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. What will be Juliet's excuse for leaving the house to go to church that afternoon?

2. Friar Laurence chastises Romeo for what?

3. Romeo claims his love for Juliet is different from his love for Rosaline because ________________.

4. Mercutio asks Romeo to leave the nurse and do what?

5. According to the Prologue of Act 2, what lends the couple power?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why does Capulet discourage Tybalt from confronting Romeo?

5. What is the difference between Lady Capulet's behavior toward Juliet and the nurse's behavior?

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

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

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

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

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

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 many misunderstandings and ironies that surround the events in Romeo and Juliet. Write an essay in which you explain how these events contribute to the themes of the play. Use evidence from the text to support your argument.

Essay Topic 3

Consider the female characters in Romeo and Juliet, and their roles in the events of the play. Write an essay in which you discuss any female character's significance to the events of the text.

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