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

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

3. Juliet claims she met Paris at the friar's cell and ____________.

4. Why does Romeo refuse to fight Tybalt?

5. Who discovers that Juliet appears to be dead?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What reasons does Friar Laurence give Romeo to be happy in Act 3, Scene 3?

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

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

6. Why does Mercutio fight Tybalt instead of Romeo?

7. Why does the Friar leave Juliet alone in the vault at the end of the play?

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

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

Robert F. Kennedy said, "Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live." Considering this quote, explain how The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet teaches its readers wisdom. Identify the events that qualify Romeo and Juliet as a tragedy according to Kennedy's definition.

Essay Topic 2

Consider the female characters in Romeo and Juliet, and their roles in the events of the play. Write an essay in which you discuss any female character's significance to the events of the text.

Essay Topic 3

Consider the cause and effect relationships between events in Romeo and Juliet, such as Tybalt's stabbing of Mercutio, which results in Romeo killing Tybalt. Write an essay in which you choose the three most significant cause and effect relationships in the play, and explain their significance to events and themes.

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