Romeo and Juliet Final Plot Review

In Act I, Prince Escalus says that the next time a fight breaks out on the streets of Verona, the instigators will be punished how? By paying with their lives
Juliet needs an excuse to leave her house to meet Romeo for their wedding at the end of Act II. So, she tells her family that she is going why? To confess her sins to the priest
When Romeo learns that the Prince has banished him from Verona, he does what? Says that he would rather dieRolls around on the floor of Friar Lawrence’s cell while hysterically cryingReceives a speech from Friar Lawrence about how “happy” (lucky) he actually is to have defeated a deadly enemy and be awarded a reduced sentence from the PrinceIs relieved to hear from the Nurse that, despite her grief for Tybalt, Juliet loves Romeo and has sent him a ring
Romeo reveals to Benvolio in Act I that the woman he loves is what? Has vowed to remain chaste and never marry
Which character refuses to leave the tomb in Act V, saying “I will not away.” Juliet
When Act III, Scene 1 begins, Mercutio and Benvolio know what? Tybalt has challenged Romeo to a duel
What is Romeo’s immediate reaction to Mercutio’s death in Act III? He challenges Tybalt to another duel, a duel in which one of their souls will accompany Mercutio’s soul
In Act II, Scene 2, Juliet compares the “bounty” of her love for Romeo or the enormity of her love to “____ ____, for both are infinite.” The sea
After Lord Capulet orders her to marry Paris, Juliet seeks help from Friar Lawrence saying “Be not so long to speak, I long to die.” (IV, 1) giving Friar Lawrence the idea that young Juliet might be brave enough to do what? Fake her death by drinking a sleeping potion and being placed in the family tomb
Quotation identification: Who is speaking in the quotation?What’s in a name? That which we call a roseBy any other word would smell as sweet.So Romeo would, were he not Romeo called,Retain that dear perfection which he owesWithout that title. Romeo, doff thy name,And for that name, which is no part of thee,Take all myself. (II,2) Juliet
In Act II, Scene 2, Romeo uses a metaphor to compare Juliet to what? The sun
Paris originally believed that Juliet died from what? Grief over Tybalt’s death
When Juliet hears that Romeo has killed her cousin Tybalt, her FIRST response is to do what? Complain that Romeo deceived her about his true nature
When Tybalt seeks out Romeo and insults him in Act III, only the audience and Romeo know that the reason Romeo refuses to fight is what? He realizes Tybalt is now his cousin due to his recent marriage to Juliet
In Act V, Scene 1, Romeo asks Balthasar, “Hast thou no letters to me from the Friar?” When Balthasar answers, “No, my good lord,” the audience realizes what? Something has gone terribly wrong with the Friar’s plan
Quotation identification: Who is speaking in the quotation?True, I talk of dreams,Which are the children of an idle brain,Begot of nothing but vain fantasy,Which is as thin of substance as the airAnd more inconstant than the wind, (I, 4) Mercutio
In the Prologue to Act I, “star-crossed” means what? Unlucky
In Act II, Scene 2, the famous balcony scene, while Romeo secretly watches Juliet at her chamber window, he says:The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars,As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heavenWould through the airy region stream so brightThat birds would sing and think it were not night.See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand! (II,2)Then, Romeo says that he wishes he were what? A glove upon that hand, that I might touch that cheek
What means does Juliet use to take her own life in Act V, Scene 3? After trying to get some poison from Romeo’s lips and his vial, she resorts to using Romeo’s dagger
The news that Balthasar brings from Verona to Romeo in Act V is what? That Juliet is dead
A fourteen-line poem with an ABAB rhyme scheme that is usually written about love is what type of poem? Sonnet
When Act V, Scene 1 begins, Romeo says:If I may trust the flattering truth of sleep,My dreams presage some joyful news at hand.Romeo dreamed what? A strange dream in which he was dead but still able to think and dream.That his Juliet came and found him dead.That he was an emperor.That Juliet kissed his lips and revived him from death
In Act I, Benvolio advises his cousin Romeo to do what? “Examine other beauties”
During Act V, Romeo speaks to which people? HimselfParis, whom his slays, and Juliet, whom he believes is dead.Balthasar.A poor apothecary
Who is speaking in this quotation from Act V, Scene 3?Death, that hath suck’d the honey of thy breath,Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty:Thou art not conquer’d; beauty’s ensign yetIs crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks,And death’s pale flag is not advanced there. Romeo
The prince remarks that who is punished by the deaths of Romeo, Juliet, Paris, Mercutio, Tybalt, and Lady Montague? All are punished
Romeo’s dream, spoken alone on stage in Act V, Scene 1, is an example of _______.I dreamt my lady came and found me dead…And breathed such life with kisses in my lips,That I revived, and was an emperor. (V,1) Soliloquy
In Act II, Scene 3, why does Romeo reveals his love for Juliet to Friar Lawrence? He wants the friar to perform their opening ceremony
In Act I Scene 1, Benvolio enters into the fight between the servants in order to do what? Separate the brawlers and restore peace to the streets
In Act I, Romeo’s parents tell their nephew Benvolio that they are worried about Romeo because he has been…. Seemingly depressed, but they don’t know why
Friar Lawrence predicted that the roses in Juliet’s cheeks and lips would turn to ashes. Yet later, when Romeo sees Juliet lying in the tomb, he remarks what? That her beauty has not been defeated by death
Quotation identification: Who is being SPOKEN TO in the quotation?Lo, here upon thy cheek the stain doth sitOf an old tear that is not wash’d off yet:If e’er thou wast thyself and these woes thine,Thou and these woes were all for Rosaline:And art thou changed? pronounce this sentence then,Women may fall, when there’s no strength in men. (II, 3) Romeo
At the beginning of Act V, Scene 3, the audience expects to see Romeo and his servant approaching the Capulets’ tomb. Instead, they are surprised to find someone else approaching the tomb. Who? Paris
Mercutio fights Tybalt and dies in Act III why? Mercutio received a blow from Tybalt’s sword under Romeo’s armMercutio was stabbed by Tybalt’s swordRomeo came between the two, trying to break up the fightMercutio was blocked by Romeo stepping between the two men
Why does he apothecary sell Romeo the illegal poison? He is poor and needs the money
According to the friar’s plan in Act IV, Romeo will do what? Rescue Juliet from the Capulets’ tomb, escape to Mantua, then someday joyfully return to Verona
Which character confirms the truth of the tragic story by producing a letter from Romeo for the Prince’s scrutiny? Balthasar
Why does Friar Lawrence agree to perform the wedding of Romeo and Juliet? He hopes it will bring an end to the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets
In Act I, Scene 3, with Juliet, Lady Capulet, and the Nurse, the Nurse tells……. A long story about when Juliet was being weaned.A long, silly story about the day of the earthquake.A story about when Juliet was a toddler. A long story about a time when Juliet “broke her brow.”
Romeo and Benvolio discover in Act I that Lord Capulet is hosting a feast through whom? An illiterate Capulet servant who is bearing a guest list(Peter)
In Act I, Scene 3, when Juliet hears from her mother that Paris wants to marry her she does what? She promises to consider him, if that is what her parents want
Why did Romeo not receive Friar Lawrence’s letter about Juliet? Friar John was prevented from delivering the letter when he was quarantined
In Act I Scene i, who are Gregory and Sampson? Capulet servants who talk as if they are military conquerors
Besides Friar Lawrence, who is the only character who knows about Romeo and Juliet’s wedding? The Nurse
Who explains the bulk of Romeo and Juliet’s tragedy to the Prince and other members of the community? Friar Lawrence
In his dying moments, Mercutio says what? “A plague on both your houses!”
When Friar Lawrence learns about the undelivered letter, he realizes what? Friar Lawrence now needs to rescue Juliet from the tomb by himselfIf Romeo hears news of Juliet’s death, he will believe itJuliet will be extremely upset if Romeo is not there when she wakens
True or False:Throughout the entire play the audience discovers the original reason of the Capulet-Montague feud. False
Quotation identification: Who is being SPOKEN TO in the quotation below?Three civil brawls, bred of an airy word,By thee, old Capulet, and Montague,Have thrice disturb’d the quiet of our streets,And made Verona’s ancient citizensCast by their grave beseeming ornaments,To wield old partisans, in hands as old,Canker’d with peace, to part your canker’d hate:If ever you disturb our streets again,Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace. (I,1) The Capulets and the Montagues
In Act IV Friar Lawrence tells Juliet what will happen when she drinks his potion: “The roses in thy lips and cheeks shall fade to . . . ashes.” These lines make use of the literary device called what? Metaphor
In Act II, Scene 2, who speaks the famous lines, “What’s in a name? A rose by any other word would smell as sweet”? Juliet
In Act II, Scene 2, what gives Romeo the courage to tell Juliet his true feelings about her? He first overhears Juliet speaking of her feelings for him
Who is speaking in the following quotation from Act V, Scene 1?Her body sleeps in Capel’s monument,And her immortal part with angels lives.I saw her laid low in her kindred’s vault,And presently took post to tell it you:O, pardon me for bringing these ill news Balthasar
The dramatic irony in Romeo’s death scene (V, 3) is that when he visits Juliet in the Capulets’ tomb, the audience realizes what? Juliet is about to waken from her potion induced slumber if Romeo would just wait.
In Act IV when Juliet returns home from Friar Lawrence’s cell, she tells her father, Lord Capulet, that the priest has done what? Ordered her to obey her father and marry Paris
After meeting Juliet at the Capulet ball and then having a long conversation with her outside her chamber, where does Romeo go next in Act II, Scene 3? He goes to see Friar Lawrence to arrange their wedding
When Romeo is at the Capulet tomb in Act V, he speculates that Death has taken Juliet from the earth to be his lover. This is a literary allusion that reminds the audience of what? The Persephone myth
When Romeo first tells Friar Lawrence of his love for Juliet in Act II, Scene 3, Friar chides or teases Romeo about just recently doing what? Crying over Rosaline
The Prologue to Act I explains what? A summary of the plot including how the play will end
In Act IV, scene 1, when Juliet first arrives at Friar Lawrence’s cell, she has an awkward conversation with whom? Paris
Juliet stops criticizing Romeo for Tybalt’s death after what? She hears the Nurse say, “Shame on Romeo.” Juliet then sides with her husband
When Romeo encounters Paris at the Capulet tomb and says to Paris, “I love thee better than myself,” the audience may be reminded of Romeo’s words to whom? To Tybalt before Mercutio’s death
From his very first words in the play, Tybalt presents himself as a what? Hateful bully
When Romeo refuses to fight Tybalt because they are cousins due to his recent marriage with Juliet, the audience is aware of his reason, but no one on the stage knows this information. The literary device that is used when the audience has privileged information of which only one or a few characters are aware is called what? Dramatic irony
In Act V, Scene 3, which character is present when Juliet wakens to find dead Romeo, runs away, and then appears again to explain everything for the prince and grieving relatives? Friar Lawrence
In today’s world, the closest thing to an apothecary is what? A drug store pharmacist
When Romeo hears the news from Verona, he says, “Is it e’en so? Then I defy you, stars.” (V,1). In this play, the stars are associated with what? A person’s fate or destiny
In Act I, Scene 3, what does Lady Capulet say about Paris’s request to marry Juliet? She believes Juliet is old enough to marry Paris
In order to be with Juliet on their wedding night, Romeo needs what? A rope ladder
In Act I, Scene 4, Mercutio resembles the Nurse in that they both do what? Provide a source of comedy for the audienceSpeak openly about love and sex.Deliver long speeches.Are often asked to stop talking
“But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,Who is already sick and pale with griefThat thou, her maid, art far more fair than she. . . .”Was said by whom to who? Romeo to Juliet
“From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life,Whose misadventured piteous overthrows Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife. . . . “Is said by whom? Chorus
“O, I am fortune’s fool! . . .” is said by whom? Romeo
“Then I defy you, stars.” is said by whom? Romeo
When was this play written and where? London in the 1590s
To which city does Romeo go after being exiled from Verona? Mantua
Why is Romeo exiled? For killing Tybalt
What fairy visits Romeo in his dreams? Queen Mab
What does the Nurse advise Juliet to do after Romeo is exiled? Act as if Romeo is dead and marry Paris
Where do Romeo and Juliet meet? At Capulet’s feast
What, at first, does Juliet claim that Romeo hears the morning after their wedding night? The nightingale
Who discovers Juliet after she takes Friar Lawrence’s potion? The Nurse
Who proposes that a gold statue of Juliet be built in Verona? Montague
On what day do Romeo and Juliet meet? Sunday
With whom is Romeo madly in love for the first two scenes of the play? Rosaline
In what year did Shakespeare die? 1616
Why does Tybalt first challenge Romeo to a duel? He is offended that Romeo shows up at the Capulet ball
In what area is Friar Lawrence an expert? Plants and herbs
How is Tybalt related to Juliet? Cousin
When Romeo meets Juliet for the first time, to what does he compare her? A jewel
What are Friar Lawrence’s fears of marrying the couple? a) He may get in trouble with the two families b) They are not really in love c) He can not remember the wedding ceremony d) Both a and b Both A and B
In Romeo and Juliet, who speaks in rhyme? Teenagers(Romeo and Juliet
Lady Capulet thinks her threat to send someone to poison Romeo will make Juliet feel ___________. Comforted
What does Capulet use in an attempt to get Juliet to agree to marry Paris? Threats
Which of the following is an example of a soliloquy in Act III?
Why does Juliet tell the Nurse that her advice about marrying Paris has comforted her?
What does Lord Capulet threaten to do if Juliet does not agree to marry Paris? Disown her
Which of the following best describes Juliet’s remarks to Paris in Friar Lawrence’s cell? She speaks truthfully but is not referring to him
Whom does Juliet see at Friar Lawrence’s cell in act 4? Paris
When Juliet is speaking to Paris in Friar Lawrence’s cell, the following bit of dialogue occurs: PARIS: Thy face is mine, and thou hast sland’red it. JULIET: It may be so, for it is not mine own. What is Juliet suggesting with this line? She is putting on a fake face for Paris; she is not being her self.
Before she drinks the potion, Juliet fears all of the following except what?a) it will not work at all b) it will actually kill her c) Romeo will not come for her d) She will wake up early and go insane She will wake up early and go insane
At which point does Juliet accomplish the first step of the plan? When she tells her father that she will marry Paris
What is the name of Romeo’s servant? Balthasar
What kind of animal do Romeo and his servant ride to Verona? Horse
What happens to someone who sells deadly drugs in Mantua? Put to death
What does Romeo give to his servant to give to his father? A suicide letter
What does Romeo tell his servant he is going to do in the tomb?a) Get a ring from Juliet’s finger b) Look at Juliet’s face one last time c) Kill himself d) Both a and b d
What is Paris’s last request? To be buried next to Juliet
True or False: Paris thinks that Romeo is going to do something to the bodies in the Capulet’s tomb True
In the end of the play, what happens between the Capulets and the Montagues? They reunite and become friends again
The Friar tells Romeo that he loves with his ________. Eyes
What is the last line of Romeo and Juliet? ” For never was a story of more woe, Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”
Romeo and his friends escape detection at the party because they are wearing _____________. Masks
When Juliet finds out about Romeo’s last name, she says what? “My only love sprung from my only hate.”
True or False: Romeo buried Paris’s body next to Juliet’s. True

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