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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. After Act 4, Scene 2, Juliet asks the nurse to do what?
2. Who arrives to speak to Romeo and the friar in Act 3, Scene 3?
3. Why does Romeo visit the apothecary in Act 5, Scene 1?
4. Why does the friar tell Romeo his "tears are womanish"?
5. Who discovers that Juliet appears to be dead?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are Capulet's final instructions for the wedding day?
2. How will the potion free Juliet from the commitment to marry Paris?
3. 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?
4. Why are the preparations for Juliet's wedding to Paris so rushed?
5. Why does Paris try to prevent Romeo from entering the vault?
6. What is Friar Laurence's plan for Juliet now that the letter has failed to reach Romeo?
7. Why does Capulet plan Juliet's wedding even though she has not professed a love for Paris yet?
8. What statement does Juliet make to Romeo in Act 3, Scene 5 that foreshadows both their deaths?
9. Why does Juliet decide to lie to the nurse in Act 3, Scene 5?
10. Why does Friar Laurence ask for an "iron crow" when he learns that Romeo did not get his letter?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Consider Benvolio's role as peacemaker in the play. Write an essay in which you argue for Benvolio's effectiveness as a character. Consider whether or not he is effective as peacemaker, and what purpose he might serve in the play.
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
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.
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