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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the Prologue of Act 2, what lends the couple power?
(a) Passion.
(b) Support from friends.
(c) Love.
(d) Time.

2. Who arrives to talk to Romeo in Act 2, Scene 4?
(a) Tybalt.
(b) Montague.
(c) The Nurse.
(d) The friar.

3. The feud between the Capulets and Montagues has caused ______________.
(a) Political exile for both families.
(b) Bankruptcy in both families.
(c) Violence and death in both families.
(d) Social ostracization for both families.

4. The friar will not let Romeo and Juliet stay alone together until what?
(a) They make confession.
(b) They are married.
(c) They promise him to behave.
(d) They talk to their parents.

5. The chorus promises that anything left out of the prologue will be __________.
(a) Unimportant.
(b) Made clear in the prologues to other Acts.
(c) Covered during the events of the play.
(d) Obvious to the audience.

6. Juliet's soliloquy in Act 2, Scene 2 suggests Romeo's name alone ___________.
(a) Means he must have been lying to her.
(b) Proves he is an honorable man.
(c) Does not make him her enemy.
(d) Does not make him a worthwhile catch.

7. When will Paris will get his first chance to woo Juliet?
(a) At Friar Lawrence's cell.
(b) At the Prince's party that evening.
(c) At his wedding to Juliet.
(d) At Capulet's party that evening.

8. Romeo and Juliet's love is described as star-crossed, which means ____________.
(a) Lost.
(b) Ill-fated.
(c) Famous.
(d) Planned by God.

9. Friar Laurence believes the alliance between families might _______________.
(a) Cause the Prince to lift the law against fighting.
(b) End the feud.
(c) Cause greater fighting among them.
(d) Allow more marriages between the families.

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

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

12. What ultimately ends the feud between the Capulets and Montagues?
(a) A desperate plea from Romeo and Juliet.
(b) The prince's exile of both families.
(c) A final, decisive battle.
(d) The deaths of Romeo and Juliet.

13. Capulet allows that his consent is one part of the courtship agreement, but the other part is ___________.
(a) Lady Capulet's permission.
(b) Juliet's dowry.
(c) Juliet's consent.
(d) The Prince's permission.

14. Who do Sampson and Gregory first encounter in the city square in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Prince Escalus.
(b) Abram and Balthasar, of the Montagues.
(c) Romeo and Juliet.
(d) Capulet and Montague.

15. Mercutio attempts to "conjure" Romeo by in Act 2, Scene 1 by doing what?
(a) Threatening to reveal his presence to Tybalt.
(b) Listing Juliet's virtues.
(c) Listing Rosaline's virtues.
(d) Teasing him about Juliet.

Short Answer Questions

1. The girl Romeo loves "has Dian's wit," which means _______.

2. Romeo arranges to send a man to the nurse with _______________.

3. Romeo alludes to Cupid because ____________.

4. What "extremities" do Romeo and Juliet overcome in their love for one another?

5. Where are Romeo and his friends going during Act 1, Scene 4?

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