Study Questions for Romeo and Juliet- Act 1

What is the date of Lammastide? What is the significance of Lammas Eve? August 1st. Juliets Birthday
What title of nobility does Paris hold? count, kinsman to the prince
What change comes over Romeo when he first sees Juliet? he forgets about Rosaline
What relation is Tybalt to Lord Capulet? nephew
How does Romeo find out about the feast? Peter (nurses servant) can’t read and asks Romeo and Mercutio for help and invites them to the Capulets party
Someone of great interest will be at the feast. Who is it? Rosaline
What action does Samson use to provoke Abram? What does the action mean to Abram? he thumbs his nose at him
What advice does Benvolio give to Romeo? Does Romeo believe this will happen? forget about Rosaline, no
What prophetic statement is uttered by Romeo at the end of scene 4? he believes that that night he will start something that will end his life
How long is a fortnight? 2 weeks (14 days)
Which of the guests at the feast does Lady Capulet encourage Juliet to love? Paris
How do Romeo, Benvolio, and Mercutio dress to get into the feast? they wear masks and dress as dancers
At the end of Scene 1, what does Benvolio promise Romeo? he will help him forget about Rosaline
What is Romeo’s mood at the beginning of Scene 4? depressed
What subject are Lady Capulet, Juliet, and Nurse discussing before going to the feast? Juliet checking out Paris
What are the names of the families who are feuding? Capulets and Montagues
Where does Scene 5 take place? Capulet’s house
Why is Romeo sad? he is in love with Rosaline but she doesnt love him back
Who breaks up the fight? Why is this important to the story? Benvolio because it shows he’s the peace keeper.

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