Romeo and Juliet : Act 1

Where is the play set? in verona
Which poetic form does the prologue take? a sonnet
Which characters appear in the prologue? the Chorus
Which important plot point is mentioned in the prologue? the deaths of romeo and juliet
Which phrase from the prologue emphasizes the play’s theme of Fate’s power? “two star crossed lovers”
Which gesture starts the fight between the Montagues and the Capulets at the beginning of the play? thumb-bitting
Why does Benvolio draw his sword in the street? to stop the fight before it begins.
Which Character claims to hate peace? tybalt
Who stops the street battle? prince esculas
Why is Romeo so melancholy when the play begins? He loves Rosaline but she doesn’t love him.
Why does Capulet want Paris to wait before marrying Juliet? Juliet is too young to get married.
Why does Peter ask Benvolio and Romeo to read the invitation list? he cant read it himself.
What mistake does Peter make regarding Benvolio and Romeo? he doesn’t realize they’re montagues.
Why does Romeo want to go to the feast? to compare Rosaline to other women.
Why does Romeo agree to go to the feast? he hopes to see Rosaline.
How old was Lady Capulet when she gave birth to Juliet? Almost the same age as juliet.
Which character shows the most authority over the nurse? juliet
Whom does Juliet initially want to marry? No one
What does Juliet agree to do with regard to Paris? see if she can love him
Which characteristic of the Nurse is most evident in her first scene? her humorously vulgar view of sex.
How do the Montagues plan on getting into the Capulet’s feast? wearing mask
Why is Romeo anxious about attending the feast? he dreamt that it was a bad idea.
how does Mercutio react to Romeo’s statements about love? he turns them into statements about sex.
Who is the subject of Mercutio’s long speech? queen mab.
Which event does Romeo foreshadow as they make their way to the feast? his own death.
Who first discovers there is a Montague at the Capulet’s feast? tybalt
Whom does Romeo forget the moment he sees juliet? Rosaline
How do Romeo and juliet metaphorically describe themselves in their first conversation? a pilgrim and a saint
How many times do Romeo and juliet kiss at their first meeting? two
How do Romeo and Juliet act when each discovers whom the other is? they are devastated.