William Shakespeare and Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Quiz

Most of Shakespeare’s plays were performed in? The Globe theatre
This theatre’s shape was? Circular
____________ are known as Elizabethean popcorn. Hazelnuts
Shakespeare’s hometown was? Stratford-on-Avon
In Elizabethean times, ______ played the part of female roles in Shakespeare’s plays. Young boys between 11-13 years of age
Most of the plays Shakespeare wrote were written in? Iambic pentameter
An aside is? Short speech delivered directly to the audience
A tragedy is? A work of literature which results in a catastrophe for the protagonist
A character’s foil is? The opposite of each other
What is the difference between a flat and round character? Round characters have detailed personalities and characteristics
What does the Prologue foreshadow? Death & Tragedy
What does the Officer tell the citizens of Verona to do in Act 1, Scene 1 and why does he tell them to do this? Beat down both families so they can stop fighting
Why is the Nurse so devoted to Juliet? She raised her as her own daughter.
Why do Romeo and his buddies “crash” Capulet’s party? To flirt with girls
How do R & J compare a kiss? A sin
T/F: No scenery was used in theatres during Shakespeare’s day. True
T/F: Actors wore their own Elizabethean clothing. True
T/F: A round character has many personality traits, like a real person. True
T/F: A flat character is one-dimensional, embodying only a single trait. True

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