Romeo and Juliet Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the nurse finally arrives at Juliet's room in Act 2, Scene 5, she claims ___________.

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

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

4. In lines 186-196, Romeo compares love to all of the following EXCEPT what?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What is the general meaning of Mercutio's speech about Queen Mab?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Consider the saying, "Those have most power to hurt us, that we love." After reviewing the many kinds of love in Romeo and Juliet, write an essay in which you defend, refute, or qualify the preceding statement using any relationship from the play to support your argument.

Essay Topic 2

Consider the language Shakespeare uses in the scene when Romeo and Juliet meet, the balcony scene, and their death scene. Write an essay in which you compare and/or contrast the images or symbols the characters use in each of these scenes.

Essay Topic 3

Friar Laurence's role is integral to the events of Romeo and Juliet. Considering his actions, write an essay in which you determine which of Friar Laurence's actions cause the greatest effect on the outcome of the play.

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