercutio upset with Romeo? He ran off after the party.
What reason does Lord Montague give to Prince Escalus that Romeo should not be executed for killing Tybalt? Romeo only killed Tybalt as revenge for killing Mercutio.
What punishment does Prince Escalus give Romeo? Romeo is banished to Mantua, and he has an hour to get out of town. If he comes back to Verona, he will be executed.
Who does Juliet think the Nurse is talking about when she comes in saying, “He’s dead!” Juliet thinks she is talking about Romeo.
Is Juliet more upset about Tybalt’s death, or Romeo’s banishment? Romeo’s banishment.
What does Juliet plan to do after she finds out that Romeo has been banished? Commit suicide.
Where does Romeo hide out after he hears his sentence? With Friar Laurence.
What message does the Nurse bring to Romeo from Juliet? That Juliet still loves him, and still wants to be with him.
Why does Friar Laurence think that Romeo is overreacting to his sentence? He could be dead instead of Tybalt; Juliet is still alive and in love with him; and he may be able to come back after a few years and beg pardon from Prince Escalus.
What does Lord Capulet think will cheer Juliet up? He tells Paris that he can marry Juliet next Thursday.
How does Juliet respond to the news that she must marry Paris? She tells her mother that she would rather marry Romeo than Paris.
How do Lord and Lady Capulet respond to Juliet’s refusal to marry Paris? They disown her.
What advice does the Nurse give to Juliet regarding Paris? She feels that Juliet should marry Paris.
Why does the Nurse tell Juliet to marry Paris? Because she thinks that Paris is a better match for Juliet, because he is better looking, it is what her parents want, and he’s not banished.

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