Romeo and Juliet Test | Final 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. Why is Juliet ready to go to church, but "never to return"?

2. In Act 3, Scene 3, the friar tells Romeo that the Prince ____________.

3. The marriage of Paris and Juliet has been planned for what day?

4. Capulet believes Juliet will cooperate with the wedding plans fully because __________________.

5. Why do the musicians refuse to play at the end of Act 4, Scene 5?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does Romeo believe he can get the apothecary to sell him poison, though it is illegal?

4. Why does the Friar leave Juliet alone in the vault at the end of the play?

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

6. In what way has Romeo sold the apothecary "poison"?

7. In Act 4, Scene 2, what language reveals Capulet's anger toward his daughter before she apologizes to him?

8. Why does Juliet threaten to kill herself in Act 4, Scene 1?

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

10. Why does the Prince banish Romeo instead of ordering his death?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Review Mercutio's statements when he is injured in Act III, Scene 1. His statements, "A plague o' both your houses," and "They have made worm's meat of me," place the blame for his death at the Montagues' and Capulets' doors. Write an essay in which you either defend, refute, or qualify Mercutio's accusations in Act III, Scene 1.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Romeo and Juliet are often idealized as the ultimate romantic young couple. After reading the play, write an essay in which you defend, refute, or qualify the notion that Romeo and Juliet are the ultimate teenage couple. Be sure to use evidence from the text to support your claim.

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