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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Act 2, Scene 3 Romeo confesses that he has come to see the friar because ___________.
(a) He wants to avoid going home.
(b) He wants to marry Rosaline today.
(c) He wants to make confession.
(d) He wants to marry Juliet today.

2. Mercutio asks Romeo to leave the nurse and do what?
(a) Come to his father's house for dinner.
(b) Come to the Capulet's party.
(c) Come to view other beauties.
(d) Come to meet Tybalt's challenge.

3. Who is looking for Juliet at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) Romeo.
(b) Lady Capulet.
(c) Lady Montague.
(d) The nurse.

4. The nurse's statement, "Women grow by men," alludes to what?
(a) Pregnancy.
(b) Social status.
(c) Wealth.
(d) Responsibilty.

5. At the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1, Benvolio asks Mercutio to do what?
(a) Call for Romeo.
(b) Follow Romeo into the Capulet's orchard.
(c) Go back to the party to find Romeo.
(d) Mock Romeo to force him to come out of hiding.

6. What is Juliet waiting for at the start of Act 2, Scene 5?
(a) For Peter to arrive with news of Romeo.
(b) For Romeo to arrive.
(c) For Mercutio to arrive with news of Romeo.
(d) For the nurse to arrive with news of Romeo.

7. How long does the prologue predict the play will be?
(a) Three hours.
(b) Two hours.
(c) One hour.
(d) Four hours.

8. What does Romeo decide to do at the start of Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) Return to the Capulet's house to find Rosaline.
(b) Leave his friends and go home.
(c) Go home with his friends.
(d) Return to the Capulet's house to find Juliet.

9. The prologue of Act 2 reveals that despite difficulty, __________________.
(a) The lovers will still have a chance to tell their families about their love.
(b) The lovers will still have a chance to meet and be together.
(c) The lovers will overcome their families and be happy.
(d) The lovers will learn to love each other.

10. In lines 186-196, Romeo compares love to all of the following EXCEPT what?
(a) A clenching pain in the heart.
(b) A smoke made with the fume of sighs.
(c) A preserving sweet.
(d) A sea nourished with tears.

11. In Act 2, Scene 4, what does the nurse warn Romeo against?
(a) Running into Tybalt.
(b) Falsely leading Juliet on.
(c) Marrying Juliet for her money.
(d) Losing Capulet's blessing.

12. The Capulet servant approaches Romeo in Act 1, Scene 2 to ask him what?
(a) If Romeo can read.
(b) Advice about delivering the invitations.
(c) Directions to Capulet's house.
(d) If Romeo would like to attend the party.

13. The nurse's attitude toward Paris could be described as what?
(a) Admiring.
(b) Fearful.
(c) Obsessive.
(d) Resentful.

14. In Act 2, Scene 3, the friar believes Romeo never went to bed because ___________.
(a) He was hiding from his father.
(b) He was fighting with Tybalt.
(c) He was with Rosaline.
(d) He was carousing drunkenly with his friends.

15. At the beginning of the play, Montague and Lady Montague are concerned about Romeo because _________.
(a) He is in love with Rosaline, of whom they do not approve.
(b) He has been part of so many brawls recently.
(c) He hides in his room and has been miserable lately.
(d) He refuses to leave the house.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the nurse finally arrives at Juliet's room in Act 2, Scene 5, she claims ___________.

2. In Act 1, Scene 4, Romeo describes love as ________.

3. Civil blood has made civil hands unclean because ____________.

4. In Act 1, Scene 2, Romeo compares his thwarted love for Rosaline to ______________.

5. Capulet's initial objection to Paris courting his daughter is due to what?

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