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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 1, Scene 2, Romeo compares his thwarted love for Rosaline to ______________.
(a) Joy and delight.
(b) Illness and a cure.
(c) Madness and imprisonment.
(d) Ignorance and illiteracy.

2. In Act 2, Scene 5, the nurse shares Romeo's plan to do what?
(a) Bribe the guards to let him in.
(b) Climb into Juliet's room using a rope.
(c) Answer Tybalt's challenge.
(d) Marry Rosaline.

3. Why is there more "peril" in Juliet's eye than in her kinsmen's swords?
(a) Because Romeo cannot fight a female.
(b) Because the risk of loving Juliet puts him in danger.
(c) Because Juliet is deceitful and may kill him.
(d) Because Juliet's love is unhealthy.

4. Romeo claims he does not know what name he should identify himself by because _______________.
(a) His name is an enemy to Juliet, and he is afraid to identify himself at her home.
(b) His name is hard to pronounce in Italian.
(c) His name is an enemy to Juliet, and therefore hateful to him.
(d) He cannot remember his name.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Friar Laurence believes the alliance between families might _______________.

2. Why must Romeo and Juliet must "steal" their love?

3. The chorus promises that anything left out of the prologue will be __________.

4. Juliet's soliloquy in Act 2, Scene 2 suggests Romeo's name alone ___________.

5. The Capulet servant tells Romeo and Benvolio they may attend the party if ___________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Why does Juliet wish Romeo had another name?

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

8. What, according to the Act 1 prologue, will comprise the traffic of the stage?

9. How, in Act 2, scene 3, does the friar promise to assist Romeo?

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

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