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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. After Act 4, Scene 2, Juliet asks the nurse to do what?
2. Why does Juliet refuse to go to her grieving parents?
3. Why does the apothecary finally take Romeo's money?
4. The nurse tells Capulet to go to bed so that ______________.
5. Romeo finds relief from his anguish in Act 3, Scene 3 when _____________.
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Mercutio fight Tybalt instead of Romeo?
2. 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?
3. What does Juliet plan to do if the potion does not work?
4. How do Juliet's verbalized fears in Act 4, Scene 3 foreshadow upcoming events?
5. Why does the Prince banish Romeo instead of ordering his death?
6. Why is Juliet so upset that Romeo is banished?
7. Why does Capulet plan Juliet's wedding even though she has not professed a love for Paris yet?
8. In Act 4, Scene 2, what language reveals Capulet's anger toward his daughter before she apologizes to him?
9. What is ironic about Capulet's statement that the city is "bound" to the Friar?
10. What consolation does the friar offer the Capulet family when Juliet is found dead?
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
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 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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