Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Test Review

What Italian city was the setting of R/J? Verona
The street fighting in the opening scenes is between the servants of what two families? Montague and Capulet
Benvolio tries to stop the fight. Who attacks him? Tybalt
What does Prince Escalus say will happen to anyone who again disturbs the peace? “Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.” He might not have meant that they would literally die, but he was trying to let them know how serious he was.
How many children does Capulet have? 1-Juliet
Who is the young man who asks Capulet’s permission to marry Juliet? Paris
What two people tell Juliet that this young man would make a fine husband for her? Lady Capulet and the Nurse
Who recognizes Romeo’s voice at the Capulet feast? Tybalt
Who tells Romeo of Juliet’s identity? the Nurse
On what day of the week do Romeo and Juliet meet? Sunday (evening)
“If ever you disturb our streets again, You lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.” Prince Escalus—He seriously wants the Montagues and the Capulets to stop feuding.
“Black and portentous must this humour prove/Unless good counsel may the cause remove.” Lord Montague—He is worried about Romeo’s mood not getting better unless someone can figure how to help him. he sees his son needs wise counsel or something bad may happen
“My will to her consent is but a part;/ And she agreed, within her scope of choice/Lies my consent and fair according voice.” Lord Capulet—Capulet’s permission is only the first step; Juliet will have to agree, the his blessing will seal the deal.
” By my count,/I was your mother much upon these years/ That you are now a maid.” Lady Capulet—-She is telling Juliet that she herself was a mother at Juliet’s age.
“…my mind misgives/Some consequence yet hanging in the stars/Shall bitterly begin his fearful date/With this night’s revels…” Romeo—He feels like something bad is going to happen tonight that will affect the rest of his life…and maybe lead to his death.
“I will withdraw; but this intrusion shall/Now seeming sweet convert to bitterest gall.” Tybalt—-he is angry at Romeo for crashing the party, but is biding his time to seek revenge
“Compare….. Benvolio—-He is trying to get Romeo to get over Rosalin by saying there will be girls at the party who are prettier than Rosalin
“My only love sprung from my only hate!/Too early seen unkown too late!/Prodigious birth of love is it to me…” Juliet—Her love, Romeo, is from her family’s biggest enemy…the Montague family.
chaste sexually pure
pernicious harmful
boisterous coarse; rowdy
languish to be in the state of depression
augment supplementing; increasing
obscured shrouded or hidden, not easily seen
purge remove of undesirable elements; purify
profaners those who have no respect for sacred things
heretics those who hold to a belief opposed to the established teachings of a church
portentous foreboding or foreshadowing evil, ominous
posterity all future generations of people

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