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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. At the end of her speech in Act 4, Scene 3, Juliet drinks to who/what?
2. Capulet is so thrilled with Juliet's behavior in Act 4, Scene 2 that he __________________.
3. When Capulet hears of Juliet's refusal to marry Paris, he does what?
4. Friar Laurence advises the Capulets to do what in Act 4, Scene 5?
5. Juliet worries that she will wake before Romeo arrives and
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Friar Laurence ask for an "iron crow" when he learns that Romeo did not get his letter?
2. What is ironic about Capulet's statement that the city is "bound" to the Friar?
3. 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?
4. Why does the Friar leave Juliet alone in the vault at the end of the play?
5. What does Juliet plan to do if the potion does not work?
6. In Act 4, Scene 2, what language reveals Capulet's anger toward his daughter before she apologizes to him?
7. Why does the Prince banish Romeo instead of ordering his death?
8. Why is Capulet so happy in Act 4, Scene 4?
9. Why does Juliet decide to lie to the nurse in Act 3, Scene 5?
10. In what way has Romeo sold the apothecary "poison"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Consider the figures available as guides for Romeo and Juliet, such as the nurse, the friar, Capulet, Montague, and the prince. Write an essay in which you identify any character as the most reliable and responsible guide for Romeo and Juliet. Be sure to use evidence from the text to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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