Romeo and Juliet Test

How would the Capulets and Montagues describe the theme of “Romeo and Juliet” ? a. Hatred between two families can rob people of what they hold dearest.b. Young people are foolish and irresponsible when they are in love.c. Love is fleeting and must be pursued at all costs.d. Misunderstandings can happen at any age and must be forgiven. A.
What is a theme of “Romeo and Juliet”?a. Secrets can destroy families.b. Peace only comes after long periods of conflict.c. Disregarding parental wishes leads to serious problems.d. Those who act in haste bring about their own destruction. D.
Which of the following events leads most directly to Romeo and Juliet’s deaths?a. Mercutio’s death.b. Friar John’s delay.c. Paris’ presence at the tomb.d. Lady Montague’s death. B.
The central idea of Act 5 concerns thea. blindness of loveb. dangers of disobediencec. evils of moneyd. power of chance D.
Which of Romeo’s character traits contributes to his downfalla. moodinessb. impulsivenessc. indecisivenessd. vengefulness B.
Before Romeo dies, he says he will “shake the yoke of inauspicious stars/From this world-wearied flesh.” This metaphorical language describes Romeo as beinga. burdened by bad luckb. ready to go to heavenc. tired from hard workd. tired of star-gazing A.
Seeing Juliet in the tomb, Romeo wonders “Shall I believe that unsubstantial Death is amorous,/And that the lean abhorred monster keeps/Thee here in dark to be his paramour?” What idea is suggested by this metaphor?a. The burial crypt is haunted by ghosts.b. Death may not be permanent.c. Death has replaced Romeo as Juliet’s lover.d. A person finds true love in death. C.
When Romeo peruses Juliet’s face in the tomb, he says, “Thou art not conquered. Beauty’s ensign yet/Is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks,/And death’s pale flag is not advanced there.” To what does this metaphor compare Juliet’s face?a. an armyb. a battlefieldc. a flagd. a rose B.
Why does Romeo decide to poison himself after he learns of Juliet’s death?a. He has lost faith in Friar Laurence’s words.b. He fears he will be blamed for her death.c. He knows the truth will come out about their marriage.d. He has lost his interest in living. D.
At the beginning of Act 5, Romeo recounts a dream he has just had. Which of the following lines from his monologue foreshadows the outcome of the play?a. “…My dreams presage some joyful news at hand.”b. “…all this day an unaccustomed spirit/Lifts me above the ground with cheerful thoughts.”c. “I dreamt my lady came and found me dead…”d. “…That I revived and was an emperor.” C.
After the Nurse discovers Juliet in bed the day of the wedding, Capulet says, “Death lies on her like an untimely frost/Upon the sweetest flower of all the field.” What makes this statement an example of dramatic irony?a. Juliet will die sooner than Capulet knows.b. Juliet is actually sleeping.c. Juliet has been dead for hours.d. Capulet caused Juliet’s death. B.
In scene 2, Juliet describes her meeting with Paris to her father: “I met the youthful lord at Laurence’ cell/And gave him what becomed love I might,/Not stepping o’er the bounds of modesty.” What is responsible for her modesty?a. her respect for Parisb. her obedience to her fatherc. her religious upbringingd. her love for Romeo D.
When Juliet returns from Friar Laurence’s cell, she tells her father, “Where I have learnt me to repent the sin/Of disobedient opposition/To you are your behests…” In what tone would Juliet speak those lines?a. affectionateb. argumentativec. regretfuld. ironic C.
Act 4 is mainly abouta. Capulet’s plans for Juliet’s weddingb. Capulet’s plans for Juliet’s funeralc. Juliet’s plan to avoid marrying Parisd. Paris’ worry that Juliet doesn’t love him C.
Which word best describes Friar Laurence’s role in dealing with Juliet?a. judgeb. advocatec. parentd. friend B.
When Juliet asks Friar Laurence to help her prevent the marriage to Paris, he offers her “a kind of hope,/Which craves as desperate an execution/As that is desperate which we would prevent/… A thing like death to chide away this shame…” What does his promise remedy foreshadow?a. Juliet’s deathb. Juliet’s shamec. Paris’ murderd. Romeo’s return A.
Two days before the date set for her wedding to Paris, Juliet tells Friar Laurence all the things she would father do than marry Paris. Which lines from that monologue predict the outcome of the play?a. “O, bid me leap, rather than marry Paris,/From off the battlements of any tower…”b. “…Or walk in the thievish ways, or bid me lurk/Where serpents are; chain me with roaring bears…”c. “…Or hide me nightly in a charnel house,/O’er covered quite with dead men’s rattling bones…”d. “…Or bid me go into a new-made grave/And hide me with a dead man in his shroud…” D.
Which of the following quotations from Juliet’s speeches in Act IV is an example of dramatic irony?a. “Nurse, will you go with me into my closet/To help me sort such needful ornaments/As you think fit to furnish me tomorrow?”b. “How if, when I am laid in the tomb,/I wake before the time that Romeo/Come to redeem me?”c. “O, if I wake, shall I not be distraught,/Environed with all these hideous fears,/and madly play with my forefathers’ joints…”d. “God joined my heart and Romeo’s, thou our hands…” A.
Paris responds to Friar Laurence by saying, “Immoderately she weeps for Tybalt’s death/And therefore have I little talked of love.” What makes Paris’ comment an example of dramatic irony?a. Juliet is saddened by the death of Tybalt.b. Juliet actually weeps for Romeo’s banishment.c. Juliet is pretending to cry in order to avoid seeing Paris.d. Juliet was in love with her cousin. B.
When Pairs comes to discuss his sudden plans with Friar Laurence, the friar tells him, “You say you do not know the lady’s mind./Uneven is the course; I like it not.” Why doesn’t Friar Laurence like the plan?a. Juliet will die before the wedding.b. Juliet is already married to Romeo.c. The plans are too rushed.d. He thinks Paris is a mismatch for Juliet. B.
Why does Juliet go to Friar Laurence’s cell at the end of Act 3?a. to annul her marriage to Romeob. to hide from her parentsc. to seek his adviced. to receive confession C.
Juliet loses trust in the Nurse at the end of Act 3 because the Nursea. believes that Romeo is dead.b. recommends that she run away.c. advises her to marry Paris.d. lied to her about Tybalt’s death. C.
Why is Capulet so upset by Juliet’s refusal to marry Paris?a. He considers Paris to be a good match for her.b. He is uncomfortable with her tears.c. He does not want her to be with Romeo.d. He will need to find someone else for her to marry. A.
What emotion is Juliet feeling in the “O serpent heart” monologue quoted in the previous question?a. admirationb. amusementc. confusiond. hatred C.
In Act 3, Juliet speaks a monologue that begins “O serpent heart, hid with a flow’ring face! / Did ever dragon keep so fair a cave? /… Despised substance of divinest show! / Just opposite to what thou justly seem’st– / A damned saint, an honorable villain!” Juliet is responding to the news of which event?a. the marriage arranged by Capuletb. Mercutio’s death by Tybalt’s handc. Romeo’s banishment from Veroned. Tybalt’s death by Romeo’s hand D.
Which of the following emotions can be inferred from Romeo’s words in the “Tis torture, and not mercy” monologue quoted in the previous question?a. fearb. miseryc. reliefd. rejoicing B.
In scene 3, Romeo addresses Friar Laurence in a monologue that begins with the lines “Tis torture and not mercy. Heaven is here, / Where Juliet lives; and every cat and dog / and little mouse, every unworthy thing, / Live here in heaven and may look on her; / But Romeo may not.” What is Romeo referring to in this monologue?a. banishmentb. deathc. imprisonmentd. marriage A.
Romeo is motivated to kill Tybalt because Tybalt hasa. called Romeo a villain.b. insulted Juliet.c. killed Mercutio.d. challenged Romeo to a duel. C.
At the beginning of Act 3, Mercutio accuses Benvolio of quarreling “with a man for coughing in the street, because he hath wakened thy dog that hath lain asleep in the sun.” What makes this accusation ironic?a. Benvolio is so quarrelsome that he is soon killed.b. Mercutio is more quarrelsome than Benvolio.c. Romeo is more quarrelsome than Benvolio.d. Tybalt starts a quarrel with Benvolio. B.
The central issue of Act 3 is a choice betweena. death and banishment.b. obedience and disobedience.c. vengeance and forgiveness.d. romantic love and family loyalty. D.
Which quotation most reflects the nurse’s role as a dramatic foil for Juliet?a. “What she did me say, I will keep to myself…”b. “Your love says, like an honest gentleman, and a courteous, and a kind…”c. “Then hie you hence to Friar Laurence’ cell…”d. “Jesu, what haste? Can you not stay awhile? / Do you not see that I am out of breath?” D.
The contrasts between Romeo and both Friar Laurence and Mercutio help to emphasize Romeo’s attitude about:a. love.b. death.c. dueling.d. dancing. A.
In agreeing to marry Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence shows that he:a. makes independent judgements.b. favors young lovers.c. dislikes the Capulets.d. looks beyond the immediate event. D.
What makes Romeo’s love for Juliet different from his love for Rosaline?a. Romeo was less certain about his love for Rosaline.b. Romeo has known Juliet longer than he knew Rosaline.c. Unlike Rosaline, Juliet is a Capulet.d. Unlike Rosaline, Juliet returns Romeo’s love. D.
Benvolio and Mercutio are concerned about Tybalt’s letter to Romeo because they:a. are worried that Romeo is dead.b. doubt Romeo’s ability to win a duel with Tybalt.c. know Romeo is too distracted to fight well.d. think Romeo should wait to get married. B.
In scene 2 Juliet says, “this bud of love, by summer’s ripening breath. / May prove a beauteous flow’r when next we meet.” What is the “summer’s ripening breath” that she is referring to?a. the force of the windb. the heat of the sunc. a sudden thunderstormd. a most welcome rainfall B.
Act 2 is mainly about:a. Benvolio and Mercutio’s impatience with Romeo.b. Friar Laurence’s hesitation concerning Romeo’s marriage.c. Romeo and Juliet’s decision to get married.d. Juliet’s growing impatience with her nurse. C.
Benvolio serves as a foil for Mercutio because Benvolio is more:a. playfulb. seriousc. romanticd. talkative B.
What point is Juliet making when she speaks these lines: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other word would smell as sweet”?a. She thinks Romeo has a sweet-sounding name.b. She wishes Romeo would change his name.c. She loves Romeo even though he is a Montague.d. The love she feels for Romeo reminds her of a rose. C.
Benvolio and Mercutio’s sociability helps to emphasize Romeo’s:a. moodiness.b. sense of humor.c. talkativeness.d. temper. A.
Which of the following sentences best describes the irony at the end of Act 1?a. Romeo goes to the party to forget Rosaline but falls even more in love with her.b. Romeo falls in love with Juliet, but like Rosaline, she cares nothing for him.c. Romeo falls in love with Juliet, but she has already promised to marry Paris.d. Romeo and Juliet fall in love and then discover they are on opposite sides of a family feud. D.
Mercutio describes dreams as “Begot of nothing but vain fantasy;/Which is a thin of substance as the air;/And more inconstant than the wind, who woos/Even now the frozen bosom of the North/And, being angered, puffs away from thence…” This imagery reveals that Mercutio considers dreamsa. dependableb. inhospitablec. seasonald. insignificant D.
At first Romeo agrees with Benvolio’s plans to go to Capulet’s party because he hopes toa. forget his love for Rosaline.b. catch a glimpse of Rosaline.c. make peace with the Capulets.d. talk with Juliet. B.
When Capulet refers to young women as “Earth-threading stars that make dark heaven light,” his choice of imagery reveals that he is most interested in theira. dowry.b. hair.c. intelligence.d. beauty. D.
Which of the following descriptions compares love to a battle?a. “She’ll not be hit/With Cupid’s arrow/… And, in strong proof of chastity well armed,/… She will not stay the siege of loving terms…”b. “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs;/Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes…”c. “…One pain is less’ned by another’s anguish;/Turn giddy, and be holp by backward turning;/One desperate grief cures with another’s languish.”d. “Alas that love, whose view is muffled still,/Should without eyes see pathways to his will!” A.
As Romeo and his friends are preparing to go to the party, what makes Romeo reluctant to go?a. He is afraid of angering Capulet.b. He has had a premonition of his death.c. He is afraid of upsetting his father.d. Mercutio has warned him against going. B.
Act 1 is mainly about the Capulet-Montague family feud anda. Juliet;s interest in marriage.b. Romeo and Juliet’s first meeting.c. Romeo’s unrequited love for Rosaline.d. Paris’ desire to marry Juliet. B.
Which event does the Prologue foreshadow?a. the marriage of Juliet and Parisb. the marriage of Romeo and Julietc. the deaths of Romeo and Julietd. the death of Romeo and Juliet’s child C.
Discuss two different scenes in Romeo and Juliet that would have especially pleased the groundlings. Explain why each scene you chose would be appropriate. The groundlings enjoy violence and sex. For violence, the groundlings would enjoy fighting scene between the Montague’s and Capulet’s in Act 1 Scene 1. For sexual, the groundlings would enjoy the dirty jokes made by the nurse about Juliet.
How are Benvolio and Mercutio dramatic foils? (discuss at least one scene in which the characters appear together as support for explanations.) Mercutio is always joking around, whereas Benvolio is the peacemaker. When Romeo runs off, Mercutio jokes that talking about Rosaline will make him come back. Benvolio tells Mercutio to stop because he thinks he is still depressed over Rosaline and he does not want to make Romeo angry. In Act 3, Mecutio provokes the fight which causes his death, and Benvolio is the one who did not want to fight.
How are Friar Laurence and Romeo dramatic foils? (discuss at least one scene in which the characters appear together as support for explanations.) Friar Laurence is old and wise and thinks that Romeo should not take the relationship between him and Juliet so quickly and not get married right away because he thinks he has not even had enough time to completely get over Rosaline. Romeo wants to go quickly and get married right away. When Romeo is on the ground crying threatening to kill himself, Friar wants to rationalize and wait.
Explain the dramatic irony in the following situation: On Tuesday evening, Juliet tells her mother to “let the nurse this night sit up with you:/For I am sure you have your hands full all in this so sudden business. It’s dramatic irony because the audience knows that Juliet just wants the Nurse and Lady Capulet out of her room so that she can take the potion. The audience would feel nervous/anxious…- Is it going to work? Is mom going to leave the room?
Explain the dramatic irony in the following situation: Friar Laurence consoles Juliet’s parents, who believe that their daughter is dead. It’s dramatic irony because Frair knows she is actually alive, but he still consoles them. The audience feels sympathy for parents, and anxious…- Is it going to work?
Who is the hero? Romeo
Who is the heroine? Juliet
Who is the senex? Friar Laurence
Who is the comic? Nurse
Who is the fixer? Benvolio
Who is the judge? Prince
The leader and the character the audience usually roots for. hero/heroine
The wise person, usually old and kind. Offers advice to other characters. senex
The goofy character, who may or may not be aware that he/she is amusing. Underneath the exterior, they are quite wise, offering advice to the hero/heroine. comic
The character who tries to keep everyone happy. Often intervenes, always with good intentions. fixer
The regal and fair decision-maker. Usually on the fringes of the action, but important to the overall story. judge
Which act contains exposition: intro, to characters, setting, etc.; conflict introduced. Act 1
Which act contains rising action: complications arise from conflict. Act 2
Which act contains turning point: actions occur that make tragedy irreversible. Act 3
Which act contains falling action: each event takes character closer to tragedy. Act 4
Which act contains climax and resolution: usually results in death of main character; conflict is resolved. Act 5
Noble figure who has a tragic flaw that leads to his/her downfall. tragic hero
Imperfection that leads hero to make choices that doom him/her to tragic end. tragic flaw
Speech given by one character, who is alone onstage, in which true thoughts and feelings are revealed. soliloquy
A situation in which one character speaks to another character or audience without others onstage hearing what was said. aside
Situation in which audience knows more about the true state of affairs than characters do. dramatic irony
Character that contrasts with another character in order to emphasize character traits. dramatic foil
A play on words, using a word’s two meanings. pun
A pun whose second meaning is naughty. double entendre
List three different quotes and explanations that Romeo uses that reference fate. Act 1, scene 4- “…my mind misgives some consequence yet hanging in the stars…”. Romeo believes the party will be the start of his death and that the dream that he had predetermined that.Act 3, scene 1- “O, I am fortune’s fool!”. After he kills Tybalt, he blames it on fate, rather than his own rash decisions.Act 5, scene 1- “I defy you stars”. After Juliet dies, he will take control of his own fate and kill himself going against the stars
A clearly stated comparison between two different things using words such as like, as, or than. simile
Directly equate two different things without using like, as, or than. metaphor
A special kind of metaphor in which something that is not a person is spoken of as if it were human. personification