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 prologue is supposed to ______________.

2. in Act 1, Scene, what does Juliet agrees to do?

3. Lady Capulet compares Paris to what?

4. Who does Montague ask for an account of the brawl in Act 1, Scene 1?

5. Juliet's soliloquy in Act 2, Scene 2 suggests Romeo's name alone ___________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why is Juliet so impatient for the nurse's return in Act 2, Scene 5?

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

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

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

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

10. How does the nurse respond to Lady Capulet's questions about marriage?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Considering common character archetypes--villain, hero, fool, sidekick, etc.--choose any character from the play and write an essay in which you explore their role as an archetype. Use evidence from the text to support your argument.

Essay Topic 2

Consider the cause and effect relationships between events in Romeo and Juliet, such as Tybalt's stabbing of Mercutio, which results in Romeo killing Tybalt. Write an essay in which you choose the three most significant cause and effect relationships in the play, and explain their significance to events and themes.

Essay Topic 3

Consider the contrasting motifs of light and dark, or blindness and sight in Romeo and Juliet. Write an essay in which you explore the symbolic meanings of any two contrasting motifs in the play, discussing its contribution to the play's theme or themes.

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