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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. Friar Laurence arrives in Act 5, Scene 3 _______________.
2. The friar claims he is uneasy about Paris' wedding to Juliet because _________________.
3. What is Juliet's reaction to her mother's news that the wedding has been planned for Thursday?
4. What does Juliet say to her mother and the nurse instead of "goodnight"?
5. Before he can enter the tomb, Romeo encounters who?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Juliet threaten to kill herself in Act 4, Scene 1?
2. What is ironic about Capulet's statement that the city is "bound" to the Friar?
3. How has Romeo's name "murdered" Juliet?
4. Why does Friar Laurence ask for an "iron crow" when he learns that Romeo did not get his letter?
5. What does Juliet plan to do if the potion does not work?
6. How will the potion free Juliet from the commitment to marry Paris?
7. How do Juliet's verbalized fears in Act 4, Scene 3 foreshadow upcoming events?
8. What statement does Juliet make to Romeo in Act 3, Scene 5 that foreshadows both their deaths?
9. What is Friar Laurence's plan for Juliet now that the letter has failed to reach Romeo?
10. 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?
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 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
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.
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