Romeo and Juliet – Act 2 Review Questions

What is Romeo doing at the beginning of Act 2? jumping over the Capulet’s wall to see Juliet
What uneasy feeling does Friar Lawrence have? worried because Romeo and Juliet; their families are enemies
Why does Friar Lawrence agree to perform the wedding? wants to help Romeo.
What time will Juliet send word to Romeo the following day? exactly at 9 o’clock in the morning
Why is Friar Lawrence surprised by Romeo’s decision to marry Juliet? He loved Rosaline just a day ago and Juliet is a Capulet
What is Juliet’s mood as Scene 5 opens? impatient and excited.
What does Mercutio think is in the letter? a challenge
Who has sent a letter to the house of Montague? Tybalt.
What concern does Friar Lawrence express about the marriage? the parents will find out
What prophetic statement does Friar Lawrence make at the close of Scene 3? Wisely and slowly: those who run, trip.
What is happening at the beginning of Scene 1? Romeo is going to see Juliet
Who calls to Juliet while she is on the balcony talking to Romeo? Nurse
What excuse does Nurse use to delay giving Juliet the news from Romeo? telling Juliet about her back aches.
Who says the words, “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say good night till it be morrow.” ? Juliet
What is Juliet’s fear? she and Romeo are going to fast and ther parents will find out about the marriage
While Mercutio is teasing Romeo, who interrupts them? Nurse.
When is the wedding of Romeo and Juliet to be held? that same day
Why is Juliet able to go to Friar Lawrence’s cell? she told her mother she was going to church.

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