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Romeo and Juliet Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. After reviewing the Capulet servant's list, Benvolio discovers that _________________.



2. At the beginning of the play, Montague and Lady Montague are concerned about Romeo because _________.



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



4. Capulet's initial objection to Paris courting his daughter is due to what?



5. Romeo and Juliet are ______________.



Short Essay Questions

1. How do Juliet's verbalized fears in Act 4, Scene 3 foreshadow upcoming events?



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



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



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



5. How will the potion free Juliet from the commitment to marry Paris?



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



7. Why does Paris try to prevent Romeo from entering the vault?



8. Why does Mercutio fight Tybalt instead of Romeo?



9. Why are Benvolio and Mercutio teasing Romeo in Act 2, Scene 1?



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



Essay Topics

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.

Robert F. Kennedy said, "Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live." Considering this quote, explain how The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet teaches its readers wisdom. Identify the events that qualify Romeo and Juliet as a tragedy according to Kennedy's definition.

Write an essay in which you evaluate Shakespeare's use of simile, metaphor, oxymoron, symbolism, allusion, or other literary devices. For the modern reader, do these devices contribute to him ideas or confuse them? Use specific examples from the text to support your argument.

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