Romeo and Juliet Study Guide Questions Act 1

In the Prologue, what does the chorus say will happen to the two lovers? they will take their lives
What does Escalus say he will do to anyone who fights in the future? they will be killed
. How does Benvolio say the fighting began? Capulet & Montague servants were fighting. He tried to stop them but Tybalt came up and swung first
According to Benvolio and Mercutio, how has Romeo been acting recently? He has been acting strange. He wants to be alone and seems sad.
What remedy does Benvolio suggest for Romeo’s problem? forget about the girl and seek other beauties.
In scene 2, what does Capulet tell Paris he will have to do in order to marry Juliet? He will have to win her over, or wait for her to be older.
Why does the servant ask Romeo to read the list of guests who are invited to the party at theCapulets? The servant can’t read but Romeo can.
. What makes Romeo decide to go to the party? Rosaline will be there
In scene 3 we learn that Juliet is how old? 13, two weeks from 14
. What is the nurse’s opinion of Paris? He’s handsome and perfect as a statue.
. How do Romeo and friends plan to hide their identity at the Capulet’s party? they wore masks
who is queen mab? midwife of the fairies in Mercutio’s dreams; a fairy who comes to you in your sleep and shows you what you most desire
What feelings about dreams does Mercutio express in his Queen Mab monologue? they lie; rambling crazy stuff
At the end of scene 4, what does Romeo fear? Romeo is afraid of something that will set things into motion that night will ultimately result in him being dead
How does Romeo react when he first sees Juliet? To what does he compare her? he is awestruck and finds her extremely compelling. he feels the need to go and talk to her.
How does Juliet react to Romeo in their first meeting? she is in love with him
How does Tybalt react to the news that Romeo is at the party? How does Capulet react? Tybalt wants them to be killed. Capulet said that he is not hurting anyone.

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