Romeo And Juliet: Act III

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  • 1. 

    In Scene 1, Mercutio speaks the following line: “Tybalt, you ratcatcher, will you walk?” Mercutio wants Tybalt to

    • A.

      Forfeit the fight

    • B.

      Hang out

    • C.

      Fight

    • D.

      Leave quietly

    Correct Answer
    C. Fight
    Explanation
    Mercutio's line "Tybalt, you ratcatcher, will you walk?" is a challenge to Tybalt to engage in a physical altercation or fight. The use of the term "ratcatcher" is an insult, implying that Tybalt is lowly and unworthy. Mercutio's intention is to provoke Tybalt into a fight, showcasing his own bold and confrontational nature.

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  • 2. 

    Why doesn’t Romeo want to fight Tybalt at first?

    • A.

      Romeo is a coward.

    • B.

      Romeo is now related to Tybalt by marriage.

    • C.

      Romeo is on his way to marry Juliet.

    • D.

      Romeo thinks that Mercutio has a better chance of beating Tybalt.

    Correct Answer
    B. Romeo is now related to Tybalt by marriage.
    Explanation
    Romeo doesn't want to fight Tybalt at first because he is now related to Tybalt by marriage. This means that Tybalt is now Romeo's cousin-in-law, and Romeo doesn't want to harm or fight a family member.

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  • 3. 

    The Prince punishes Romeo by

    • A.

      Sentencing him to death

    • B.

      Annulling his marriage

    • C.

      Banishing him from Verona forever

    • D.

      Sentencing him to jail

    Correct Answer
    C. Banishing him from Verona forever
    Explanation
    Romeo is punished by being banished from Verona forever because he has committed a serious crime. This punishment is considered severe as it separates him from his loved ones and his home. Banishment serves as a way to ensure that Romeo faces the consequences of his actions and is removed from the society where he caused harm. It also serves as a deterrent for others, showing that such actions will not be tolerated.

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  • 4. 

    All of the following consequences result from Romeo’s killing of Tybalt except

    • A.

      Juliet decides that Paris is more honorable than Romeo.

    • B.

      The wedding of Juliet and Paris is decreed in order to offset the unhappiness caused by Tybalt’s death.

    • C.

      Romeo is banished from Verona.

    • D.

      Romeo and Juliet cannot reveal their marriage.

    Correct Answer
    A. Juliet decides that Paris is more honorable than Romeo.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Juliet decides that Paris is more honorable than Romeo." This consequence does not result from Romeo's killing of Tybalt. The other options are all direct consequences of Tybalt's death. Juliet and Romeo cannot reveal their marriage because it would further complicate the situation and worsen the feud between their families. The wedding of Juliet and Paris is decreed as a way to bring some happiness and stability back to Verona after Tybalt's death. Romeo being banished from Verona is a punishment for his actions.

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  • 5. 

    After Juliet finds out she must marry Paris, she decides to

    • A.

      Talk to Friar Laurence

    • B.

      Kill herself

    • C.

      Run away

    • D.

      Divorce Romeo

    Correct Answer
    A. Talk to Friar Laurence
    Explanation
    Juliet decides to talk to Friar Laurence because she is desperate for a solution to her predicament. She does not want to marry Paris and feels trapped. Friar Laurence is her trusted confidant and has helped her in the past. She hopes that he will have a plan or advice to help her escape the marriage and reunite with Romeo. Talking to Friar Laurence seems like the most logical and reasonable course of action for Juliet in this situation.

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  • 6. 

    Who is the most aggressive of the feuders and an experienced duelist?

    • A.

      Tybalt

    • B.

      Mercutio

    • C.

      Romeo

    • D.

      Benvolio

    Correct Answer
    A. Tybalt
    Explanation
    Tybalt is the correct answer because he is described as the most aggressive of the feuders and an experienced duelist. In the play "Romeo and Juliet," Tybalt is known for his hot temper and his willingness to engage in physical confrontations. He is often seen provoking fights and is skilled in sword fighting. His aggressive nature and dueling experience make him the most suitable choice for the given question.

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  • 7. 

    Why does Romeo kill Tybalt?

    • A.

      To defend his family’s honor

    • B.

      To carry on the ugly feud

    • C.

      To keep his promise to Juliet

    • D.

      To avenge his friend’s death

    Correct Answer
    D. To avenge his friend’s death
    Explanation
    Romeo kills Tybalt to avenge his friend's death. This is evident from the events that unfold in Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet. Tybalt kills Romeo's close friend, Mercutio, during a heated confrontation. Filled with anger and grief, Romeo seeks revenge and ends up killing Tybalt. This act is driven by his desire to avenge his friend's death and is a pivotal moment in the play that escalates the tragic events further.

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  • 8. 

    Why does Juliet’s father assume that his daughter will obey him?

    • A.

      She has always been weak-willed.

    • B.

      She likes Paris.

    • C.

      She has always been obedient.

    • D.

      She does not love Romeo.

    Correct Answer
    C. She has always been obedient.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "She has always been obedient." This is because Juliet's father assumes that his daughter will obey him based on her past behavior of always being obedient.

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  • 9. 

    When ask by the Prince who started the fight, Benvolio says

    • A.

      Mercutio

    • B.

      Servants

    • C.

      Tybalt

    • D.

      Romeo

    Correct Answer
    C. Tybalt
    Explanation
    Benvolio states that Tybalt started the fight when asked by the Prince. This implies that Tybalt was the one who initiated the conflict.

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  • 10. 

    The Nurse adds humor to the first three acts with her

    • A.

      Talkativeness

    • B.

      Vanity

    • C.

      Clumsiness

    • D.

      Appearance

    Correct Answer
    A. Talkativeness
    Explanation
    The correct answer is talkativeness because throughout the first three acts, the Nurse is constantly talking and sharing her opinions, often in a humorous and entertaining way. Her talkativeness adds a lighthearted and comedic element to the play, providing a contrast to the more serious and dramatic moments. She frequently engages in witty banter and playful exchanges with other characters, contributing to the overall humor and entertainment value of the first three acts.

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  • 11. 

    As Juliet encounters more conflicts and problems, how does her character change?

    • A.

      She runs away from her problems.

    • B.

      She becomes weaker and threatens suicide.

    • C.

      She becomes more self-confident and pushes away her elders.

    • D.

      She confesses that her life with Romeo is ill-fated and wants to leave him.

    Correct Answer
    B. She becomes weaker and threatens suicide.
    Explanation
    As Juliet encounters more conflicts and problems, her character changes by becoming weaker and threatening suicide. This is evident in the play when Juliet faces obstacles such as her family's feud with Romeo's family and the arranged marriage to Paris. These challenges cause Juliet to feel trapped and desperate, leading her to contemplate taking her own life. This shift in her character reflects her vulnerability and the immense pressure she is under, ultimately highlighting the tragic consequences of the circumstances she finds herself in.

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  • 12. 

    The turning point of the play occurs when

    • A.

      Romeo and Juliet marry

    • B.

      Mercutio is killed

    • C.

      Romeo Kills Tybalt

    • D.

      Juliet's parents insist she marry Paris

    Correct Answer
    C. Romeo Kills Tybalt
    Explanation
    The turning point of the play occurs when Romeo kills Tybalt. This event marks a major shift in the story, as it leads to a chain of tragic events and escalates the conflict between the Montagues and the Capulets. Romeo's impulsive act of revenge not only results in Tybalt's death but also leads to his own banishment. This, in turn, creates obstacles for his relationship with Juliet and sets the stage for the tragic conclusion of the play.

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  • 13. 

    Juliet’s vision of Romeo looking pale at the bottom of a tomb is an example of

    • A.

      Suspense

    • B.

      Foreshadowing

    • C.

      Irony

    • D.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    B. Foreshadowing
    Explanation
    Juliet's vision of Romeo looking pale at the bottom of a tomb is an example of foreshadowing. Foreshadowing is a literary technique used to hint at or suggest future events or outcomes in a story. In this case, Juliet's vision suggests that Romeo will meet a tragic end and foreshadows the events that will unfold in the play, including their untimely deaths.

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  • 14. 

    Capulet plans a wedding.  The reader’s knowledge of Juliet already being married is

    • A.

      Suspense

    • B.

      Foreshadowing

    • C.

      Irony

    • D.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    C. Irony
    Explanation
    The correct answer is irony because Capulet planning a wedding for Juliet is ironic since the reader knows that Juliet is already married to Romeo. This creates a sense of dramatic irony as the characters are unaware of this information, leading to potential conflict and complications in the story.

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