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. In Act 4, Scene 5, the friar claims that Juliet is ___________.

2. At the end of Act 4, Scene 2, Capulet plans to do what?

3. Why does Romeo visit the apothecary in Act 5, Scene 1?

4. Why is the apothecary hesitant to sell Romeo poison?

5. In Act 4, Scene 3, Juliet asks the nurse to leave her alone _______________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Juliet's first speech about in Act 3, Scene 2?

2. Why does Paris try to prevent Romeo from entering the vault?

3. How will the potion free Juliet from the commitment to marry Paris?

4. How has Romeo's name "murdered" Juliet?

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

6. What are Capulet's final instructions for the wedding day?

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

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

9. What is ironic about Capulet's statement that the city is "bound" to the Friar?

10. Why does the Prince banish Romeo instead of ordering his death?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Review Mercutio's statements when he is injured in Act III, Scene 1. His statements, "A plague o' both your houses," and "They have made worm's meat of me," place the blame for his death at the Montagues' and Capulets' doors. Write an essay in which you either defend, refute, or qualify Mercutio's accusations in Act III, Scene 1.

Essay Topic 2

Characters mature and change over the course of Romeo and Juliet. Choose any character and write an essay in which you track the character's development, noting the change between their initial behavior and any changes you observe over the course of the play.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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