Romeo and Juliet (From Act 1 Reading and Study Guide)

In what city does the book take place? Verona, Italy
Why are romeo and Juliet called star cross lovers? Their relationship was destined to end in tragedy.
Who is fighting at the beginning of the first scene? Why? Sampson and Gregory (Servants of the Capulet family) and Abram (Montague family servant)The two families hate each other.
Who tries to break up the fight and what happens next? Benvolio. Tybalt comes in and they start to fight.
What threat does Prince Escalus make to Lord Montague and Lord Capulet? If they (their people) cause a disturbance again, they’ll pay with their lives.
Benvolio and Montague describe the way Romeo has been acting. What do they have to say about him? He’s sad and they don’t know why.–avoids other people–crying–locks himself in his room
Why is romeo so sad? He’s in love, but the woman doesn’t love him back.
What is Benvolio’s advice to Romeo? Don’t think about her…look at other girls.
Why does Capulet think it will be easy for Montague and him to keep the peace? It shouldn’t be hard for men as old as they are to keep the peace.
What does Paris ask Capulet? What do you say to my request? (to marry Juliet)
What is Capulet’s first answer? She’s too young. Wait 2 more summers.
A bit later, Capulet seems to change his mind about Paris’s question. What does he then tell Paris? If she decides to marry you, I will give my approval. (before the 2 years are up)
What problem does the servant have? He was given a list of people to invite to the party but he can’t read.
What is the name of the women Romeo loves? Rosaline
What do Romeo and Benvolio decide to do ? They decide to go to the Capulet’s feast (that the servant Peter invited them to, as long as they weren’t Montagues–oops).
How old is Juliet? 13
When Lady Capulet asks Juliet how she feels about the marriage, what does Juliet say? It is an honor that I do not dream of.
What does Lady Capulet tell Juliet? to start thinking about marriage because Paris wants to marry her
According to Mercutio, who or what is Queen Mab, and what does she/it do? she’s the fairies’ midwife–she gives people what they want in their dreams
What does Mercutio say about dreams? They are nothing but silly imagination.
What is Romeo’s mood towards end of scene 4? He worries that the party will end with his own death.
What does Romeo think of Juliet the first time he see her? She’s too beautiful to die; she outshines the other women like a dove among crows.
How does Tybalt recognize Romeo? his voice
when tybalt is ready to throw romeo out of the party, what does capulet say to tybalt? ignore him or he will cause a riot
When Tybalt is ready to seize Romeo and throw him out of the party, what does Capulet say to Tybalt? Leave him alone; ignore him
How does Romeo find out Juliet’s last name? nurse tells him
Explain the conversation between Romeo and Juliet. They talk about kissing and love; there is a play on words and they kiss.
How does Juliet find out Romeo’s last name? nurse tells her