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. The nurse tells Capulet to go to bed so that ______________.

2. Juliet claims the nightingale is still singing because ________________.

3. Why does Romeo refuse to fight Tybalt?

4. Why does the apothecary finally take Romeo's money?

5. After Juliet takes the potion, the friar will do what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does Mercutio fight Tybalt instead of Romeo?

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

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

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

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

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

9. Why is Capulet so happy in Act 4, Scene 4?

10. How do Juliet's verbalized fears in Act 4, Scene 3 foreshadow upcoming events?

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

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

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.

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