Romeo and Juliet questions

1. What is the setting for the play? Act I, Scenes 1-2Verona 1300s
2. What scene of conflict opens the action of the play? Act I, Scenes 1-2An argument between Sampson and Gregory
3. Which character tries to stop the fighting among the servants? Act I, Scenes 1-2Benvolio
4. Which character is aggressive and eager to fight? Act I, Scenes 1-2Tybalt
5. What warning does the Prince give to anyone who breaks the peace again? Act I, Scenes 1-2They will be killed.
6. Who has asked for Juliet’s hand in marriage? Act I, Scenes 1-2Paris
7. How old is Juliet? Act I, Scenes 1-213
8. In what state of mind is Romeo when we first see him in the play? Act I, Scenes 1-2He is in a state of grief.
9. Explain how Romeo finds out about the Capulet ball. Act I, Scenes 1-2He encounters Lord Capulet’s servant, who tells him.
10. How does Benvolio try to remedy Romeo’s lovesickness? Act I, Scenes 1-2Get him a different girl.
1. Who is Susan? Act I, Scenes 3-5The Nurses daughter who has the same birthday as Juliet and is dead.
2. When is Juliet’s birthday? Act I, Scenes 3-5August 1st
3. Why does Lady Capulet visit Juliet? What question does she ask her? Act I, Scenes 3-5She visits her to talk about marriage and asks her if she can love Paris.
4. How do the Nurse and Lady Capulet feel about Paris? Act I, Scenes 3-5They think he is handsome and rich.
5. Which character loves to talk? Act I, Scenes 3-5Mercutio
6. Who is Queen Mab? Act I, Scenes 3-5the fairy’s midwife
7. What premonition does Romeo have? Act I, Scenes 3-5That he is in love and his love doesn’t love him.
8. How did Lord Capulet force the young ladies to dance with him? Act I, Scenes 3-5He whispered in their ear that if they didn’t he would tell people the reason they weren’t dancing was because they ha acorns on their feet.
9. Who recognizes Romeo’s voice at the feast and becomes furious because he is allowed to stay? Act I, Scenes 3-5Tybalt
10. Who first tells Romeo and Juliet who the other is? Act I, Scenes 3-5Nurse
1. Instead of returning home, where does romeo go after the ball? Act II, Scenes 1 and 2Capulet’s orchard
2. What is a soliloquy and how is it used in Scene 2? Act II, Scenes 1 and 2A soliloquy is a monologue spoken by an actor at a point in the play when the character believes himself to be alone. It is used to let the audience know what the characters are thinking.
3. By whose name does Mercutio call for Romeo? Act II, Scenes 1 and 2Rosaline
4. How does Romeo learn of Juliet’s love for him? Act II, Scenes 1 and 2He overhears her talking on her balcony.
5. What does Romeo say helped him climb over the high walls of the Capulet orchard and find Juliet’s window? Act II, Scenes 1 and 2love
6. What do Romeo and Juliet exchange? Act II, Scenes 1 and 2vows of love
7. What do Romeo and Juliet plan to do the next day? Act II, Scenes 1 and 2get married
8. To what does Romeo compare Juliet’s beauty? Act II, Scenes 1 and 2the sun
9. Who keeps interrupting the balcony scene? Act II, Scenes 1 and 2Nurse
10. Why does Juliet ask Romeo not to swear by the moon? Act II, Scenes 1 and 2The moon is not constant therefore if he swears on the moon their love will be inconsistent.
1. What is Friar Lawrence’s special skill or area of knowledge? Act II, Scenes 3 and 4plants and herbs
2. With what does Friar Lawrence compare the beneficial and poisonous parts of the plant? Act II, Scenes 3 and 4Some bad things can turn good and vice versa.
3. About what does the Friar caution Romeo? Act II, Scenes 3 and 4He tells him not to go to fast.
4. Why does the Friar agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? Act II, Scenes 3 and 4He believes that their marriage will end the feud between their families.
5. Who has sent Romeo a challenge for a duel? Act II, Scenes 3 and 4Tybalt
6. What excuse is Juliet to give for going to Friar Lawrence’s cell? Act II, Scenes 3 and 4She is going to confession.
7. Where are Romeo and Juliet to be married? Act II, Scenes 3 and 4Friar Lawrence’s cell (chapel)
8. Who teases Romeo about Rosaline and his love-sickness? Act II, Scenes 3 and 4Mercutio
9. Who teases the Nurse and causes her to become crass? Act II, Scenes 3 and 4Mercutio
10. How does Romeo plan to get into Juliet’s window? Act II, Scenes 3 and 4He will get there with a rope ladder.
1. At what time did Juliet send the Nurse to see Romeo and find out the wedding plans? Act II, Scenes 5 and 69am
2. How long has Juliet been waiting for the Nurse to return with the news from Romeo? Act II, Scenes 5 and 63 hours
3. How does the Nurse react when she finally returns? Act II, Scenes 5 and 6She doesn’t tell Juliet the immediately, which makes her think it is bad news.
4. How does the Nurse feel about the marriage? Act II, Scenes 5 and 6If Juliet is happy she is happy.
5. What is the Friar afraid of? Act II, Scenes 5 and 6He is scared they are rushing into things.
6. The friar warns Romeo again about something. What is it? Act II, Scenes 5 and 6Love in moderation.
7. How much do the lovers say their love has grown? Act II, Scenes 5 and 6Their love cannot be measured.
8. How many people know of the marriage? Act II, Scenes 5 and 64: nurse, friar, Romeo, Juliet
9. Where does the marriage take place? Act II, Scenes 5 and 6Friar Lawrence’s cell
10. What is another name for the Friar? Act II, Scenes 5 and 6the ghostly confessor
1. Who begs Mercutio to leave the streets of Verona because the Capulets might also be out on this extremely hot day? Act III, Scenes 1 and 2Benvolio
2. Who comes to the public square looking for a fight with Romeo? Act III, Scenes 1 and 2Tybalt
3. What does Mercutio call Tybalt? Act III, Scenes 1 and 2good king of cats
4. How does Tybalt insult Romeo and try to get him to fight him? Act III, Scenes 1 and 2He calls him a man servant and villain. He insults him.
5. Why won’t Romeo fight Tybalt? Act III, Scenes 1 and 2Tybalt is Juliet’s cousin, whom is now his wife.
6. Why does Mercutio fight Tybalt? Act III, Scenes 1 and 2Tybalt insulted Romeo. Mercutio is maf hr insulted his friend.
7. How is Mercurio killed? Act III, Scenes 1 and 2He is stabbed by Tybalt.
8. Why does Romeo kill Tybalt? Act III, Scenes 1 and 2He was trying to stop the fight.
9. Who tells the Prince about the murders? Act III, Scenes 1 and 2Benvolio
10. What is Romeo’s punishment? Act III, Scenes 1 and 2banishment
1. What day is it in Scene 3? Act III, Scenes 3 and 4Monday night
2. Where did Romeo run to hide after the murder of Tybalt? Act III, Scenes 3 and 4Friar Lawrence’s cell
3. How does he react to the news that he is banished from Verona? Act III, Scenes 3 and 4He said he would rather die.
4. Who tells him that the Prince has banished him? Act III, Scenes 3 and 4Friar Lawrence
5. What upsets Romeo the most about being banished? Act III, Scenes 3 and 4He is not able to see Juliet.
6. The Friar gives three reasons that Romeo should be happy. What are they? Act III, Scenes 3 and 4Juliet is alive; he is alive, and he is only banished not killed.
7. What does the Nurse give to Romeo? Act III, Scenes 3 and 4Juliet’s ring to Romeo
8. Where is Romeo to go before daybreak? Act III, Scenes 3 and 4Mantua
9. On what day does Lord Capulet plan for Juliet to be married to Paris? Act III, Scenes 3 and 4Thursday
10. Who is to tell Juliet the “good news” concerning her future marriage to Paris? Act III, Scenes 3 and 4Lady Capulet
1. On what day does Scene 5 take place? Act III, Scene 5Thursday morning
2. What significant about the lark and the nightingale? Act III, Scene 5Each sings at a different time of the day, so depending on which is signing you will know what time it is.
3. What vision does Juliet have as Romeo is leaving? Act III, Scene 5Something bad will happen. Romeo is died in a tomb.
4. Who comes to visit with Juliet early that morning? Act III, Scene 5Lady Capulet
5. What news does Lady Capulet give to Juliet? Act III, Scene 5Juliet will marry Paris Thursday
6. What is Juliet’s reaction to the news that Lady Capulet gives her? Act III, Scene 5She refuses and don’t want to.
7. Who does Juliet turn to for help when he parents leave? Act III, Scene 5Nurse
8. What advice does the Nurse give to Juliet? Act III, Scene 5She tells her to marry Paris.
9. Why does Juliet tell the Nurse that she is going to see Friar Lawrence? Act III, Scene 5She is going to confession.
10. If the Friar cannot furnish a solution for Juliet, what does she the power to do? Act III, Scene 5She has the choice to die.
1. Why is Paris at Friar Laurence’s cell? Act IV, Scene 1-3To ask friar to marry him and Juliet on Thursday.
2. What reason does Paris give the Friar for the hasty marriage? Act IV, Scene 1-3It is what Lord Capulet wants. To take Tybalt’s death off of Juliet’s mind.
3. How long will the sleeping potion take effect? Act IV, Scene 1-342 hours
4. Where will Juliet be put after her family believes that she is dead? Act IV, Scene 1-3the Capulet vault
5. Who will be waiting in the tomb when Juliet awakens form the sleeping potion? Act IV, Scene 1-3Romeo and Friar
6. Who is supervising the preparations for the wedding? Act IV, Scene 1-3Lord Capulet
7. What change does Lord Capulet make in the wedding plan? Act IV, Scene 1-3He moves the wedding ump Wednesday instead of Thursday.
8. If the potion does not work, what does Juliet plan to do? Act IV, Scene 1-3Kill herself with the dagger.
9. What vision makes her have the strength to go ahead and drink the potion? Act IV, Scene 1-3Tybalt going after Romeo.
10. How will Romeo know about the plans? Act IV, Scene 1-3Friar Lawrence sends him a letter via Friar John.
1. Scene 4 takes place at what time in the morning? Act IV, Scene 4 and 53am
2. Scene 4 takes place on what day? Act IV, Scene 4 and 5Wednesday
3. How do the Capulets know that Paris is approaching? Act IV, Scene 4 and 5They heard his musicians.
4. Who is sent to wake up Juliet? Act IV, Scene 4 and 5Nurse
5. What does the Nurse find? Act IV, Scene 4 and 5Juliet “dead”
6. Who tries to console the Capulets by saying that Juliet Juliet is better off in heaven? Act IV, Scene 4 and 5Friar Lawrence
7. How do the wedding preparations change after they find Juliet? Act IV, Scene 4 and 5The wedding preparations are turned into a funeral.
8. How does the County Paris react to the death of Juliet? Act IV, Scene 4 and 5He feels, cheated, wronged, and slain. He is very upset and devastated.
9. How does Lord Capulet know that she is dead? Act IV, Scene 4 and 5She is cold, her joints are stiff, no color in her lips, and no pulse.
10. How does the act end? Act IV, Scene 4 and 5An argument between Peter and the musicians. It is comedy in a place of tragedy.
1. Where does Scene 1 take place? Act V, Scenes 1 and 2Mantua
2. What was Romeo’s dream? Act V, Scenes 1 and 2Juliet found him dead.
3. Who brings Romeo the news that Juliet is dead? Act V, Scenes 1 and 2Balfazar, his man servant
4. Why does Romeo go to the Apothecary? Act V, Scenes 1 and 2To get a drug that will kill him.
5. How much does Romeo pay for the poison? Act V, Scenes 1 and 240 ducauts
6. Why does the Apothecary hesitate in selling Romeo the poison? Act V, Scenes 1 and 2It is against the law and he can lose his license.
7. What persuades the Apothecary to go ahead and sell Romeos the poison? Act V, Scenes 1 and 2Romeo is willing to pay a to of money which will bring the apothecary out of poverty.
8. Who does Friar Lawrence entrust with the important letter to Romeo? Act V, Scenes 1 and 2Friar John
9. Why is the letter not delivered to Romeo? Act V, Scenes 1 and 2Friar John is quarantined.
10. How long will it be before Juliet wakes up? Act V, Scenes 1 and 23 hours
1. Why is Paris at Juliet’s tomb? Act V, Scene 3He has come to bring flowers; pay respects and mourn.
2. What is Paris’ last request? Act V, Scene 3To be played in the tomb next to Juliet.
3. Why does Paris think Romeo has come to the Capulet tomb? Act V, Scene 3Romeo has come to damage it.
4. Who kills Paris? Act V, Scene 3Romeo
5. If Romeo had not been so hasty in drinking the poison, what would he have noticed about Juliet? Act V, Scene 3He would have understood why Juliet’s lips and cheeks were crimson. She was beginning to wake up from the potion.
6. Name the people who have died in the scene. Act V, Scene 3Paris, Romeo, Juliet, Lady Montague.
7. Where does Friar Lawrence want to take Juliet? Act V, Scene 3a “sisterhood of holy nuns”
8. How does Juliet kill herself? Act V, Scene 3She uses Romeo’s dagger
9. Who is suspected the most as a murder and why? Act V, Scene 3Friar Lawrence because he is carrying tools for digging and opening tombs.
10. What four accounts does the Prince hear? Act V, Scene 3Friar Laurence, Balthasar, the Page, the letter in Balthasar’s possession

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