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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. How does Lady Capulet respond to Juliet's plea for help regarding the impending marriage to Paris?
3. Ironically, in Act 5, Scene 1, Romeo's dreams have hinted at _____________.
4. Before he can enter the tomb, Romeo encounters who?
5. Mercutio says the two houses have made "worm's meat" of him because ___________________.
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Juliet's verbalized fears in Act 4, Scene 3 foreshadow upcoming events?
2. Why does Juliet decide to lie to the nurse in Act 3, Scene 5?
3. Why does Capulet plan Juliet's wedding even though she has not professed a love for Paris yet?
4. What is Juliet's first speech about in Act 3, Scene 2?
5. In Act 4, Scene 2, what language reveals Capulet's anger toward his daughter before she apologizes to him?
6. 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?
7. How has Romeo's name "murdered" Juliet?
8. Why does the Prince banish Romeo instead of ordering his death?
9. What reasons does Friar Laurence give Romeo to be happy in Act 3, Scene 3?
10. Why are the preparations for Juliet's wedding to Paris so rushed?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Consider the saying, "Those have most power to hurt us, that we love." After reviewing the many kinds of love in Romeo and Juliet, write an essay in which you defend, refute, or qualify the preceding statement using any relationship from the play to support your argument.
Essay Topic 2
Considering common character archetypes--villain, hero, fool, sidekick, etc.--choose any character from the play and write an essay in which you explore their role as an archetype. 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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