Romeo and Juliet Unit Test

Why are the Montague and Capulet servants involved in the feud? Servants are considered family
Who plays a foil to Sampson in Act I? Gregory
What does the Prince mean when he says, “Rebellious subjects enemies/Profaners of this neighbor-stained steel/Will they not hear?” They are quick to fight
What does the Prince say will happen if the fighting does not stop? They will be punished by death
What word can describe Tybalt? Quick-tempered
What is Romeo’s attitude at the beginning of Act I? Depressed
What three things does Lord Capulet say when Paris first asks to marry Juliet? She is too young, she must give her consent, she is his only hope
Why does Romeo agree to go to the Capulet feast in Act I? To see Rosaline
What is Romeo’s biggest flaw? Falls in love too easily
What happens when Romeo and Juliet first meet? They “fall in love”
What is Benvolio referring to when he says “Blind is his love and best befits the dark”? An infatuated Romeo
What does Juliet mean by “That which we call a rose/By any other word would smell as sweet”? Names of things do not change their basic traits
“This bud of love, by summer’s ripening breath/May prove a beautiful flower when we next meet” is an example of what literary element? Metaphor
“There lies more peril in thine eye than 20 of their swords” is an example of what literary element? Hyperbole
The line “the more I give to thee the more I have, for both are infinite” refers to what feeling/emotion? Love
Why does Shakespeare introduce Friar Lawrence to the reader while the friar is in the herb garden? Foreshadowing the use of the herbal brew
What does Romeo ask the Friar to do in Act II? Marry him and Juliet
What does Mercutio mean when he uses the phrase “Prince of Cats” to refer to Tybalt? Insults Tybalt’s skill with a sword
What does the Nurse mean when she says that Juliet has “a good soul, had a lieve see a toad, a very toad as see him”? She has no interest in Paris
What does the Nurse tell Juliet at the end of Act II, Scene 5? To marry Romeo
What does Tybalt call Romeo at the beginning of Act III? A villain
How does Romeo respond to Tybalt’s insults and challenge to a fight? He tells him that he loves him
How is Mercutio killed? Stabbed under Romeo’s arm
What does Juliet mean when she says “So tedious is this day/As the night before the festival/To an impatient child that hath new robes/And may not wear them”? The day is endless
In Act III, Scene 2 what is the misunderstanding between the Nurse and Juliet? Juliet thinks Romeo is dead
What literary device is used in the following lines: “Beautiful tyrant! Fiend anglical! Dove-feathered raven, wolvish ravening lamb!” Oxymoron
What is Juliet’s mood when she realizes that Tybalt is dead and Romeo is banished? Sorrowful
Why does Juliet say, “Villian and he be miles asunder”? Tells the audience her thoughts of Romeo
Why does Juliet tell her parents that she would rather marry Romeo than Paris? She is already married to Romeo
Why does Juliet want to die in Act IV? She doesn’t want to marry Paris
What literary element is used when Juliet says, “O’ercovered quite with dead men’s rattling bones/With reeky shanks and yellow chapless skulls”? Creates a realistic image of the burial site
What is Friar Lawrence’s plan to reunite Romeo and Juliet? Juliet takes herbal potion, Juliet is buried in the Capulet tomb, Romeo returns from Mantua to get her
How does Juliet feel when she says, “I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins/That almost freezes up the heat of life”? Afraid
What is Juliet thinking about in her soliloquy on pages 781-782 in lines 14-58? Finding herself in the tomb with the bodies of her dead relatives
What type of irony is it when Paris says Juliet “weeps for Tybalt’s death”? Dramatic irony
“Death is my son-in-law” is an example of what literary element? Personification
What is the Nurse exhibiting when she says “O woe! O woeful, woeful, woeful day! Most lamentable day, most woeful day…”? Uncontrollable sorrow
What is the dramatic function of the musicians at the end of Act IV? Comic relief
When does the reader first realize that the Friar’s plan will fail in Act V? Balthasar tells Romeo of Juliet’s “death”
How does Romeo react to the news from Balthasar? Takes action without thinking clearly
Why does Romeo visit the apothecary? Buy poison
What is the second clue that the Friar’s plan will not work? Friar John is unable to deliver the letters to Romeo
Who is the first to arrive at Juliet’s tomb? Paris
When Juliet awakens to find the Friar with her and Romeo dead, what is the Friar’s plan for her? To become a nun
How does Juliet die? She stabs herself
Who is the last person to die in the play? Lady Montague
What is the Prince’s final comment at the end of the play? There never was a sadder story than that of Romeo and Juliet
Why did Benvolio think there would be a fight at the beginning of Act III? The heat brings out the worst in men
Why does Romeo refuse to fight Tybalt at first? They are now related
What is Romeo’s punishment for killing Tybalt? Banishment to Mantua
What is Romeo’s reaction to the news of his banishment? He thinks that it is worse than death
Why does Romeo tell Friar Lawrence that he cannot possibly know how he feels? He has never been married
When Tybalt and Mercutio start arguing, what does Benvolio try to get them to do? Stop fighting or go to a private location
As Romeo is preparing to leave Juliet in Act III, what argument does she use to convince him to stay? It is not yet day
Why may Romeo not have access “to breath such vows as lovers use to swear”? They are supposed to be enemies
Where does Friar Lawrence say young men’s love resides? In their eyes
Why does Juliet not want Romeo to swear by the moon? The moon often changes
What does Juliet say Romeo should do about his name? Refuse thy name
In what poetic form is the Prologue? Shakespearean (Elizabethan) Sonnet
How does Shakespeare start the play that gains the attention of the groundlings? Uses commoners to start
What does Lady Capulet compare Paris to in Act I? A book
Who speaks the Prologue? The chorus
What is the purpose of the Prologue? It is a plot summary
How long does the Prologue state that the play should last? Two hours
At the beginning of the play, Benvolio and Mercutio attribute Romeo’s strange behavior to who? Rosaline
How does Romeo say that he discovered Juliet’s location in Act II? Through love
What persuades Friar Lawrence to marry Romeo and Juliet? To lessen hatred
What does Lord Capulet threaten to do if Juliet refuses to marry Paris? Disown her
Who is the fairy that Mercutio says visits Romeo in his dreams? Queen MAB
Where do Romeo and Juliet meet? At Capulet’s feast
Which character first persuades Romeo to attend Capulet’s feast? Benvolio
What does Juliet claim that Romeo hears the morning after their wedding night? The nightingale
Who is the last person to see Juliet before she commits suicide? Friar Lawrence
Why is Friar Lawrence unable to deliver the letter to Romeo? He is quarantined in a house
Why does the apothecary agree to sell the poison? He needs the money
How long does the entire play last? Five days
Who finds Juliet after she drinks the vial? Nurse

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