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. Why was Friar John prevented from delivering Romeo's letter?

2. In Act 4, Scnee 2, Juliet apologizes to her parents for ________________.

3. After Act 4, Scene 2, Juliet asks the nurse to do what?

4. Friar Laurence advises the Capulets to do what in Act 4, Scene 5?

5. How does Lady Capulet respond to Juliet's plea for help regarding the impending marriage to Paris?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Why does Mercutio fight Tybalt instead of Romeo?

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

9. Why is Juliet so upset that Romeo is banished?

10. Why does Friar Laurence ask for an "iron crow" when he learns that Romeo did not get his letter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Romeo and Juliet are often idealized as the ultimate romantic young couple. After reading the play, write an essay in which you defend, refute, or qualify the notion that Romeo and Juliet are the ultimate teenage couple. Be sure to use evidence from the text to support your claim.

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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