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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. In Act 3, Scene 4, Capulet tells Lady Capulet to do what?
2. Juliet will not speak badly about Romeo even after he kills Tybalt because _________________.
3. Before she falls unconscious, Juliet thinks she sees ______________.
4. Capulet is in a rush in Act 4, Scene 4 because ______________.
5. The nurse arrives in Act 3, Scene 5 to tell Juliet what?
Short Essay Questions
1. What statement does Juliet make to Romeo in Act 3, Scene 5 that foreshadows both their deaths?
2. Why does Romeo believe he can get the apothecary to sell him poison, though it is illegal?
3. In Act 4, Scene 2, what language reveals Capulet's anger toward his daughter before she apologizes to him?
4. How do Juliet's verbalized fears in Act 4, Scene 3 foreshadow upcoming events?
5. What are Capulet's final instructions for the wedding day?
6. How will the potion free Juliet from the commitment to marry Paris?
7. Why does Juliet threaten to kill herself in Act 4, Scene 1?
8. What is ironic about Capulet's statement that the city is "bound" to the Friar?
9. How has Romeo's name "murdered" Juliet?
10. In what way has Romeo sold the apothecary "poison"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is set in Verona, Italy. Consider this setting as the background for the events of the play, and write an essay in which you argue for or against Verona, Italy, as a catalyst for events of the play. Be sure to use evidence from the text to support your argument.
Essay Topic 2
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 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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