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. 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 Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Consider the figures available as guides for Romeo and Juliet, such as the nurse, the friar, Capulet, Montague, and the prince. Write an essay in which you identify any character as the most reliable and responsible guide for Romeo and Juliet. Be sure to use evidence from the text to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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