Romeo and Juliet 40 questions

In what city does this play take place? Verona
What is Benvolio’s advice to Romeo? To find a new girl
How old is Juliet? 2 weeks to 14 (13)
When Lady Capulet asks Juliet how she feels about marriage, what is Juliet’s answer? She doesn’t like the idea
According to Mercutio, who or what is Queen Mab, and what does she or it do? She is the queen of fairies and puts dreams in their heads
What does Romeo think of Juliet the first time he sees her? She is the most beautiful girl in the world
How does Romeo find out Juliet’s last name? He asks the nurse Juliet’s mother’s name
How does Juliet find out Romeo’s last name? She tells the nurse to find out
When Juliet leans her cheek on her hand, what does Romeo say? He wants to be the hand that touches her face
In a sentence or two, explain what Juliet says about names. Names are like titles that don’t belong to you
According to Mercutio, what kind of man is Tybalt? He’s brave
What does Tybalt call Romeo? A villain
Why won’t Romeo fight Tybalt? He doesn’t want to fight anyone of Juliet’s household
What is Romeo’s punishment for killing Tybalt? Banishment
What piece of news has upset Juliet the most? Romeo’s banishment
Why is Juliet so impatient for the nurse to return? She wants to hear news about Romeo
What does the nurse give to Romeo? Ring
What does Capulet tell his wife to say to Juliet? She will marry Paris
Why does Lady Capulet think Juliet is crying? Tybalt is dead
If Juliet’s mother does not arrange to delay the marriage, what will Juliet do? Kill herself
What is Capulet’s threats to Juliet’s threats? He threatens to disown her
What is the nurse’s advice to Juliet? To forget about Romeo
How does Juliet’s attitude toward the nurse change? She is never going to trust her again
Why is Friar Laurence reluctant to marry Paris and Juliet? He knows Romeo and Juliet are already married
Why does Friar Laurence think that Juliet will accept his plan? It’s a way out of marriage to Paris
Describe the friar’s plan for Juliet? To give her a potion that makes her look dead, so Romeo can come and get her in the tomb when she wakes up
How does Capulet change the wedding plans? What implication does this have? He changes the wedding to a day earlier, so Friar Laurence has to hurry and give the plan to Romeo
If the lotion does not work, what will Juliet do? Just kill herself with a knife
What are some of the fears Juliet has about the potion? No one will come and get her, the potion won’t work at all, and she’ll see all the bodies including Tybalt’s
Describe the imagery Shakespeare uses in describing Juliet’s “death”? The blood was settled, frost on flower; her lips were still
What news does Balthasar bring Romeo? Juliet is dead
What actions does Balthasar’s news prompt Romeo to do? Kill himself
What does Friar John tell Friar Laurence? That he didn’t get to tell Romeo about Juliet not actually being dead
Romeo gives Balthasar two reasons for entering the Capulet’s tomb. What are those two reasons? To take the ring off and see her one last time
What is it about Juliet that should have told Romeo that she was not dead? She wasn’t pale and her lips had color
Why does Paris think that Romeo has come to the tomb? To spit upon the Capulet’s
Why does Juliet kiss Romeo after he is dead? To get some of the poison off his lips so she can die with him
When Montague first arrives on the scene, what does he tell those gathered? Lady Montague was dead from grief of Romeo’s banishment
What information does Romeo’s letter give? It retold the events of what happened and was the same as Friar Laurence’s story
How do Montague and Capulet plan to honor the memories of their children? Build a statue of them

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