English Spring Final: Romeo and Juliet

Who said it?”The earth, that’s nature’s mother, is her tomb.What is her burying, grave that is her womb.And from her womb children of divers kindWe sucking on her natural bosom find,Many for many virtues excellent,None but for some and yet all different.” (2.3.9-14) This passage is spoken by Friar Lawrence. He is alone in his garden, reflecting on the dual nature of plants, human beings, and all of creation.
Who said it?”‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy.Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot,Nor arm, nor face, nor any other partBelonging to a man. O, be some other name!What’s in a name? That which we call a roseBy any other word would smell as sweet.” (2.2.38-44) Juliet speaks these words from her balcony. She believes she is alone, but Romeo is actually in the orchard below listening to her. In this passage, she notes how arbitrary and insignificant names are, casting a new light on the feud between her family and the Monatgues.
Who said it?”Sweet flower, with flowers thy bridal bed I strew—O woe! Thy canopy is dust and stones—Which with sweet water nightly I will dew.Or, wanting that, with tears distilled by moans,The obsequies that I for thee will keepNightly shall be to strew thy grave and weep.” (5.3.13-18) Paris says these words in the final scene of the play. He is in the churchyard where Juliet is buried, mourning her loss. Notice the formal language and imagery he uses to express his grief.
Who said it? “Death, that hath sucked the honey of thy breath,Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty.Thou art not conquered. Beauty’s ensign yetIs crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks,And death’s pale flag is not advancèd there…Shall I believeThat unsubstantial death is amorous,And that the lean abhorrèd monster keepsThee here in dark to be his paramour?” (5.3.101-114) Romeo speaks these words to Juliet’s “corpse.” He wonders how she looks so beautiful, not realizing that she is on the verge of waking from her potion-induced sleep.
Who said it?”Why, is not this better now than groaning for love? Now art thou sociable. Now art thou Romeo. Now art thou what thou art—by art as well as by nature, for this driveling love is like a great natural that runs lolling up and down to hide his bauble in a hole.” (2.4.38-42) Mercutio is happy to see the sociable side of Romeo emerge again. Mercutio does not understand Romeo’s lovesick melancholy and dislikes the way it has altered his friend’s personality.
Who said it? “Where be these enemies?—Capulet! Montague!See what a scourge is laid upon your hate,That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love!And I, for winking at your discords, tooHave lost a brace of kinsmen. All are punished.” (5.3.308-312) Prince Escalus chides the Capulets and the Montagues for the deadly results of their senseless feud. Not only have Romeo and Juliet perished because of it, but the Prince has lost two family members.
Who said it?”O heavy lightness, serious vanity,Misshapen chaos of well-seeming forms!Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health,Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!This love feel I, that feel no love in this.” (1.1.168-172) Romeo uses formalized Petrarchan language to describe his supposed love for Rosaline. His emphasis on form rather than feeling changes when he meets Juliet and begins to experience real passion.
Who said it?”Beguiled, divorcèd, wrongèd, spited, slain!Most detestable Death, by thee beguiled,By cruel, cruel thee quite overthrown!O love! O life! Not life, but love in death.” (4.5.56-59) Paris speaks this passage when he is in Juliet’s chamber mourning what appears to be her death. He and Lord Capulet seem to use language to outdo each other in their grief , piling adjective upon adjective to describe their feelings.
Who said it?”O serpent heart hid with a flowering face!Did ever dragon keep so fair a cave?Beautiful tyrant! Fiend angelical!Dove-feathered raven, wolvish-ravening lamb!Despisèd substance of divinest show,Just opposite to what thou justly seem’st.A damnèd saint, an honorable villain!” (3.2.74-80) Juliet says these words when she learns from the Nurse that Romeo has killed Tybalt. She uses the device of oxymoron to describe the seeming oppositions in Romeo’s character. Her speech reminds us of the Friar’s musings in his garden about the duality of all things and people.
Who said it?”This night you shall behold him at our feast.Read o’er the volume of young Paris’ faceAnd find delight writ there with beauty’s pen.Examine every married lineamentAnd see how one another lends content,And what obscured in this fair volume liesFind written in the margin of his eyes.This precious book of love, this unbound lover,To beautify him only lacks a cover.” (1.3.82-90) Lady Capulet speaks to Juliet about Paris’s charms, using heavy book and reading imagery to communicate her message.
Who said it?”No, ’tis not so deep as a well nor so wide as a church-door, but ’tis enough, ’twill serve. Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man. I am peppered, I warrant, for this world. A plague o’ both your houses!” (3.1.64-68) Mercutio says these words as he is dying . Even on the verge of death, he puns on the word “grave.” He also refuses to accept responsibility for his own actions, blaming the “houses” of Capulet and Montague for his demise.
Who said it?”Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch!I tell thee what: get thee to church o’ Thursday,Or never after look me in the face.” (3.5.160-162) Lord Capulet chastises Juliet for disobeying his wishes by refusing to marry Paris. Showing his hot temper and questionable concern for his daughter’s happiness, he demands her obedience and threatens to abandon her if she won’t give it.
True or False: When the play begins, Romeo is in love with Rosamund. False; he is in “love” with Rosaline.
True or False: Rome is the setting of this play. False; this play takes place in Verona, Italy.
True or False: Tybalt kills Mercutio. True.
True or False: Juliet’s Nurse tells her about Tybalt’s death. True.
True or False: Friar Lawrence banishes Romeo to Mantua. False; Prince Escalus banishes Romeo to Mantua.
True or False: When the play begins, Juliet is in love with Paris. False; Paris is in love with Juliet.
True or False: Benvolio encourages Mercutio to fight with Tybalt. False; Benvolio tried to stop Mercutio from fighting Tybalt.
True or False: Friar John marries Romeo and Juliet. False; Friar Lawrence marries Romeo and Juliet.
True or False: Paris commits suicide when he realizes that Juliet is dead. False; Romeo commits suicide when he learns of Juliet’s death.
True or False: The Prince banishes Friar Lawrence to Mantua at the end of the play. False; Friar Lawrence was not punished by the end of the play.
True or False: Tybalt is Juliet’s cousin. True.
True or False: Juliet’s Nurse thinks that she should marry Paris. True.
True or False: Mercutio sympathizes with Romeo’s love for Juliet. False; Mercutio mocks Romeo for being in love.
True or False: Juliet’s Nurse makes a potion for Juliet that imitates death. False; Friar Lawrence creates the sleep-inducing potion for Juliet.
True or False: Lady Capulet opposes Juliet’s marriage to Paris. False; Lady Capulet encourages Juliet’s marriage to Paris.
When the play begins, Juliet is how old? a. 21b. 18c. 16d. 13 d. 13
Which characters are related to Prince Escalus?a. Mercutiob. Benvolioc. Parisd. More than one of the above. d. More than one of the above.
What caused the feud between the Capulets and Montagues?a. Lord Capulet killed Lord Montague’s nephew. b. The Capulets stole land from the Montagues.c. Lady Montague insulted Juliet.d. None of the above. d. None of the above.
Why does the Friar agree to marry Romeo and Juliet?a. He hopes that the marriage will help end the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets.b. He believes that Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love.c. He’s afraid of offending Romeo’s father.d. None of the above. a. He hopes that the marriage will end the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets.
Why does Friar Lawrence’s message not reach Romeo in Mantua?a. Romeo has moved to a new house, and Friar Lawrence does not have the correct address.b. A civil war in Italy has blocked all roads to Mantua.c. Friar John can’t get to Mantua because of an outbreak of the plague.d. None of the above. c. Friar John can’t get to Mantua because of an outbreak of the plague.
Mercutio doesn’t like Tybalt because a. Tybalt is in love with Mercutio’s sister.b. Tybalt is too fashionable for Mercutio.c. Tybalt’s style of fencing is too formulaic.d. More than one of the above. d. More than one of the above.
According to the Prince’s opening speech, brawls between the Montagues and Capulets have disturbed the streets of Verona how often:a. Three timesb. Five timesc. Two timesd. Ten times a. Three times
What is the name of the Nurse’s servant?a. Samuelb. Abramc. Peterd. Balthasar c. Peter
What is Mercutio’s nickname for Tybalt? a. Tricky Tryb. Brawling Boyc. Prince of Catsd. King of Compliments c. Prince of Cats
Which of the following characters did Romeo kill?a. Parisb. Tybaltc. Mercutiod. More than one of the above. d. More than one of the above.
How much time elapses in the play?a. Five daysb. One weekc. Three weeksd. Six months a. Five days
Whose body is in the tomb with Juliet when she is under the spell of the potion?a. Mercutio’sb. Lord Capulet’sc. Benvolio’sd. Tybalt’s d. Tybalt’s
What time of day seems to best suit Romeo and Juliet?a. Dawnb. Late afternoonc. Nightd. Noon c. Night
Mercutio explaind the reason why people dream by describing the actions of which mythical character?a. Dianeb. Cupidc. Queen Mabd. Venus c. Queen Mab
The musicians appear in the play because they are hired for what occasion? a. Romeo and Juliet’s weddingb. Pais and Juliet’s weddingc. The masqueraded. Juliet’s funeral b. Paris and Juliet’s wedding
ROMEO “But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?/ It is the East, and Juliet is the ____________!” sun
CHORUS”Two households, both alike in dignity,/ In fair ___________, where we lay our scene/ From ancient grudge breaks to new mutiny,/ Where civil blood makee civil hands unclean.” Verona
MERCUTIO “O, then I see Queen ___________ hath been with you./ She is the fairies’ midwife…” Mab
ROMEO”My lips, two blushing ________, ready stand/ To smooth that rough touch with tender kiss.” pilgrims
JULIET”My only love, sprung from my only _________!/ To early seen unknown, and known too late!” hate
FRIAR “_____________ itself turns vice, being misapplied,/ And vice sometime’s by action dignified.” Virtue
FRIAR”Young men’s love then lies/ Not truly in their hearts, but in their ___________.” eyes
JULIET”Give me my Romeo; and when he shall die,/ Take him and cut him out in little _________, / And he will make the face of heaven so fine/ That all the world will be in love with night.” stars
JULIET”‘Romeo is ___________’– to speak that word/ Is father, mother, Tybalt, Romeo, Juliet,/ All slain, all dead.” bansihed
MONTAGUE”But I can give thee more;/ For I will raise her _____________ in pure gold,/ That whiles Verona by thst name is known,/ There shall be no figure at such taste be set/ As that of true and truthful Juliet.” statue

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