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

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

3. In Act 4, Scnee 2, Juliet apologizes to her parents for ________________.

4. Why has Friar John come to visit Friar Laurence in Act 5, Scene 2?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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 are Capulet's final instructions for the wedding day?

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

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

In an essay, compare Romeo and Juliet to another couple in literature, either tragic or otherwise. What makes Romeo and Juliet extraordinary or typical as a romantic couple in literature? Use evidence from the text to support your argument.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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