Romeo and Juliet Test

Allusion A reference to a famous work of art or literature(Ex. “…She’ll not be hit/ With cupids arrow. She hath Dian’s wit,” – Romeo, Act 1, Scene 1, Line 207-208)
Apostrophe Addressing an inanimate object, or nonliving person. (Ex. .”Come, night; come, Romeo; come, thou day in night” -Juliet, Act 3: Scene 2, Line 17)
Anachronism Something that is out of place from its time period. (in Shakespeare’s times but not in the time of Romeo and Juliet) (Ex. “Shot from the deadly level of a gun,” -Romeo, Act 3: Scene 3, Line 103″Like powder in a skilless soldiers flask,” -Friar, Act 3: scene 3, Line 132)
Aside a remark or passage by a character in a play that is intended to be heard by the audience but unheard by the other characters in the play
Blank Verse Poetry written in unryhmed iambic petameter
Couplet two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by rhyme, that form a unit
Drama play written to be preformed in front of an audience
Dialogue conversation between two or more people
Stage direction instruction in the text of a play
Setting place or time it takes place
Props portable objects used in a play or movie
Acts main division of a play, ballet, or opera
Scene the place where an incident in real life or fiction occurs or occurred
Dramatic convention set of rules actors and audience is familiar with: male playing female role, written in poetic verses, established setting and emotion through dialogue, plays during day
Dramatic irony the actors in the play know something that the characters don’t
Monologue a long speech by one actor in a play or movie, or as part of a theatrical or broadcast program.
Oxymoron Two words that appear together but contradicts itself.(Ex. “Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health,” -Romeo, Act 1, Line 179 )
Pun a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings.(Ex. “Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man” -Mercutio, Act 3, Scene 1, Lines 96-97)
Prologue Introduction to a play, sets up the story
Soliloquy an act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play (Ex. Juliet’s speech expressing her fears before she drinks the potion -Act 4: Scene 3, Lines 14-58)
Sonnet a fourteen line lyric poem, usually written in iambic pentameter that has one of several rhyme schemes
Tragedy a tragic flaw is a character trait that causes the downfall of a hero or heroine(Ex. Romeo and Juliet are too impulsive, they never think about the consequences of their actions ( 3rd theme) )
Stratford-upon-Avon Where was Shakespeare born?
April 23, 1564 When was Shakespeare born?
April 23, 1616 When did Shakespeare die?
Anne Hathaway Who was Shakespeare’s wife?
Susanna, Judith, Hamnet What were Shakespeare’s kids names?
Elizabeth I (1558-1603)James Stuart I Who were the reigning monarchs of England during Shakespeare’s time?
England Where did he live while writing his plays?
Actor and a Poet Besides writing plays he was an…
The globe What was the name of Shakespeare’s theater?
Open Thatched roof, 8 sides, known as wooden O, Burned down a few times, no women, 3 tiers What are some characteristics of the globe?
Lord Chamberlain’s men and The King’s Men What were the 2 names of Shakespeare’s acting company?
37 How many plays did he write?
As you like it, A midsummer night’s dream, The taming of the shrew What are some of Shakespeare’s comedies?
Henry the 5th, Richard the 3rd What are some of Shakespeare’s histories?
Hamlet, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, Othello, Romeo and Juliet What are some of his tragedies?
Blank Verse In what form are his plays written in?
154 sonnets How many poems did he write?
1623, first folio When and how were his first plays published?
His plays are timeless, the events still occur today, his plays effect people no other playwright can do Why do we still read/watch his works today?
West Side story into a Broadway musical, Taming of the Shrew into broadway musical Kiss Me Kate What are some modern adaption of Shakespeare’s plays?
People often blame outside forces for their problems rather than taking responsibility for their own actions What is the 1st theme of Romeo and Juliet?
Love can make enemies reconcile their differences What is the 2nd theme of Romeo and Juliet?
A lack of moderation in one’s actions can lead to dire consequences What is the 3rd theme of Romeo and Juliet?
The 1st theme What theme are these quotations from? “I fear, too early; for my mind misgives/ some consequence yet hanging in the stars/ shall bitterly begin his fearful date”-Romeo, Act 1, Scene IV, Lines 106-108″ O, I am fortune’s fool!” -Romeo, Act 3: Scene 1, Line 134
The 2nd theme What theme are these quotations from?”What’s in a name?/ That which we call a rose/ By another name would mell as sweet.” -Juliet, Act ll, Scene ll, LInes 43-44″O brother Montague, give me thy hand.” -Lord Capulet, Act V: Scene 3, Line 296
The 3rd theme What theme are these quotations from?”…Although I joy in thee,/ I have no joy in this contract tonight./It is too rash, too unadvised, to sudden,” -Juliet, Act ll, Scene ll, Lines 116-118″ Therefore love moderately: long love doth so;” -Friar Laurence, Act ll, Scene Vl, Line 14
Verona Italy, 14th century When and where does the play take place?
They will be killed What happens if the Capulet’s and Montague’s fight in the street again? (Act 1)
His unrequited love for Rosaline Why is Romeo depressed in the beginning of the play?
At the Capulet’s feast that night Where will Juliet see Paris for the first time?
Her mom wants her to marry, her dad would like her to wait two years What are her parents contradicting views towards her marriage with Paris? (Act 1)
To see pretty girls and get over Rosaline Why does Benvolio want Romeo to go to the party> (Act 1)
Fairy that delivers dreams Who is Queen Mab? (Act 1)
He thinks she is the most beautiful girl in the world and is in love with her What happens when Romeo first sees Juliet? (Act 1)
Th Nurse tells them How do Romeo and Juliet each find out that their families are enemies? (Act 1)
In the Capulet orchard Where does Romeo hide from Benvolio and Mercutio?(act 2)
Sun, Angel, Stars What does Romeo compare Juliet to? (act 2)
She is in love with his character not his label What does Juliet say, not realizing Romeo is litsening
To meet her messenger to tell her when and where they will get married What does Juliet tell Romeo to do? (act 2)
To unite the families and end the fued What does Friar Lawrence hope marrying them will do? (act 2)
Romeo never heard about the letter challenging him to a duel What bad news do we figure out regarding the letter to Romeo? (Act 2)
To go to Friar Lawrence’s cell that afternoon What does Romeo tell the nurse to tell Juliet? (Act 2)
She is stalling What does the nurse do when telling Juliet, Romeo’s message? (act 2)
Their passion is so strong, but they need to slow down or something bad could happen What does Friar Lawrence warn Romeo? (Act 2)
Their marriage What is about to happen at the end of Act 2?
He does not want to fight because he loves him What is Romeo’s response to Tybalt’s challenge? (act 3)
He gets in between them, but this allowed Tybalt to kill Mercutio What does Romeo do to try and stop the fighting between Mercutio and Tybalt? (act 3)
He curses the Montague’s and Capulet’s and his death is ironic because he is neither What does Mercutio say when he is about to die? (act 3)
Romeo is banned from Verona and will be killed if he returns What is Romeo’s punishment? (act 3)
She would normally hate them, but she loves Romeo, her husband What does Juliet feel when she finds out who killed her cousin? (act 3)
Juliet is alive and loves you, Tybalt didn’t kill you, and all he did was banish you and he could have killed you What three things does Friar Lawrence say Romeo should be happy about? (act 3)
She is going to marry Paris on Thursday- dramatic irony Juliet’s parents are unaware that she is married to Romeo, what is their plan for her? (act 3)
12-16 hours How long have Romeo and Juliet been married? (act 3)
Juliet sees him dead in a tomb What vision does Juliet foreshadow when Romeo sleeps over? (act 3)
He will throw her out and disown her What will happen if Juliet refuses to marry Paris? (act 3)
She tells her to just go marry Paris instead of Romeo What does the nurse tell Juliet to do? (act 3)
To get out of marrying Paris Why does Juliet go to Friar Lawrence’s cell? (act 4)
Go home and agree to marry Paris, then take the potion to be in a 42 hour coma What is Friar Lawrence’s plan for Juliet? (act 4)
Friar Lawrence will send a letter How will Romeo find out about the plan? (act 4)
Romeo will be at the grave when she awakens When will they reunite? (act 4)
She says she is sorry and will do whatever they want her to do What does Juliet do to say she agrees to marry Paris? (act 4)
It won’t work at all, It will kill her, She will suffocate before Romeo comes, Tybalt’s dead body What is Juliet worried about when she drinks the potion? (act 4)
The have been planning the wedding What has everyone been doing while Juliet is drinking the potion? (act 4)
That she will wake up and is just in a coma What do we know about Juliet that no one else does? (act 4: when they think she is dead)
Marriage and a funeral What contrasting events does act 4 begin and end with?
That she is in a better place now What does Friar say to comfort the Capulet’s?
That Juliet is dead What bad news does the servant tell Romeo? (act 5)
To buy poison to take at Juliet’s grave Why does Romeo visit an apothecary?(act 5)
Friar John never left Verona because he got stuck in quarantine of the plague Why does Romeo never get the letter? (act 5)
He plans to come every night to put flowers on Juliet’s tomb Why is Paris at the churchyard late at night? (act 5)
He thinks Romeo is coming to mess with the tombs Why does Paris think Romeo is there? (act 5)
Romeo tries to avoid fighting, but ends up killing Paris How does Paris die? (act 5)
We know that Juliet is about to wake up What do we know that Romeo does not when he is looking at Juliet’s body? (act 5)
Romeo is dead What does the Friar tell Juliet when she wakes up? (act 5)
Romeo’s dagger What does Juliet kill herself with
The families reconcile and end the fued What is the result of their deaths? (act 5)
Friar Lawrence Who summarizes what happens? (act 5)
A prologue What does Acts 1 and 2 begin with?

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