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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. 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 his enemy, while Rosaline was not.
(d) Juliet is wealthy, while Rosaline was not.

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

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

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

5. The friar compares too-passionate love to what?
(a) Fire and water.
(b) Gunpowder and bullets.
(c) Fire and gunpowder.
(d) Swords and guns.

Short Answer Questions

1. Juliet's behavior toward her mother could be described as __________.

2. Why is Romeo down as the men travel to the Capulet party?

3. What is Juliet waiting for at the start of Act 2, Scene 5?

4. At the beginning of Act 1, Scene 2, Capulet and Paris discuss _________.

5. In Act 2, Scene 4, what does the nurse warn Romeo against?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What freedom does Capulet seem to be offering Juliet in her choices for marriage?

3. How is Romeo's love for Juliet different from his love for Rosaline, according to the Act 2 prologue?

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

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

6. Why does Benvolio attempt to convince Romeo to pursue other loves?

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

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

9. How does Lady Capulet appear to feel about Paris as a prospective groom for her daughter?

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

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