Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare uses a prologue to inform the audience that… the lovers from the feuding families will die.
Adjectives that describe the character of Tybalt are… saucy and hotheaded.
When Benvolio first talks with Romeo, he finds his cousin… temperamental because of his focus on love.
Adjectives that describe the character of Juliet are… intelligent and obedient.
From the way Lady Capulet describes Paris, we assume him to be a… fine-looking and courageous man.
How do the Montagues enter the Capulet’s party? They wear masks that hide their identity.
What is the subject of conversation between the nurse and Juliet at the end of Act 1? Juliet wants the nurse to identify Romeo.
Why does Romeo want to carry the church to the Capulets’ party? He is uninterested in dancing or in having fun.
A long, uninterrupted speech spoken in the presence of other characters is a/an… monologue.
Mercutio can be described as a foil to Romeo because… unlike Romeo, he does not take love seriously.
An oxymoron from Act I is… brawling love.
What point does Prince Escalus of Verona make in his dramatic monologue to the Capulet and Montague families? Tybalt and Mercutio should duel to see which clan is strongest.
Romeo finds out about the Capulets’ party when… a Capulet servant asks Romeo to read the invitation.
After reading Act I, which of the following events seems most likely to happen later in the story?A. Rosaline and Romeo will get back together.B. Tybalt will try to fight Romeo.C. Juliet will marry Pairs.D. Benvolio and Romeo will fight. B. Tybalt will try to fight Romeo.
Benvolio can be described as a foil for Mercutio because Benvolio.. is coolheaded when Mercutio is hotheaded.
In Scene 1, Line 73, Mercutio says: “Tybalt, you ratcatcher, will you walk?” Mercutio wants Tybalt to… engage in a sword fight.
Romeo doesn’t want to fight Tybalt because Romeo… is now related to Tybalt by marriage.
When Mercutio says: “A plague a’both your houses!” he is referring to the… Capulet and Montague families.
In her soliloquy at the start of Scene 2, Juliet yearns for night so that… she and Romeo can be together.
The nurse then helps Juliet by… going to Friar Laurence to summon Romeo to Juliet’s side.
Which statement is true about Paris?A. His interest in Juliet lessens after Tybalt dies.B. He sends a letter to Lord Montague intended for Romeo.C. He wishes to marry a woman he has not dated.D. He enjoys puns and games that match people’s wits. C. He wishes to marry a woman he has not dated.
Why does Juliet claim to hear a nightingale when Romeo hears a lark? The lark’s song signals dawn, when Romeo must flee.
Which of the following is an effect of Romeo’s slaying of Tybalt?A. Friar Laurence tells the Capulets that Romeo and Juliet are married.B. Juliet prays for night to come quickly.C. Mercutio dies of sword wounds.D. Romeo is banished from Verona. D. Romeo is banished from Verona.
What is the cause of Juliet’s suicide threat in Scene 2? She fears that Romeo’s banishment will keep them forever apart.
Which event signifies a change in Lord Capulet’s character from Act 1? He threatens to disown Juliet is she won’t marry Paris.
Why is Friar Laurence upset with Romeo? Romeo is ungrateful that the Prince gave him a merciful punishment for killing Tybalt.
What is the climax of the play? Romeo kills Tybalt, and he is banished from Verona.
In her “What’s in a name?”speech in Scene 2, Juliet is saying… Romeo’s name is an accident of birth, not an essential part of him.
Juliet quickly admits her love to Romeo because… he has overheard her thinking aloud about her love for him.
Which of the following events would NOT be considered a part of the rising action of the play?A. Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love at first sight.B. Romeo and Juliet decide to marry.C. Tybalt sends a letter to challenge Romeo.D. Romeo asks the Friar to marry him and Juliet. A. Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love at first sight.
Tybalt sends a letter to Lord Montague to tell him that he is… angry with Romeo and wants to fight him.
The nurse warns Romeo about… getting married too quickly.
Friar Laurence scolds Romeo because… Romeo is so changeable in love.
When the nurse brings Juliet the message from Romeo, the nurse intensifies the moment by… going on and on about her pains, thus leaving Juliet in suspense.
When a character delivers a soliloquy, he or she… expresses complex, private thoughts to himself or herself, even though they are on the stage.
In the balcony scene, Romeo says to the audience, “Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?” This form of speech is a/an… aside
What can you infer about why the friar agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet? The friar thinks the marriage will end the families feud.
What can you infer about Juliet’s declaration: “O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?” She thinks she is alone.
What is Romeo and Juliet based on? A long narrative poem by Arthur Brooke, was published in 1562, as “The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet.
What moral does Brooke include in his version of the story? That Romeo and Juliet had to die because they broke the law and married unwisely, against their parents’ wishes.
What does the term “star-crossed” mean? That the course of their lives was partly determined by the hour, day, month, and year of their birth. Doomed by fate.
What type of documents tells us the little that we know about William Shakespeare’s personal life? church and legal documents.

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