Romeo and Juliet Act One Review

William Shakespeare Who wrote the famous tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet?”
Verona, Italy In what city does the play, “Romeo and Juliet” take place?
The position of the stars when they were born was unlucky, and their fate was the same: Death. Why are Romeo and Juliet called “star-crossed lovers?”
Sampson and Gregory (Capulet servants); Abram and Balthasar (Montague servants) Who are fighting at the beginning of Act 1, scene 1?
Benvolio; Sampson bit his thumb at (raised the middle finger) at Abram. Who tries to break up the servants’ fight? What misunderstanding occurs during the fight?
The Prince threatens to put all involved to death if a fight breaks out again. What threat does the Prince make to Capulet and Montague?
sad, depressed, lovestruck How do Benvolio and Montague describe the way Romeo has been acting?
The love of his life, Rosaline, does not love him back, and she took a vow of chastity. Why is Romeo so sad in Act 1, Scene 1?
Find another beautiful woman to love. What advice does Benvolio give to Romeo?
The consequence of fighting in the streets is death. Why does Capulet think it will be easy to keep the peace with him and Montague?
Capulet’s permission to let him marry Juliet. What does Paris ask of Capulet?
Wait 2 years before marrying Juliet. That way, she will be mature enough to marry. What does Capulet tell Paris to do before she can marry Juliet?
He is illiterate (cannot read). What is Peter the servant’s problem?
Crash the Capulets’ masquerade (party). What do Romeo and Benvolio decide to do at the end of Act One, Scene Two?
Only to see Rosaline. Why does Romeo agree with Benvolio, to go to the party?
13 years old (will be 14 in two weeks) How old is Juliet?
She has not thought about marriage yet. What does Juliet tell Lady Capulet when she asks her how she feels about marriage?
Paris wants to marry her, and that she should get to know him. What does Lady Capulet tell Juliet after she responds?
queen of the fairies; visits people’s dreams. What does Mercutio say about Queen Mab and what she does?
Dreams are childish, and do not mean anything. What does Mercutio say about dreams?
Concerned; He thinks he will meet his fate during the masquerade. What is Romeo’s mood at the end of Act 1, Scene 4, and why?
Compares her beauty to birds; love at first sight. What does Romeo think of Juliet when he sees her for the first time?
by the sound of his voice; Tybalt knows a Montague snuck into the party. How does Tybalt recognize Romeo?
Leave Romeo alone, because he was not doing anything wrong. What does Capulet tell his nephew, Tybalt, after Tybalt is ready to throw Romeo out of the party (and possibly kill him?)
how they must kiss each other in order to remove their sins. What were Romeo and Juliet talking about during their conversation together?
the Nurse tells Romeo Juliet’s last name; the Nurse passes on word of Romeo’s last name to Juliet. How do Romeo and Juliet find out each other’s last names?

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