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Romeo And Juliet By Shakespeare

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Romeo And Juliet By Shakespeare

Shakespeare's classic tale of romance and tragedy. When the "star crossed lovers" of two enemy families meet, forbidden love ensues. Take this brief quiz to help you remember the basic plot of Shakespeare's play.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where does the play take place?
    • A. 

      Verona

    • B. 

      London

    • C. 

      Paris

  • 2. 
    What are the first AND last names of the two star-crossed lovers in this play?
    • A. 

      Juliet Montague and Romeo Capulet

    • B. 

      Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet.

    • C. 

      Juliet Caprizio and Romeo Martize

  • 3. 
    Now for a more difficult question;  in the beginning of Act I, two servants start a fight.  What were the names of the two servants?
    • A. 

      Sampson and Gregory, servants to the Capulets and Abraham and Balthasar, servants to the Montague family.

    • B. 

      Balthazar and Caprisio, servants to the Montague family and Sampson and Gregory, servants to the Capulets.

    • C. 

      Lawrence and Balthazar, servants to the Capulets and Sampson and Gregory, servants to the capulets.

  • 4. 
    Romeo we learn is lovesick;  who is he in love with during Act I?
    • A. 

      Juliet

    • B. 

      Margarite

    • C. 

      Rosaline

  • 5. 
    Juliet's father wants her to marry.  Who does he want her to marry?
    • A. 

      Carpetio

    • B. 

      Paris

    • C. 

      Balthazar

  • 6. 
     Mercutio attempts to cheer a lovesick Romeo up, telling him to be rough with love if need be.  What does he have him do?
    • A. 

      Go out on a date with his cousin.

    • B. 

      Go to a party at the Capulets

    • C. 

      Go out of town for two weeks.

  • 7. 
    Romeo goes to a party at the Capulets, where he sees Juliet.  He falls in love with her immediately.  How does he learn that she is in love with him?
    • A. 

      He scales the wall to the orchard and overhears her talking on the balcony.

    • B. 

      He overhears her talking the next day at the market.

    • C. 

      He hears her nurse talking to his servant.

  • 8. 
    Who does Romeo tell about his feelings for Juliet?
    • A. 

      Friar Laurence

    • B. 

      Friar Caprizio

    • C. 

      Friar Balthazar

  • 9. 
    Why does Friar Laurence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet?
    • A. 

      He is afraid Juliet will kill herself if he doesn't.

    • B. 

      He knows they will go to another town and get married anyway.

    • C. 

      He hopes this will end the feud between their families.

  • 10. 
    In Act III,  Benvolio and Mercutio (both Montagues) meet Tybalt (Capulet). Tybalt attempts to provoke Romeo into fighting.  What happens next?
    • A. 

      Mercutio fights Tybalt and is killed. Romeo then kills Tybalt.

    • B. 

      Romeo kills Mercutio, and Tybalt.

    • C. 

      Tybalt kills Mercutio and Romeo is blamed.

  • 11. 
    As punishment, what does Escalus, the Prince of Verona do?
    • A. 

      Tells Romeo he must divorce Juliet.

    • B. 

      Tells Romeo he is to die.

    • C. 

      Banishes Romeo from Verona threatening death should he ever return.

  • 12. 
    Meanwhile, not knowing that Romeo and Juliet are married, what does her father want Juliet to do?
    • A. 

      Marry Paris on Thursday.

    • B. 

      Leave town to get away from the feud.

    • C. 

      Join a convent.

  • 13. 
    Fearing Juliet will commit suicide, Friar Laurence comes up with a solution to help them both.  What does he tell Juliet to do?
    • A. 

      Come to the church that night so he can help her run away.

    • B. 

      Take a potion simulating death, allowing Romeo to take her away.

    • C. 

      Tell her parents she is married to Romeo.

  • 14. 
    How does Friar Laurence's plan go wrong?
    • A. 

      He gives Juliet too strong a potion and Juliet dies.

    • B. 

      Romeo doesn't get his message and he thinks Juliet is really dead.

    • C. 

      Juliet's family finds out that Juliet is really alive.

  • 15. 
    At the end of the play, how do both Romeo and Juliet die?
    • A. 

      Paris fights Romeo whom he believes is desecrating Juliet's grave. Paris dies, Romeo drinks poison and Juliet wakes and stabs herself.

    • B. 

      Paris finds Romeo and Juliet together and alive. He stabs them both and then himself.

    • C. 

      Juliet's father finds Romeo and Juliet together and kills them both in a fit of rage.

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