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. When Capulet hears of Juliet's refusal to marry Paris, he does what?

2. Juliet will not speak badly about Romeo even after he kills Tybalt because _________________.

3. Who arrives to speak to Romeo and the friar in Act 3, Scene 3?

4. Who gave the letter to Romeo explaining about Juliet?

5. Juliet worries that she will wake before Romeo arrives and

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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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