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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Montague ask for an account of the brawl in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Benvolio.
(b) Tybalt.
(c) Romeo.
(d) Prince Escalus.

2. Romeo claims his love for Juliet is different from his love for Rosaline because ________________.
(a) Juliet loves him back, where Rosaline did not.
(b) Rosaline loves him back, while Juliet did not.
(c) Juliet is wealthy, while Rosaline was not.
(d) Juliet is his enemy, while Rosaline was not.

3. When Romeo arrives in Act 2, Scene 4, he apologizes for ___________.
(a) Spending so much time talking to the nurse.
(b) Leaving his friends at the dance so he could avoid Tybalt.
(c) Avoiding his friends all day.
(d) Leaving his friends behind the previous night.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the nurse say about the man who is lucky enough to marry Juliet?

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

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

4. How does the word dignity in line 1 of the prologue suggest both houses are alike?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the cause of the current feud between the two families, according to the Act 1 prologue?

2. Why is Prince Escalus angry with the Montagues and Capulets?

3. How do Romeo and Juliet describe their feelings for each other in Act 2, Scene 6?

4. How does the nurse respond to Lady Capulet's questions about marriage?

5. Why is the friar concerned about the intensity of Romeo and Juliet's love for one another?

6. What is the "change" Friar Laurence claims to observe in Romeo?

7. How does Benvolio respond to Romeo's concerns about attending the Capulet's party?

8. What limitations do Romeo and Juliet face as lovers?

9. How does Juliet respond to Romeo's advances when they meet at the party?

10. What is Benvolio trying to do as the fight breaks out in the square?

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