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

2. Where are Romeo and his friends going during Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) To Romeo's party.
(b) To the Montague's party.
(c) To the friar's cell.
(d) To the Capulet's party.

3. In Act 1, Scene 1, Tybalt accuses Benvolio of what?
(a) Inciting violence.
(b) Cowardice.
(c) Disrespect.
(d) Treachery.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is there more "peril" in Juliet's eye than in her kinsmen's swords?

2. Where does the play take place?

3. The Prince reveals that there have already been ____________.

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Juliet so impatient for the nurse's return in Act 2, Scene 5?

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

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

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

5. How are Romeo and Juliet's families alike, and why might this be important?

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

7. What are Sampson and Gregory saying about the Montagues as they approach the city square?

8. How do Romeo and Benvolio find themselves invited to a party at the Capulet's?

9. What "satisfaction" does Romeo ask Juliet for?

10. What story does the nurse tell about Juliet in Act 1, Scene 3?

(see the answer keys)

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