Romeo and Juliet Act 2&3 Study Guide

In Scene 2, lines 10-12, Romeo says, “It is my lady; O, it is my love! / O that she knew she were!” Whichsentence best paraphrases his meaning?A She [Juliet] is the one I love, and I wish she knew it.B She [Juliet] really wishes that she were the one I love.C I cannot find my lady [Rosaline] or my love [Juliet].D I wish the woman I love could see me now. A She [Juliet] is the one I love, and I wish she knew it.
During Juliet’s soliloquy in Scene 2, Romeo asks, “Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?” (line 37).Shakespeare uses this aside to show that RomeoA has decided to ask Juliet to marry him.B does not know if he should reveal his presence to Juliet.C has heard quite enough from Juliet.D does not understand the meaning of Juliet’s speech. B does not know if he should reveal his presence to Juliet.
In Scene 2, Juliet expresses the fear that her love for RomeoA will lead to both their deaths.B is deeper than the ocean.C is just a passing infatuation.D has come too quickly. D has come too quickly.
Juliet tells Romeo that if he loves her, he willA marry her.B tell Lady Capulet to forget about Paris.C bring her fruit from the Capulet orchard.D set her free. A marry her.
In Scene 3, why is Friar Laurence concerned about Romeo’s request to marry Juliet?A Romeo’s parents despise the Capulets.B Romeo falls in love too quickly.C He fears the wrath of the Prince.D Romeo and Juliet are much too young. B Romeo falls in love too quickly.
Tybalt writes a letter to RomeoA warning him to stay away from Juliet.B inviting Romeo to another banquet at the Capulet house, where Romeo will be killed.C challenging Romeo to a duel because Romeo attended the Capulet’s banquet without an invitation.D thanking Romeo for being a good, though uninvited, guest at the Capulet’s banquet. C challenging Romeo to a duel because Romeo attended the Capulet’s banquet without an invitation.
What plan does Romeo share with the Nurse in Scene 4?A Romeo and his friends will meet for dinner at the Capulets’ house while Juliet’s parents are visiting thePrince.B Romeo and Tybalt have developed a plot to teach Mercutio a lesson for behaving so rudely.C The Nurse will pass on secret but respectful messages between Romeo and Juliet.D Juliet will say that she is going to confession, but she will marry Romeo instead. D Juliet will say that she is going to confession, but she will marry Romeo instead.
Which detail shows how Shakespeare uses the Nurse to provide comic relief?A She uses the word confidence instead of conference when asking to speak with Romeo.B She says she is offended after Mercutio treats her disrespectfully.C She refuses to accept the money that Romeo offers for her service.D She tells Romeo that Juliet becomes angry at the suggestion that Paris is a more appropriate husband. A She uses the word confidence instead of conference when asking to speak with Romeo.
In Scene 5, why does the Nurse delay telling Juliet about Romeo’s plans?A She enjoys teasing Juliet.B She wants Juliet to suffer.C In the confusion, she briefly forgets about the plan.D Paris, she believes, would make a much better husband for Juliet. A She enjoys teasing Juliet.
Friar Laurence says, “These violent delights have violent ends / And in their triumph die, like fire andpowder, / Which, as they kiss, consume” (Scene 6, lines 9-11). What might these lines foreshadow?A Gunpowder will cause the deaths of several characters.B The marriage kiss will put a final end to the feud between the two families.C Romeo and Juliet’s love will not end happily.D Love will triumph, and Friar Laurence will be rewarded for ending the violent feud. C Romeo and Juliet’s love will not end happily.
Why does Romeo want to avoid fighting Tybalt?A Tybalt is a mighty warrior.B Romeo has promised Benvolio that he will not fight.C Romeo has just married Juliet, Tybalt’s cousin.D The Prince will punish anyone who fights. C Romeo has just married Juliet, Tybalt’s cousin.
Romeo attacks Tybalt because Tybalt killsA Lord Montague.B Mercutio.C Benvolio.D Paris. B Mercutio.
Lady Capulet doubts Benvolio’s description of the fight becauseA Benvolio has omitted important details.B the young man is not trustworthy.C Benvolio is Romeo’s relative and his friend.D the Prince is related to Mercutio through marriage. C Benvolio is Romeo’s relative and his friend.
What is the Prince’s punishment for Romeo?A banishmentB deathC life in a Mantua prisonD a sharp reprimand A banishment
At the end of Scene 2, Juliet asks the Nurse toA beg her mother to listen to Benvolio.B deliver a ring from Juliet to Romeo.C offer her condolences to Tybalt’s mother.D weep for both Romeo and Tybalt. B deliver a ring from Juliet to Romeo.
Romeo first responds to the news of the Prince’s punishment byA sitting in stunned silence.B gnashing his teeth.C wailing and moaning irrationally about his fate.D pleading with the Prince for a reduced sentence. C wailing and moaning irrationally about his fate.
Friar Laurence’s plan is that Romeo shouldA leave Verona with Benvolio.B announce his marriage to his family, the Capulets, and the Prince.C pretend to leave, and then return to Verona in disguise.D visit Juliet and then hide in Mantua. D visit Juliet and then hide in Mantua.
Why does Lord Capulet agree to let Paris marry Juliet?A He has grown rather fond of Paris.B He realizes that, with Romeo gone, Juliet will need a new husband.C Tybalt would have wanted them to marry.D He wants to make Juliet happy. D He wants to make Juliet happy.
At the beginning of Scene 5, Juliet insists, “It was the nightingale, and not the lark / That pierced thefearful hollow of thine ear.” Why do Romeo and Juliet argue over the identity of the bird?A The nightingale represents the Capulets and the lark the Montagues.B If a couple hears a lark on their wedding night, it is bad luck.C If it is the lark, then it is dawn and Romeo must leave Verona. C If it is the lark, then it is dawn and Romeo must leave Verona.
When Juliet refuses to marry Paris, Lord CapuletA threatens never to see her again.B vows to banish her from Verona.C blames the Friar and the Nurse for interfering.D sends her to Friar Laurence to confess her sins. A threatens never to see her again.
In Act3, Scene 3, what reasons does Friar Laurence give to explain why Romeo should be happy? Friar Laurence believes that Romeo should be happy because Juliet is well (lines 135-136). Hepoints out that Tybalt would have killed him had he not killed Tybalt first (lines 137-138), andhe explains that Romeo’s punishment should have been death, but he is only banished (lines139-140).
At the end of Act3, Scene 5, what advice does the Nurse give Juliet? What is Juliet’s response? The Nurse advises Juliet to forget about Romeo and marry Paris, whom she calls “a lovelygentleman” (line 219). Juliet feels that the Nurse has betrayed her; she calls her a “most wickedfiend” and suggests it is sinful for the Nurse “to dispraise my lord with that same tongue /Which she hath praised him with above compare / So many thousand times” (lines 236-240).She announces that the Nurse and Juliet’s trust “henceforth shall be twain” (line 241).
Speaking about Romeo in her soliloquy in Act 2, Scene 2, Juliet says, “Deny thy father and refuse thy name! /Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, / And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.” What does this reveal about Juliet’sidea of love? Juliet believes that true love must take precedence over family ties. If Romeo will not renouncehis family, she is willing to renounce hers.
In Act 2, Scene 3, Friar Laurence compares humans and plants, saying, “Two such opposed kings encamp themstill / In man as well as herbs—grace and rude will” (lines 27-28). How does he think the two are alike? Friar Laurence believes that humans have both good and bad qualities within them, just asplants do. He explains his ideas in lines 15-30, which include the lines “Within the infant rind ofthis small flower / Poison hath residence, and medicine power.”

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