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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Romeo's last speech during Act 1, Scene 4 reveals what?
(a) He fears he will never earn Rosaline's love.
(b) He fears something bad will happen as a result of the night's activities.
(c) He fears he will never find his future wife if they do not get to the party soon.
(d) He fears Mercutio will come to an unfortunate end.

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

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

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

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

8. Civil blood has made civil hands unclean because ____________.
(a) The families' actions have made murder an acceptable act.
(b) Members of both families have killed one another.
(c) Members of both families have joined the prince's war.
(d) All of the town's civilians are killing one another.

9. Juliet considers herself wealthy in Act 2, Scene 6 because __________.
(a) She will have a large inheritance.
(b) She has true love.
(c) Her father is wealthy.
(d) Romeo's family is wealthy.

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

11. What "extremities" do Romeo and Juliet overcome in their love for one another?
(a) The distance between their homes.
(b) The violence and hatred between their families.
(c) Their social classes.
(d) The competition between families for the Prince's favor.

12. When the friar says Romeo's love "could read by rote, that could not spell," what is he suggesting?
(a) Romeo was lying about his feelings for Rosaline.
(b) Romeo was lying about his feelings for Juliet.
(c) Romeo was simply playing the part of a lover, but not really in love.
(d) Romeo was simply distracting himself from his feelings for Rosaline by courting Juliet.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who arrives to talk to Romeo in Act 2, Scene 4?

2. Who tries to discourage the battle in Act 1, Scene 1?

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

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

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

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