Romeo and Juliet

It is not uncommon to find a street fight between the houses of the Montagues and Capulets, including their servants. Who is out “looking for a fight” when the play opens? Samson and Gregory of the Capulet family
In the street fight at the beginning of the play, Romeo tries to stop it while Tybalt makes it worse. Soon others are drawn out onto the street. Who shows up next? all of these
When Lord Capulet called for his sword so he could fight with the younger men, someone said, “A sword? You mean a crutch instead.” Who said that? Lady Capulet
The Prince of the town, Prince Escalus, arrived on the scene of the fight and put a stop to it. He announced that any further fighting would result in what? punishment, on pain of death
When the play opens, Romeo is lovesick. With whom is he in love? Rosaline
Who is planning on throwing a huge party that night? the Capulets
Benvolio is ___. all of these
Paris asks Capulet for something. What is is? Juliet’s hand in marriage
When Lady Capulet goes to speak with Juliet about the request Paris made to marry Juliet, who comes in and interrupts them? the nurse
Juliet is surprised about her mother’s announcement. When Lady Capulet asks Juliet what she thinks of getting married, Juliet’s response was ___. “It is an honor that I dream not of.”
Count Paris is a relative of whom? Prince Escalus, who is the ruler of Verona
What is Benvolio trying to get Romeo to do? see other women since Rosaline won’t return Romeo’s affections
Juliet is only 13 years old and her father hesitates in saying she can marry so young. But the one asking for her hand in marriage says, “Younger than she are happy mothers made.” Who said that? Count Paris
Mercutio wants Romeo to do what? all of these
Why does Romeo not want to go to the party hosted by the Capulets? He is “too sadly in love with Rosaline” to enjoy himself
Why do Romeo and Benvolio wear masks to the party? all of these
Romeo gives another reason for not wanting to go to the party. What is it? He feels a “foreboding” because of a dream that might indicate something terrible will happen if he goes.
Mercutio gives his “famous speech” about what? Queen Mab, speaking of how dreams got into Romeo’s head
At the end of Mercutio’s speech, he seems to get emotionally involved and is full of anxiety. Who tries to calm him? Romeo when he says, “Peace. Peace, Mercutio, peace. Thou talk’st of nothing.”
Who welcomes the “masked guests” into the great hall? Lord Capulet
Romeo goes to the feast at the Capulets to see Rosaline, but instead he sees ___. Juliet and forgets all about Rosaline
When the Nurse calls Juliet away from her flirtatious conversation with Romeo, Romeo asks the nurse what? “What is her mother?”-in other words, “Who is she?”
Who said, “My only love spring from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late.” Juliet, when she found out who Romeo was
Tybalt is mad that Romeo and his friends crashed the party. He wants to draw his sword and take action against Romeo. Who calms Tybalt? Lord Capulet
In Romeo and Juliet, Juliet is from which house? the House of Capulet
In Romeo and Juliet, I love Juliet and Romeo kills me. Who am I? Count Paris
In Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence is from which house? none of these
At the beginning of the play, Romeo and Juliet, who hosted a huge dinner party? Lord and Lady Capulet
In the Prologue of Romeo and Juliet, we learn ___. all of these
In Romeo and Juliet, who said (or implied) that girls as young as Juliet or younger are already married with children? all of these
In Romeo and Juliet, I am 13 years old and my father wants me to marry Count Paris. Who am I? Juliet
In Romeo and Juliet, who is the “Master of Puns” and wit? Mercutio
In Romeo and Juliet, I demanded the fighting to cease on “pain of death.” Who am I? Prince Escalus
In Romeo and Juliet, I am killed by Tybalt. Who am I? Mercutio
In Romeo and Juliet, I kill Tybalt. I am banished from Verona. Who am I? Romeo
In Romeo and Juliet, who says, “It is an honor that I dream not of?” Juliet
In Romeo and Juliet, Rosaline is ___. all of these
In Romeo and Juliet, who first tells Juliet she should think about marrying Count Paris? Lady Capulet
In Romeo and Juliet, I give Juliet a potion to make her appear dead. Who am I? Friar Laurence
The chorus tells the audience that ___. Juliet deserves proper courting because she is a lady, but things might get sticky because they can’t court openly
The Chorus tells the audience that although the two will face obstacles to their love, that ___. “passion lends them power,” and they will work something out
Romeo is deeply in love when he leaves the Capulets’ party. He declares ___. “Can I go forward when my heart is here?”
Who tries to find Romeo when he disappears? Mercutio and Benvolio
What is the attitude of Romeo’s friends when they think he is still in love with Rosaline? They teasingly make fun of him.
What does the narrator announce to the audience? that Romeo is warned about falling in love with a Capulet
Act II, Scene II is famous for what? the balcony scene
Romeo goes back to the Capulet house ___. and sees someone coming out of doors onto the balcony
Juliet doesn’t know anyone is outside listening to her. What is she saying? all of these
In two sentences or fewer, explain what is meant by Juliet’s words: “O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?” Juliet is crying out for Romeo. She is wandering where he is.
In two sentences or fewer, explain what is meant by Juliet’s words: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” She is wondering what the purpose of a name is.
What is Friar Laurence doing in the morning? Picking herbs
What omen, or word of insight, does Friar Laurence say about the little herbs and plants he uses to make potions and medicines? that they have the power not only to heal but to kill
When Romeo tells Friar Laurence he is now in love with Juliet, what is the Friar’s first reaction? He fusses at Romeo for being so fickle-one day in love with Rosaline, the next with Juliet
The Friar finally agrees to help Romeo because he hopes ___. this might be a way to heal the fight between the two feuding households
Tybalt is mad and looking for Romeo. What are Romeo’s friends afraid might happen? Romeo will die at Tybalt’s sword because Romeo is too lovesick to fight.
Mercutio sees the Nurse coming, not knowing her reason for seeking Romeo out. What does Mercutio say when he sees her? “A sail, a sail, a sail!” He is making fun of her large size and her gown and frock flapping in the breeze.
When Mercutio speaks to Peter after the Nurse demands her fan from Peter, Mercutio says… “Good Peter, to hide her face; for the fan’s the fairer face.” This is insulting the Nurse, saying the fan is better to look at than the Nurse’s face
Romeo tells the Nurse he made arrangements with -Friar Laurence-perform the marriage-that very afternoon
What reason does Romeo suggest Juliet use to get out of the house to meet him? that she tell her parents she is going to confession at Friar Laurence’s cell
What does Romeo tell the Nurse he will do if she will wait for a little while? have his servant take a rope ladder to hang outside Juliet’s balcony so Romeo can get in to see Juliet
When Mercutio and Benvolio finally find Romeo, they ___. are mad because of where Romeo has been
What is the main purpose of the Nurse approaching Romeo, Benvolio, and Mercutio on the street? She wanted to find out from Romeo what his plan was to see Juliet.
Juliet is trying to convince the Nurse to tell her about what? Romeo’s plans for the marriage
The Nurse asks Juliet if he had permission to go to “shrift” that day. What does she mean? if Juliet has permission to go to confession at Friar Laruence’s cell
What does the Nurse finally tell Juliet? that Romeo is waiting at Friar Laurence’s cell so they can be married
When Juliet hears what the Nurse has to tell her, Juliet ___. leaves immediately to go to Friar Laurence’s cell to marry Romeo
What advice does the Friar give Romeo just before he marries Romeo and Juliet? to love moderately, love long
What does the Friar ask the heavens to do? smile upon this holy act
The Friar seems to have a sense that some foreboding doom might be a consequence of the marriage. He asks the heaven to “smile” upon the holy act, so that ___. afterward sorrow won’t chide (scold) them
When Tybalt says he is after Romeo, Mercutio tries to deflect Tyablt’s anger to himself. Why? Mercutio thinks Romeo is too lovesick to fight well and defend himself.
When he is mortally wounded, what does Mercutio say about the House of Montague and the House of Capulet? “a curse on both your houses”
Mercutio blamed Tybalt for wounding him, but he also blamed Romeo. What did Mercutio say? Why the devil came you between us? I was hurt under your arm.”
Once Romeo realized his “new cousin” Tybalt just killed Mercutio, Romeo was ashamed and felt guilty that he was ___. all of these
When Romeo kills Tybalt, what does Benvolio encourage Romeo to do? get out of there before the Prince comes
Who told the Prince what happened in the street and why there were two dead bodies? Benvolio
When Juliet is expecting her new husband to show up, who comes instead? the Nurse
What is the Nurse crying out when she sees Juliet? “He’s dead … he’s gone, he’s kill’d, he’s dead.”
Who told Juliet that Romeo was banished? none of these
Who told Juliet that Tybalt is dead? none of these
What is Juliet’s first reaction when she hears Romeo killed Tybalt? that Romeo was a traitor
When Juliet hears that Romeo killed Tybalt, what is her second and more permanent thought? that Romeo would have been killed if he didn’t kill Tybalt first
When Juliet is distraught, she vows she will kill herself. What does the Nurse promise to do? find Romeo and bring him to Juliet
What did Juliet give to the Nurse to take to Romeo? her ring
Why does Benvolio want to go indoors? it’s hot outside.
After Romeo realized Mercutio was dead, Tybalt came back, and Romeo said what to him? My good friend is on his way to heaven, and either you or I or both are going to be joining him now.
What is Lady Capulet’s idea of what went on in the street brawl? all of these
What was Prince Escalus’ sentencing for the killings? all of these
When does Romeo flee to Friar Laurence’s cell? after Tybalt kills Mercutio and Romeo kills Tybalt
What punishment is worse than death for Romeo? banishment from Verona and his dear Juliet
When Romeo hears of his punishment, what causes him to feel even more devastated? the fact that he has caused Juliet so much pain
Where does Romeo go after he tells Juliet goodbye? Mantua
What does Friar Laurence tell Romeo he will do once Romeo leaves? send frequent word of how Juliet is getting along
Who tells Romeo that his tears are “womanish?” Friar Laruence
What does the Nurse give to Romeo? a ring from Juliet
Who tells Romeo that he should stop by to tell Juliet goodbye? both of these
Who discusses Juliet’s horrible grief? Lady Capulet and Lord Capulet
What does Lord Capulet think will cheer up Juliet? getting married to Paris
When Lord Capulet decides Juliet should be married to Paris soon, what does Lord Capulet not realize? both of these
Who said, “I would that Thursday were to-morrow?” Count Paris
The wedding is set to be held in two days
When does Romeo leave Juliet? just before the sun comes up
When the Nurse tells Juliet her mother is coming, what is the implication? that Romeo better hurry and go so he won’t be found out
How does Romeo leave Juliet’s room? out the window and down the rope ladder
What two things do Romeo and Juliet think they hear? the nightingale and the lark
Who first tells Juliet that she is to be married to Count Paris? Lady Capulet
What is Juliet’s reaction when she hears she will be marrying Count Paris? She openly refuses.
Why does Lady Capulet think Juliet is still weeping? because Juliet is still heartbroken over Tybalt’s death
What sets off Lord Capulet’s rage? Juliet’s refusal to marry Count Paris
To whom does Juliet (at first) turn to for advice? the Nurse
The Nurse compares Romeo to ___. a dishcloth
Later, to whom does Juliet go to for advice? Friar Laurence
If Friar Laurence can’t help Juliet out of the mess she is in, Juliet plans to do what? end her life
What does Lord Capulet call Juliet? all of these
Lady Capluet has a solution she thinks will allow Juliet to feel better. What is it? to find Romeo in Mantua and kill him
What is the significance of the lark and the nightingale? all of these
Who makes a visit to Friar Laurence to make arrangements for the wedding for Juliet and Paris? Count Paris
When Juliet goes to Friar Laurence’s cell to ask for advice, who is already there? Count Paris
Paris is excited to see Juliet at Friar Laurence’s cell. Juliet is ___. polite, but not overly friendly
What does Count Paris think Juliet is doing at Friar Laurence’s cell? regular confession
What plan does Friar Laurence concoct to put off the wedding? Juliet will drink a potion that will simulate death.
Lord Capulet is excited about the wedding to take place soon. How many cooks does he request for the wedding party? 20
When Juliet goes to find her father, where is he? in the main hall making plans for the wedding
When Juliet finds her father, he is ___. in a delightful mood
What does Juliet tell her father? All of these
Why is Lord Capulet so happy after his little talk with Juliet? His wayward daughter is back
Friar Laurence tries to put off the wedding by giving what excuse? all of these
Juliet asks her mother and the Nurse to leave her alone in her room. What excuse does she give for wanting to be alone? She wants to think and pray the night before her wedding to Count Paris.
For a moment, Juliet has a doubt about Friar Laurence. What does she suppose? that he might betray her and give her poison to get himself out of trouble
If all goes well and the potion works like it should, Juliet has another scary thought. What is it? She will wake up alone in the same crypt as Tybalt and other dead people.
Juliet decides not to drink the potion Friar Laurence gave her and seeks out Romeo to get a potion from him. False
The next morning, the Capulet household is buzzing. From what? plans for the wedding to be held soon
Why does Count Paris arrive at the Capulet household that morning? for the ceremony to marry Juliet
Who tells the Nurse to go and wake Juliet? Lord Capulet
About what time is it when Capulet is busy checking on the meat, the cooks, and making arrangements? 3:00 am
With whom does Lord Capulet visit? all of these
Where does Paris go at the beginning of Act V, Scene 3? to Juliet’s grave
Why does Paris go to the grave? to scatter flowers
Who warns Paris someone is coming? his page
What does Romeo give to Balthasar? a letter for his father
Who watches Romeo crack open the vault? Paris
After Romeo gives one final farewell speech to his bride, what does he do? all of these
Count Paris emerges and challenges Romeo to a duel. Why? all of these
When Paris challenges Romeo to a duel, Romeo does what? tries to talk him out of it because there has been too much death
Friar Laurence arrives. What does he find? all of these
Who told Juliet the truth about all that had happened? Friar Laurence
Why does the Priest feel the need to leave in a hurry? the watchmen are coming
Juliet realizes she does not have much time, so she does what? all of these
Who reveals all that has happened when the Prince and others arrive? Friar Laurence
What are Lord Capulet and Lord Montague going to do? all of these
Who said, “For never was a story of more woe, than this on Juliet and her Romeo?” Prince Escalus