Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Test Review

After the Capulets’ ball, why does Romeo run away from his friends? He is tired of Mercutio and his friends making fun of him about his love life and to go find Juliet.
Who overhears Juliet speaking aloud her loving thoughts of Romeo? Romeo
Why does Juliet say she does not want Romeo to swear his love by the moon? she doesn’t want his love for her to change like an inconsistent moon that changes
Before parting, what do the young lovers decide to do? get married
Who agrees to perform the wedding ceremony of Romeo and Juliet? Friar Laurence
Why is Mercutio worried about Tybalt’s challenge to Romeo? He is worried that Romeo will get killed because Tybalt is a great swordsman.
What excuse does Juliet use for going to Friar Laurence’s cell? confession
Who carries the message about wedding arrangements from Romeo to Juliet? Nurse
What day(s) of the week is/are covered in Act Two? late Sunday night to Monday
On what day of the week do Romeo and Juliet marry? Monday
“He jests at scars that never felt a wound./But soft!What light from yonder window breaks?/It is the East, and Juliet is the sun” He is worried that Romeo will get killed because Tybalt is a great swordsman.
“Oh Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?/Denythy father and refuse thy name;/Or if thou wilt not . . .” Juliet — Because his name is the only thing separating her from him. She wants him to deny his name, but if he won’t, then she’ll deny her own.
“Oh swear not by the moon, th’inconstant moon,/That monthly changes in her circled orb . . .” Juliet-she doesn’t want his love for her to change like the moon changes
“Love goes towards love as schoolboys from theirbooks/But love from love, toward school with heavy looks.” Romeo — He doesn’t want to leave Juliet
“In one respect I’ll thy assistant be./For this alliancemay so happy prove,/To turn your households’ rancour to pure love.” Friar Lawrence — He agrees to help Romeo and Juliet get married
“Why is this not better now than groaning for love?Now art thou sociable, now art thou Romeo . . .” Mercutio — He doesn’t understand why Romeo doesn’t like the joking because it makes him more sociable
“Hie you to church. I must another way,/To fetch aladder, by the which your love/Must climb a bird’s nest soon . . .” Nurse — She wants Juliet to go to the church so she can get the rope ladder so Romeo can get to Juliet’s bedroom that night after they are married
“These violent delights have violent ends,/And intheir triumph die, like fire and powder/Which as they kiss consume.” Friar Lawrence — He’s foreshadowing what’s to come
perjuries broken promises/lies
variable ever-changing
intercession a petition or request
wanton uncontrolled
chide to scold, to show disapproval
rancor hatred, bitterness
feign to pretend, to fake
brine salty water
intercession a petition (asking)-like a prayer

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