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. The Capulet servant approaches Romeo in Act 1, Scene 2 to ask him what?

2. In Act 1, Scene 1, Tybalt accuses Benvolio of what?

3. Capulet allows that his consent is one part of the courtship agreement, but the other part is ___________.

4. Who do Sampson and Gregory first encounter in the city square in Act 1, Scene 1?

5. Romeo and Juliet are ______________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Mercutio discussing Tybalt's character in Act 2, Scene 4?

2. What reasons does Friar Laurence give Romeo to be happy in Act 3, Scene 3?

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

4. How does Capulet respond to Paris' proposal to court Juliet?

5. What is Friar Laurence's plan for Juliet now that the letter has failed to reach Romeo?

6. What gesture does Sampson make toward Abram?

7. Why does Capulet discourage Tybalt from confronting Romeo?

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

9. Why does the nurse prolong Juliet's anxiety in Act 2, Scene 5?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Characters mature and change over the course of Romeo and Juliet. Choose any character and write an essay in which you track the character's development, noting the change between their initial behavior and any changes you observe over the course of the play.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Reflect on Romeo's description of his love for Rosaline, then for Juliet. Write an essay in which you compare and/or contrast Romeo's behavior and dialogue in relation to his love for Rosaline and Juliet, arriving at a conclusion about the significance of his love for each girl in relation to the events of the play.

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