Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Questions

Prologue: In what city does this play take place? Verona Italy
Prologue: Why are Romeo and Juliet called “star-crossed lovers”? There story will end in tragedy/ will never be able to be together due to fate
Scene 1:Who is fighting at the beginning of the first scene? Capulet and Montagues
Scene 1:Who tries to break up the fight? Benvolio
What threat does the Prince make to Lord Montague and Lord Capulet? To kill them if the continue to fight in the streets and disturb the peace
Benvolio and Montague describe the way Romeo has been acting. What do the say about him? He is sad
Why is Romeo so sad? Explain. HE is in love with someone who doesn’t love him back and want to be a nun.
What is Benvolios advice to Romeo? Talk to other girls and maybe you will get over her.
Scene 2:Why does Capulet think it will be east for Montague and him tho keep the peace? They are both in trouble
What does Paris ask about Capulet? he asks to marry Capulet
What is Capulet’s first answer? She is very young
A bit later Capulet appears to change his mind about Paris’ question. What does he then tell Paris? Get Juliet’s consent and your can. Look at other girls in case you change your mind
What problem does the servant have? he can not read
What is the name of the women Romeo loves? Rosaline
What do Romeo and Benvolio decide to do? Go to the partyBenvolio- to see other girls for RomeoRomeo- To see Rosaline
Scene 3: How old is Juliet? 14
When Lady Capulet asks Juliet how she feels about marriage, what is Juliet’s answer. It is an honor that I dream not of
Following Juliet’s answer, what does Lady Capulet then tell Juliet? Women younger than you are mothers.
Scene 4: According the Mercutio, who or what is Queen Mab, and what does she or it do? She is the fairies midwife and is in charge of dreams
What is Romeo’s mood at the end of this scene? Explain. not happy he had a troubling dream
Scene 5: What does Romeo think of Juliet the first time he sees her? he doesn’t know if his heart has ever loved
How does Tybalt recognize Romeo? His voice
When Tybalt is ready to seize Romeo and throw him out of the party, what does Capulet say to Tybalt? Calm down and enjoy the party
How does Romeo find our Juliet’s last name? the nurse
How does Juliet find out Romeo’s last name? she has the nurse ask Tybalt and then the nurse tells her
What does Mercutio say about dreams?
Explain what the conversation is between Romeo and Juliet.

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