Romeo and Juliet Story Questions

Where is the play set? Verona, Italy
Who are the feuding families? Capulets and Montagues
How long have the families been feuding? Many years
Why is Romeo depressed in the beginning of the play? The woman he loves, Rosaline, does not love him back as he loves her.
What is considered an insult, which caused a fight between Samson, Gregory, and Abram? Biting your thumb at someone, which causes them to fight.
Who stopped the first fight? The Prince.
What is the consequence for any further fighting? Death
Who does Mercutio reference to explain the reason why people dream? Queen Mab
How does Romeo meet Juliet? At the Capulet’s party, which Romeo snuck in just so he could see Rosaline, but ends up falling in love with Juliet.
Why does Juliet tell Romeo to not swear by the moon to prove he loves her? The moon is inconstant, or changes all the time, and she fears his love would change too.
Who recognizes Romeo at the party? Tybalt sees him and wants to fight.
Whose family does Mercutio belong to? Capulet
What family does Tybalt belong to? Montague
Who is Count Paris? Who is he related to? He is the man who is courting Juliet with the consent of her father. He is a kinsman to Mercutio and the Prince.
What if Friar Lawrence’s advice to Romeo when he comes to ask him to marry Romeo and Juliet? What is his advice to them both at their wedding? Be a little slower and think through your actions wisely. Doing things too quickly will cause you to fall. Love moderately so your love will last for a long time.
Why does Friar Lawrence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? What does he hope will happen? He agrees because he thinks that their marriage will end the feud between the families.
Who is the voice of reason when Romeo acts rashly? What advice does he give Romeo in the beginning of the play when he is sad? The voice of reason is Benvolio. He tells Romeo in the beginning to forget Rosaline and look for other beautiful women who also like him. After Romeo kills Tybalt, Benvolio tells him to run away before he is also killed.
Why was Romeo banished from Verona? He killed Tybalt.
Where does Romeo go after his banishment? Mantua
Who killed Mercutio? Why? Tybalt killed Mercutio because Tybalt wanted to fight Romeo but Romeo refused to fight him. To avenge Romeo’s honor, Mercutio picked a fight with Tybalt. Romeo got in between them to try to stop the fight and Tybalt stabbed Mercutio under Romeo’s arm.
Who killed Tybalt? Why? Romeo killed Tybalt, because Tybalt killed Mercutio.
How does Lady Capulet want to get revenge on Romeo? Since the Prince merely banished Romeo, she wants to send a man with poison to kill him while he is in exile in Mantua. She also hopes to make Juliet happy again.
How many days after Tybalt’s death is Juliet’s wedding planned to be held? 3
What reason/s does Juliet give for why she will not marry Paris? She is in love with Romeo and that is the only way she thinks she can stop the families from fighting.
What will Lord Capulet do if Juliet refuses to marry Paris? Kick her out of his house and act as she is not one of his own.
What does the Nurse suggest Juliet do about the impending wedding to Paris? Forget Romeo and marry Paris since he is a nice, handsome man with a good family, and Romeo is in disgrace and can’t come back and fight for her hand.
What does Friar Lawrence suggest Juliet do about the impending wedding to Paris? Take a potion which will make her seem to be dead-he will write to Romeo, and Romeo will come to her and take her from the tomb to Mantua, where they will wait for the Prince’s forgiveness and their parents to end the feud.
What does Juliet threaten to do if she is forced to marry Paris? She will commit suicide.
How does Juliet deal with the plan to marry Paris? She follows the Friar’s advice, even though she is a little concerned that he is actually tricking her into killing herself.
What is Friar Lawrence’s plan to get Juliet to Romeo? He will send a letter explaining the plan to Romeo with Friar John, who will help Romeo sneak back into Verona, and then they will run off together.
Who knows that Romeo and Juliet are married? Friar Lawrence and the Nurse
Why did Friar Lawrence’s letter not get to Romeo? Friar John was quarantined with some sick people and wasn’t allowed to leave.
Where does Romeo get the poison? A apothecary who was poor and needed money.
Whose body is in the tomb with Juliet when she is under the spell of the potion? Tyablt’s
Who else is in Juliet’s tomb when Romeo arrives? Paris, and then Paris attacks and Romeo kills him.
How does Romeo die? He drinks the poison the poor apothecary gave him.
How does Juliet die at the end of the play? She stabs herself with Romeo’s dagger when she discovers that he has drunk all the poison.
What happened to Lady Montague after Romeo was banished? He dies of her own grief.
What ended the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues? The children died.
What does Capulet swear to do at the end of the play? They build a statue of Romeo.
What does Montague swear to do at the end of the play? They also build a statue, but of Juliet which is made out of all gold.
How long after their wedding does Romeo kill Tybalt? One hour

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