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Romeo & Juliet Test
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Why is Romeo depressed at the beginning of the play?
Romeo is depressed at the beginning of the play because his love, Rosaline, doesn't love him back.
Describe the Prince's warning to the Capulets and Montagues after the fight in Act I, Scene I.
They will have to face the death sentence.
What is Benvolio's advice to Romeo at the beginning of the play?
Benvolio says he should examine other beauties, because if Rosaline doesn't love him back, why waste his time.
Why do the Montague boys go to the Capulet masquerade?
The Montague boys decide to crash the Capulet's masquerade because Rosaline will be there and Romeo wants to win her love.
What does Juliet say when she first discovers that Romeo is a Montague?
Juliet says that she wishes that Romeo was not a Montague, because their families hate each other, and now she can't stop loving him because you can't "un-love" someone just because of their last name.
Why does Friar Laurence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet?
Friar lawrence agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet because he believes it will help mend the feud between.
Tybalt is Juliet's cousin. He cares for Juliet a lot but he is very stubborn which is why he gets in fights. These fights eventually are the death of him.
What is the turning point in the play?
The turning point in the play is Act 3 Scene 1 when Mercutio is killed because it is the first in-scene death and it fuels the need for Romeo to have vengeance and eviction. The scene contains the most powerful and intricate language of the play.
Why does Tybalt challenge Romeo to a duel?
Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel because he is mad that Romeo showed up at the Capulets party.
Why is Romeo exiled? To what place outside the city walls does he flee?
Romeo is exiled because he killed Tybalt, Juliet's cousin. Romeo flees to the town of Mantua after being exiled.
Describe Romeo's thoughts on banishment.
Romeo feels that banishment is basically exile and feels it is also basically death.
What does Nurse advise Juliet to do after Romeo is exiled?
Nurse advises Juliet to forget about Romeo and act like he's dead and then marry Paris.
Friar Lawrence concocted three plans during the play. Describe each of the plans in detail.
-Friar tells Romeo to marry Juliet and make their love official and he would perform the ceremony.
-Friar also gives Juliet a potion that will kill her for 48 hours so that Romeo can go and see her
-Friar sends Romeo a letter to tell him the plan that he and Juliet came up with, but unfortunately Romeo does not get the letter in time and thinks that Juliet is actually dead.
Why is Friar John unable to deliver Romeo's letter?
Friar John is unable to deliver Romeos letter because he was shut up in a quarantined house due to an outbreak of plague.
How does Romeo hear about Juliet's death?
Romeo hears about Juliet's death from Balthasar
Why does the apothecary sell the poison to Romeo?
Apothecary sells his poison to Romeo because he is in poverty and needs the money. He did not originally want to give it to him but he needed to.
Who are the four characters that die in Act 5, Scene 3? Explain the circumstances of each of their deaths.'
-Paris died because he and Romeo were fighting and Romeo killed him
-Romeo kills himself by taking poison
-Juliet kills herself over Romeo killing himself
In what ways will the two families honor their children's deaths?
The two families will end their feud to honor their children's deaths
Explain how the ending of the play is ironic.
It is ironic because the Capulets' and Montagues' finally get along after the death of each of their kids.
What is the role of fate/destiny in this play?
Shakespeare clearly believes in fate and the message sent is that Juliet and Romeo were meant to fall in love, dying together.
Who do you feel is most at fault for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet and why?
The Capulets' and montagues' because their feud cause their childrens to wind up dead.
Discuss the relationship between Juliet and her parents in this play.
Juliet and her parents have a very aggressive and angry relationship.
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