Shakespeare- Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Test Review

In the opening scene who is fighting? Sampson and Gregory fight with Abram and Balthasar
Who comes and breaks up the opening fight? Benvolio tries to stop the fight
Why is Romeo so sad? His love Rosaline won’t return his love
Why won’t Lord Capulet let Juliet get married just yet? She is too young to become a mother. He doesn’t want his only child left to die.
Who wants to marry Juliet? Paris
What do Lord Capulet tell Paris to do at the party? Look at other women and make sure Juliet is the one he loves
What does the Prince say he will do if the Montagues and Capulets disturb the peace again? They will be faced with a death sentence
What does Benvolio promise the Montagues about Romeo? He will find out why he is so sad.
What must Paris do at the ball? Woo Juliet and win her approval
what does the nurse ramble on about she tells a story about when her late husband made a sexual joke to a young juliet
how does juliet feel about marriage? She hasn’t given it much thought
who is queen Mab queen mab is a fictitious elf who infiltrates men’s dreams
what is romeo concerned about he is concerned about attending a party of his enemies saying someone will have an untimely death
what happens when romeo see Juliet romeo falls in love instantly
how does tybalt realize Romeo is who romeo is he hears him talking and recognizes the voice
why doesn’t tybalt end up fighting Romeo? Lord Capulet reminds him what the prince said about disturbing the peace
when juliet and romeo first speak how is it spoken? In sonnet form
What does Romeo say to get Juliet to kiss him? That they should do what hands do with their lips
By the end of the party what do each of them find out? They have fallen in love with the enemy
oxymoron is a figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect
character foil a character who contrasts with another character
pun it is a play on words which usually hinges on a word with more than one meaning or the substitution of a homonym that changes the meaning of the sentence for humorous or rhetorical effect.
dramatic irony when the audience knows something the characters dont
sonnet a poem of fourteen lines using any of a number of formal rhyme schemes
exposition a comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory
setting the place of type of surroundings where something is positioned or where an event takes place
motif can be seen as image , sound, action, or other figures that have symbolic significance and contributes to development of theme

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