Romeo and Juliet Unit Test

Who is the author? William Shakespeare
Who are the two rivaling families? The Montague and Capulet families
Name members of the Montague family: RomeoLady/Lord Montague Benvolio (cousin)Mercutio (friend)Balthasar (servant)
Name members of the Capulet family: JulietLady/Lord Capulet Nurse (Juliet’s nanny)Tybalt (cousin)
Who is the prince of the city? Name two “relatives” of the prince Prince Escalus:Mercutio Paris
Where is the story taking place? Verona, Italy
Act 1 Scene 1 There is a fight in the town square of Verona. The servants Sampson and Gregory, Capulets, and Abram the Montague get aggressive with each other. Benvolio tries to keep the peace but Tybalt challenges Benvolio. Everyone starts fighting until Prince Escalus comes and breaks up the fight, saying this has happened 3 times before, and if it happens again, those involved will die.Benvolio returns to the Montague house and discusses how Romeo has been acting with the Montague Lords. He has been depressed and sitting in the dark. It is because he is in love with Rosaline, but she has taken a vow of chastity.
Act 1 Scene 2act Paris, a potential suitor for Juliet, asks Capulet permission to marry Juliet. Capulet tells Paris to wait a few years because she’s only 13. Capulet also tells Paris to woo her because he wants Juliet to be happy and marry a man she loves. Capulet invites Paris to a party so he can check out Juliet and other women. He sends off his servant with a guest list, but the servant can’t read. The servant stops Romeo, not knowing he’s a Montague, and asks for his help. Romeo obliges, and is invited to the party. Benvolio wants Romeo to go to see other women, but Romeo wants to see Rosaline.
Act 1 Scene 3 The Nurse and Lady Capulet tell Juliet that Paris is interested in marrying her. Juliet is not enthusiastic, but agrees to check him out.
Act 1 Scene 4 Romeo, Benvolio, and Mercutio are getting ready to crash the Capulet party. Mercutio gives a speech about Queen Mab, the dream fairy. She is evil and gives people false hopes. The party is a mascaraed, so they’re all wearing masks.
Act 1 Scene 5 At the Capulet party, Romeo sees Juliet and it’s love at first sight. Romeo pulls Juliet aside, and ends up wooing her and kissing her. Tybalt recognizes Romeo by the sound of his voice and is fuming. He goes to Lord Capulet but Capulet tells him to back down, for he does not want a feud at the party. The Nurse reveals Juliet is a Capulet and Romeo is a Montague and the two are devastated.
Act 2 Scene 1 Romeo doesn’t want to leave and decides he is going to find Juliet. Benvolio and Mercutio talk trash about Romeo thinking he went home. Meanwhile, Romeo climbs the Capulet orchard wall into the garden outside Juliet’s balcony.
Act 2 Scene 2 Romeo is bellow Juliet’s balcony and is stalking her. Juliet wonders why Romeo has to be a Montague. She confesses that she is in love, and Romeo then reveals himself. Juliet worries about her reputation and being too easily wooed, but Romeo says he wants to marry her. Juliet says her nurse will find him in the morning to discuss when and where the two shall marry.
Act 2 Scene 3 The Friar is outside at the crack of dawn collecting herbs and flowers. He comments on the effects of various herbs, saying some are poisonous and some are healing. Romeo arrives and asks Friar Laurence to marry him and Juliet, but the Friar is worried Romeo is going too fast. He agrees hoping that it will end the feud.
Act 2 Scene 4 Tybalt had sent Romeo a letter challenging him to a duel. Mercutio and Benvolio are concerned, but confident he’ll defend his honor. The Nurse goes to see Romeo to find out his response about marrying Juliet. Romeo tells the nurse to meet him at Friar Laurence’s cell. Juliet eagerly awaits the response, and when the nurse tells her, she goes to the Friar.
Act 2 Scenes 5 & 6 Romeo and Friar Laurence wait for Juliet in the chapel. The Friar tells Romeo to love moderately. Juliet arrives and the two young lovers get married.
Act 3 Scene 1 Romeo meets up with Benvolio and Mercutio in the town square. Tybalt enters; Romeo tries to make peace but Tybalt and the boys call him a coward. Mecutio decides to defend Romeo’s honor for him and takes his place in the duel. Mercutio dies when Romeo intervenes, and claims, “A plague o’ both houses!” Romeo is infuriated and challenges Tybalt. Romeo kills Tybalt. The Prince banishes Romeo from Verona.
Act 3 Scene 2 Juliet impatiently waits for Romeo to arrive to her room for their honeymoon night. The Nurse arrives and tells her Tybalt is dead. Juliet is distraught at first but then realizes Tybalt would’ve killed Romeo and she takes his side. The Nurse promises to find Romeo and bring him to her.
Act 3 Scene 3 Romeo is hiding in the Friar’s cell. He is upset he is banished and threatens to kill himself because he’d rather be dead than live a life without Juliet. Friar scolds him for being emotional and comforts him. The Friar and Nurse suggest Romeo goes to Juliet for the night then at the crack of dawn he will escape for Mantua. Balthasar will be the messenger when Romeo is in Mantua.
Act 3 Scene 4 Lord Capulet decides Juliet will marry Paris on Thursday. He believes a marriage will provide happiness during the sadness of Tybalt’s death.
Act 3 Scene 5 Romeo and Juliet spend the night together. Romeo leaves for Mantua and Juliet cries. Lady Capulet comes in and says Juliet will marry Paris. Juliet refuses, and Lord Capulet is enraged. He threatens to disown Juliet if she doesn’t marry Paris. The Nurse advises Juliet to marry Paris so Juliet loses trust in her. She claims she is going to confession, but she’s really going to seek advice.
Act 4 Scene 1 Paris encounters Juliet with Friar Laurence; he tells her of the wedding on Thursday and tells her not to stain her face with tears, because her face belongs to him now. Paris leaves, and the Friar suggests Juliet fakes her death by taking a potion that will put her to sleep for two days. Then Romeo will come by word of Friar John and they will escape back to Mantua.
Act 4 Scene 2 Juliet returns from prayer and tells her dad she’ll marry Paris. Lord Capulet is so overjoyed, he decides to bump up the wedding to Wednesday.
Act 4 Scene 3 Juliet drinks the potion (The rest of act 4 is the Capulet family preparing for the wedding until it turns to a funeral)
Act 5 Scene 1 Balthasar tells Romeo Juliet is dead. Romeo breaks. He goes to an apothecary and buys a lethal potion.
Act 5 Scene 2 Friar Laurence and John speak and John explains he couldn’t deliver the letter because he was in a quarantined house. The Friar decides he will have to rescue Juliet on his own.
Act 5 Scene 3 Paris is at Juliet’s tomb when Romeo comes. Paris and Romeo fight and Paris dies. Paris is put to rest next to Juliet. Romeo drinks the poison and dies over Juliet. The Friar arrives then Juliet wakes up. Juliet is devastated and the Friar flees because guards are coming. Juliet kills herself with a dagger. After the lovers die, the feud ends, and statues of Romeo and Juliet are made in Verona to honor them.
Themes STAR crossed loversOppositesLove vs Society Fate

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