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. What proof does the Prince find for the events that took place?

2. The friar suggests Juliet consent to the marriage with Paris in order to ________________.

3. What does Lady Capulet plan to speak to Juliet about in the morning?

4. What does Juliet say to her mother and the nurse instead of "goodnight"?

5. How does Juliet react to the nurse's suggestion that she marry Paris?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How has Romeo's name "murdered" Juliet?

4. Why does Friar Laurence ask for an "iron crow" when he learns that Romeo did not get his letter?

5. 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?

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

7. Why does Capulet plan Juliet's wedding even though she has not professed a love for Paris yet?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Consider Juliet's soliloquy in Act II, Scene 2, in which she asks the question, "What's in a name?" Write an essay in which you defend, refute, or qualify Juliet's idea that a name cannot define a person, using evidence from the text to support your argument.

Essay Topic 3

Friar Laurence's role is integral to the events of Romeo and Juliet. Considering his actions, write an essay in which you determine which of Friar Laurence's actions cause the greatest effect on the outcome of the play.

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