Quiz: Romeo And Juliet By Shakespeare

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Quiz: Romeo And Juliet By Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare are one of his best works, and it tells the story of two rival families who have so much hate for each other that their children`s love for each other ended in death and too much saddened. How well do you remember the story? Do take up the quiz below and get to find out for sure!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What makes Romeo and Juliet a tragedy?  For that matter, what makes any piece of literary work a tragedy?  Be specific and go beyond the fact that several people die.
  • 2. 
    In "Romeo and Juliet," what event does the Prologue foreshadow?
    • A. 

      The deaths of Romeo and Juliet

    • B. 

      The marriage of Romeo and Juliet

    • C. 

      The death of Romeo’s and Juliet’s child

    • D. 

      The marriage of Paris and Juliet

  • 3. 
    In these lines, what is Prince Escalus’ message to Capulet and Montague? "If ever you disturb our streets again, Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace."
    • A. 

      Capulet and Montague have been responsible for three brawls.

    • B. 

      The city streets have been much disturbed.

    • C. 

      “Ancient citizens” have had to take up arms.

    • D. 

      Capulet and Montague will pay with their lives if there are further disturbances.

  • 4. 
    Romeo agrees with Benvolio’s plan to go to Capulet’s party because he hopes to
    • A. 

      Forget his love for Rosaline.

    • B. 

      Challenge Tybalt to a fight.

    • C. 

      Catch a glimpse of Rosaline.

    • D. 

      Make peace with the Capulets.

  • 5. 
    Act I of "Romeo and Juliet" is mainly about the Capulet-Montague family feud and
    • A. 

      Romeo and Juliet’s first meeting.

    • B. 

      Romeo’s unrequited love for Rosaline.

    • C. 

      Paris’s desire to marry Juliet.

    • D. 

      Juliet’s interest in marriage.

  • 6. 
    What
 does 
Juliet 
want 
Romeo 
to 
do 
as 
she 
speaks 
from 
her 
balcony?
    • A. 

      Give 
up 
his 
friends

    • B. 

      Change his name to Capulet

    • C. 

      Fall in love with someone else

    • D. 

      Deny his father and refuse his name

  • 7. 
    What does Romeo ask Friar Lawrence to do?
    • A. 

      Persuade Juliet to marry him

    • B. 

      Marry Romeo and Juliet that day

    • C. 

      Talk to the Capulets about Juliet

    • D. 

      Tell Rosaline about Juliet

  • 8. 
    Who does Juliet send as a messenger?
    • A. 

      Mercutio

    • B. 

      Peter

    • C. 

      Her nurse

    • D. 

      Friar Lawrence

  • 9. 
    Shakespeare was born in what town or city?
    • A. 

      London

    • B. 

      Stratford-upon-Avon

    • C. 

      Oxford

    • D. 

      Wales

  • 10. 
    Who did Shakespeare marry?
    • A. 

      Judith Sadler

    • B. 

      Susanna Hall

    • C. 

      Anne Hathaway

    • D. 

      Mary Queen of Scots

  • 11. 
    The London theaters were closed on account of a virulent outbreak of the plague in 1593 and part of 1594. Specifically, what disease was this?
    • A. 

      Tuberculosis

    • B. 

      The Plague of Frogs

    • C. 

      Bubonic Plague

    • D. 

      The pox

  • 12. 
    What was the name of the theater founded by Shakespeare and his contemporaries?
    • A. 

      The Royal Tennenbaum

    • B. 

      The Global Theater

    • C. 

      Madison Square Garden

    • D. 

      The Globe Theater

  • 13. 
    Shakespeare is rumored to have helped translate which famous book?
    • A. 

      The Bible

    • B. 

      Moby Dick

    • C. 

      The Crucible

    • D. 

      War and Peace

  • 14. 
    In the prologue before Act I in "Romeo and Juliet", Romeo and Juliet are referred to as
    • A. 

      The unhappy hero, the luckless heroine

    • B. 

      Star-crossed lovers

    • C. 

      Pictures of young love

    • D. 

      Rebels without a cause

  • 15. 
    In "Romeo and Juliet," Mercutio is stabbed...
    • A. 

      By Romeo by mistake.

    • B. 

      By Tybalt while distracted by Romeo trying to break up the fight.

    • C. 

      By Benvolio in the heat of anger.

    • D. 

      But dies when he is poisoned.

    • E. 

      In the back by Tybalt.

  • 16. 
    How many plays did Shakespeare write?
    • A. 

      158

    • B. 

      37

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      1,256

  • 17. 
    Who played all the parts in plays during Shakespeare's time?
    • A. 

      Adult males

    • B. 

      Women

    • C. 

      Males

    • D. 

      Members of the clergy

  • 18. 
    This occurs when an actor on stage talks directly to the audience.  No one but that actor and the audience can "hear" what is being said.
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Pun

    • C. 

      Aside

    • D. 

      Oxymoron

  • 19. 
    Aside from the articles (the, an, a), which words in the following sentence can be labeled as adjectives?   "Tired of the hours of homework, the exhausted students flopped down on her cozy couch for some much needed rest and relaxation."
    • A. 

      Tired and down

    • B. 

      Tired, hours, rest

    • C. 

      Tired, exhausted, her, cozy

    • D. 

      Tired, exhausted, rest, relaxation

  • 20. 
    Which words in the following sentence can best be described as nouns? "Chester really wanted to swim with the dolphins; he had always dreamed of being in the ocean with nothing around him but the mammals of the sea, the sun in the sky, and his wits."
    • A. 

      Chester, dolphins, ocean, sea, sky, wits

    • B. 

      Chester, dolphins, swim, ocean, around

    • C. 

      Chester, dolphins, ocean, him, in

    • D. 

      Chester, wanted, being, around

  • 21. 
    Which words in the following sentences can best be described as verbs? "Alice wondered why she had been sent to wonderland.  Thinking aloud, she realized that this was exactly the place her detractors wanted her to be."
    • A. 

      Wondered, been, place, to

    • B. 

      Wondered, sent, realized, was, wanted

    • C. 

      Wondered, why, aloud, exactly

    • D. 

      Wondered, place, detractors

  • 22. 
    "I am so hungry I could eat a horse!" is an example of...
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Ritalin

  • 23. 
    "Peter Piper Picked Pickled Peppers" is an example of...
    • A. 

      Pun

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 24. 
    What was the end result of the events of "The Lottery"?
    • A. 

      Tessie Hutchinson was run out of town

    • B. 

      Bobby Shackleford was stoned to death

    • C. 

      Old Man Warner got what he always wanted-- and end to the Lottery

    • D. 

      Tessie Hutchinson was stoned to death

  • 25. 
    In Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado," how does the narrator kill his foe?
    • A. 

      Bludgeons him with a trowel

    • B. 

      With poisoned wine

    • C. 

      Leaves him out in the rain to catch a further cold

    • D. 

      By walling him in a tomb chained to a wall

  • 26. 
    In "The Most Dangerous Game," Rainsford ends up on the island because he:
    • A. 

      Falls from his yacht while fishing during the day

    • B. 

      Falls from his yacht while smoking his pipe at night

    • C. 

      Attempts to swim to the island after he hears gunshots

    • D. 

      Crashes his yacht on the rough rocks on Ship-Trap Island

  • 27. 
    Which character in "The Most Dangerous Game remarks that "he had never slept in a better bed."
    • A. 

      Zaroff

    • B. 

      Ivan

    • C. 

      Fortunado

    • D. 

      Rainsford

  • 28. 
    In the "The Gift of the Magi," what items did each protagonist sacrifice in order to afford a gift for the other?
    • A. 

      Grandmother's dress and new wallet.

    • B. 

      Locks of long hair and grandfather's/father's watch

    • C. 

      Next month's rent and grandmother's necklace

    • D. 

      High paying job and trip to Paris