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. Friar Laurence advises the Capulets to do what in Act 4, Scene 5?

2. In Act 4, Scene 3, Juliet asks the nurse to leave her alone _______________.

3. In Act 3, Scene 2, Juliet compares her impatience to see Romeo to what?

4. Why is the apothecary hesitant to sell Romeo poison?

5. Capulet is in a rush in Act 4, Scene 4 because ______________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Juliet decide to lie to the nurse in Act 3, Scene 5?

2. What are Capulet's final instructions for the wedding day?

3. Why are the preparations for Juliet's wedding to Paris so rushed?

4. What is Juliet's first speech about in Act 3, Scene 2?

5. What consolation does the friar offer the Capulet family when Juliet is found dead?

6. Why is Capulet so happy in Act 4, Scene 4?

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

8. Why is Juliet so upset that Romeo is banished?

9. What does Juliet plan to do if the potion does not work?

10. In Act 3, Scene 4, Lady Capulet says she will "know Juliet's mind" early the next day. What does this suggest about Juliet's role in the marriage?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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 many misunderstandings and ironies that surround the events in Romeo and Juliet. Write an essay in which you explain how these events contribute to the themes of the play. Use evidence from the text to support your argument.

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