Romeo and Juliet: Quiz 4

Arthur Brooke’s poem served as the main source material for Shakespeare’s play, and Brooke is the original author of the tale of Romeo and Juliet. False
Shakespeare wrote his version of the story of Romeo and Juliet in iambic pentameter, which is the same verse form used in the source material. False
In the source material, the story’s action takes place over many months instead of four days. True
The poem Shakespeare used as source material includes more death and violence than Shakespeare’s play does. False
Shakespeare created a larger role for Mercutio in the play than exists in the source material. True
A reference to a person, place, or thing outside of the text is a(n) allusion
The rate or speed at which the play’s action moves is known as pacing
The inclusion of clues or hints about coming action is a technique known as foreshadowing
A secondary character who functions as a contrast to a major character is a(n) foil
Wordplay that is meant to be witty or humorous is a(n) pun
Which of these correctly lists aspects found in a tiring house? balcony area, dressing room, prop room
Which of the following was NOT a viewing option at an Elizabethan public theatre? standing in the balcony
Which of the following is NOT a way in which private theatres differed from public theatres? Private theatres included a tiring house onstage.
Which of these things did Shakespeare NOT do during his career? publish play scripts
What does Romeo and Juliet have in common with Senecan drama in terms of content? moralizing, emphasis on fate, prophetic dreams
What structural elements of Romeo and Juliet show Seneca’s influence on Elizabethan drama? the presence of a Chorus, the division into five acts, the inclusion of stichomythia
Which of the following plot points are discussed in the Prologue? the love between Romeo and Juliet, the feud between the Capulets and Montagues, the event that will end the Capulet-Montague feud
Which of the following statements regarding gender expectations during Renaissance-era Italy are accurate? Young men were free to go wherever they wanted.Young men were encouraged to be passionate and violent.
Which of the following problems are Romeo and Juliet facing by the end of Act I? Juliet is supposed to be considering Paris as a potential husband.The Capulet-Montague feud has flared up again during a public fight.Tybalt has vowed revenge against Romeo for attending the Capulet feast.

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