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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Tybalt discovers Romeo's presence at the Capulet party, he does what?
(a) Tells Juliet, who refuses to speak to Romeo.
(b) Tells Mercution, who advises Romeo to leave.
(c) Tells Capulet, who advises Tybalt to ignore Romeo.
(d) Tells Capulet, who advises Tybalt to challenge Romeo.

2. Romeo claims he does not know what name he should identify himself by because _______________.
(a) His name is an enemy to Juliet, and he is afraid to identify himself at her home.
(b) His name is hard to pronounce in Italian.
(c) He cannot remember his name.
(d) His name is an enemy to Juliet, and therefore hateful to him.

3. in Act 1, Scene, what does Juliet agrees to do?
(a) Discuss marriage with Paris that evening.
(b) Consider Paris as a husband, if that is what her parents want.
(c) Consider Romeo as a husband, if that is what her parents want.
(d) Consider marriage, but not with Paris.

4. The prologue is supposed to ______________.
(a) Describe the town and the time period.
(b) Give a brief overview of the story.
(c) Reveal the murderers.
(d) Tell the ending of the play.

5. In Act 1, Scene 4, Romeo describes love as ________.
(a) Too gentle.
(b) Too rough.
(c) Too tender.
(d) Too heavy.

6. What irony faces Capulet's servant in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) He cannot understand Italian, and does not get Capulet's instructions.
(b) He cannot read the list of invited guests, and asks a Montague's help.
(c) He cannot speak, but has been instructed to invite guests to the party.
(d) He cannot read the list of invited guests, and therefore invites no one.

7. Why must Romeo and Juliet must "steal" their love?
(a) They have to hide their love from Rosaline.
(b) They cannot reveal it legally.
(c) They do not really know each other.
(d) They cannot reveal it to either family.

8. The Capulet servant tells Romeo and Benvolio they may attend the party if ___________________.
(a) They can sneak in without being caught.
(b) They are not of the house of Montague.
(c) They arrive early and hide from Capulet.
(d) They agree to deliver the invitations for him.

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

10. Romeo and Juliet are ______________.
(a) From feuding kingdoms.
(b) From feuding families.
(c) From different towns.
(d) From different countries.

11. Why is Romeo down as the men travel to the Capulet party?
(a) Romeo is upset that Juliet is a Capulet.
(b) Romeo is still upset over Rosaline.
(c) Romeo feels guilty for crashing the Capulet party.
(d) Romeo is angry that his friends are teasing him.

12. Lady Capulet compares Paris to what?
(a) A beautiful book.
(b) A beautiful horse.
(c) A fish.
(d) A violent storm.

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

14. Friar Laurence chastises Romeo for what?
(a) Being indifferent to Juliet's love.
(b) Being fickle in love.
(c) Lying to Juliet.
(d) Lying to his parents.

15. The girl Romeo loves "has Dian's wit," which means _______.
(a) She is a disciple of the goddess Diana, and will therefore become a nun.
(b) She is interested in marriage only if it improves her social standing.
(c) She is much smarter than Romeo.
(d) She is chaste, and therefore not interested in an affair with Romeo.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Romeo decide to do at the start of Act 2, Scene 1?

2. Benvolio warns Mercutio that taunting Romeo will ________.

3. In Act 2, Scene 5, the nurse shares Romeo's plan to do what?

4. Capulet allows that his consent is one part of the courtship agreement, but the other part is ___________.

5. What will be Juliet's excuse for leaving the house to go to church that afternoon?

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