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, Capulet compares Juliet to what?

2. What is Juliet's reaction to her mother's news that the wedding has been planned for Thursday?

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

4. In Act 3, Scene 4, Capulet tells Lady Capulet to do what?

5. What is Paris' response to the scheduled wedding date?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does Juliet threaten to kill herself in Act 4, Scene 1?

4. In what way has Romeo sold the apothecary "poison"?

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

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

7. Why are the preparations for Juliet's wedding to Paris so rushed?

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

9. What statement does Juliet make to Romeo in Act 3, Scene 5 that foreshadows both their deaths?

10. Why does Juliet decide to lie to the nurse in Act 3, Scene 5?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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