Romeo And Juliet Love

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  • 1. 
    Paper 1: Shakespeare and the 19th-century novel will test your knowledge of Shakespeare and The 19th-century novel.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Section A of Paper 1: Shakespeare will require you to   
    • A. 

      Write in detail about an extract from the play and then to write about the play as a whole.

    • B. 

      Write in detail only about an extract from the play.

    • C. 

      Write in detail about any part of the play your choose

  • 3. 
    Section B The 19th-century novel will require you to answer one question on the novel of your choice.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Paper 1 Section B The 19th-century novel will require you to write in detail about an extract from the novel and then to write about the novel as a whole.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    You will be given the texts in the exam.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Paper 2 is entitled Modern texts and poetry.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Paper 2 Section B Poetry will  require you to answer one comparative question on one named poem printed on the paper and one other poem from your chosen anthology cluster.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Paper 2 Section C Unseen poetry will require you to answer one question on one unseen poem and one question comparing this poem with a second unseen poem.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Which of the following should you do in order to increase your chances of earning a place in the top band (level 6)?
    • A. 

      Tell the story and use evidence from the story to support the telling of the story.

    • B. 

      Make simple, explicit references to the text. Make some reference to subject terminology and make simple comments/responses to context.

    • C. 

      Start to explain and/or make relevant comments on writer’s methods and/or contexts.

    • D. 

      Make sure your response is a critical,exploratory, well-structured argument that employs a range of judicious references and insightful analysis of language and form and structure supported by judicious use of subject terminology

  • 10. 
    To ensure that your response gets into level 5, you need to engage in a  detailed examination of the effects of language and/or structure and/or form supported by apt use of subject terminology. You also need to ensure that you examine ideas/perspectives/contextual factors, possibly including alternative interpretations/deeper meanings.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The subject of love dominates the play, Romeo and Juliet but there are many others, such as death, time, fate and loyalty.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    The play, Romeo and Juliet, is written in prose and poetry.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Common characters like the Nurse and the servants, usually speak in prose (normal sentences without any set rhyme or rhythm).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    There is romance in Scenes One, Two and Three.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Mercutio's comments about "Rosaline's bright eyes" and her "quivering thigh" are meant to 
    • A. 

      Contrast with Romeo's romantic attitude.

    • B. 

      Remind the reader that passion is important in the play

    • C. 

      Disgust the reader

    • D. 

      Remind the reader that Mercutio is not a Christian

    • E. 

      A, B and C only

    • F. 

      A and B only

    • G. 

      A and D only

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    Which of the following did the Friar call 'doting' and not 'loving', because it was only infatuation and very one sided ( it was only Romeo who believed he was in love; the other person did not care)?
    • A. 

      Romeo's early love for Juliet

    • B. 

      Romeo's early love for Rosaline

  • 17. 
    The love Juliet shares with her Nurse, the Friar and Romeo, and the friendships between Mercutio, Benvolio and Romeo
    • A. 

      Presents another view of love - as something spiritual and between friends.

    • B. 

      Suggests that family and friends will betray your love.

  • 18. 
    Shakespeare uses the famous balcony scene in Scene two to allow Juliet to speak openly of her true feelings for Romeo
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    At the start of Act Two Scene Two, both Romeo and Juliet have different views on love. Romeo __________________________, but Juliet wants something lasting -  the kind of love that leads to marriage.
    • A. 

      Worships Juliet and calls her 'a bright angel'

    • B. 

      Commits sacrilege by using religious metaphors to describe his feelings

  • 20. 
    A number of characters, especially Mercutio and the Nurse, make repeated references to sex. This is very different to the idealistic love shown by Romeo and Juliet. In these situations,  Shakespeare deals with yet another view of love 
    • A. 

      As something pure and holy

    • B. 

      As something purely sexual

    • C. 

      As something that corrupts the innocent

  • 21. 
    Another major theme in the play is the belief that an individual's life has been decided for them and there is nothing they can do to change it.  This is known as ___________
    • A. 

      Fate

    • B. 

      Pathetic fallacy

    • C. 

      Soliloquy

  • 22. 
    One technique Shakespeare uses in Act Three  Scene Two is _______________. Juliet is excited about spending the night with Romeo but the audience knows that her joy will not last long.
    • A. 

      Verbal irony

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Pathetic fallacy

    • D. 

      Oxymoron

  • 23. 
    Opposites are used frequently in Romeo and Juliet. They highlight the conflicts in the story. So we can find lots of references to light and darkness, or love and hatred. The technical term for this technique where words are deliberately chosen to contrast with one another is
    • A. 

      Oxymoron

    • B. 

      Pun

    • C. 

      Antithesis

    • D. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 24. 
    Another technique Shakespeare uses is a  play on words using words that sound similar but have different meanings. For example, when Mercutio is dying he says that tomorrow he will be a 'grave man' - 'grave' as in 'serious', but also as in 'dead and buried'. This technique can be used like this to make fun of characters and situations, like the two servants at the start who link everything they do and think about with sex.
    • A. 

      Dramatic irony

    • B. 

      Pun

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Pathetic fallacy

  • 25. 
    When one thing is described in terms of something else, we are using a _______. This comparison of two unlike things helps to create deeper meanings and provide insight into characters' feelings and motives. For example, Juliet becomes 'the sun', and then 'an angel', for Romeo. Think about the qualities of the Sun: it provides warmth, lightness and life to everything on Earth. Then think about just how important Juliet is to Romeo. Now think about the qualities of an angel - how does this help us to see Juliet through Romeo's eyes?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Metaphor

  • 26. 
    The play  contains a number of poems that have a fixed structure of 14 lines and use rhyme in a fairly complicated way. For instance, the first four lines rhyme ABAB. The next four lines follow CDCD. Then the next four lines EFEF. But the last two are a rhyming couplet GG. These poems are known as ______.
    • A. 

      Hiakus

    • B. 

      Concrete poems

    • C. 

      Dramatic monologues

    • D. 

      Sonnets

  • 27. 
    Juliet describes her love using conventional similes, so her bounty is 'as boundless as the sea' and her love 'as deep' (as the sea). However, Juliet is also capable of quite astonishing language. The oxymoron ______ illustrates perfectly Juliet's passion and devotion to Romeo
    • A. 

      'hollow ground'

    • B. 

      'sweet sorrow'

    • C. 

      'digging up of graves'

    • D. 

      'bridal bed'

  • 28. 
    Romeo's use of ____________ many times in Act Three Scene Three suggests that he is not thinking straight and highlights the fact that he is completely overwhelmed.
    • A. 

      Repetitive language

    • B. 

      Dramatic irony

    • C. 

      Soliloquy

    • D. 

      Structure

  • 29. 
    ___________________ mirrors Act One ,Scene Five, when the Capulets are preparing for the ball. The similarities of the scenes remind the reader of their different positions in the structure of the play. In act One, the play is moving swiftly towards romance, now in _________________ it is accelerating towards tragedy.
    • A. 

      Act Two, Scene Three

    • B. 

      Act Four, Scene Four

    • C. 

      Act Five, Scene One

    • D. 

      Act Five, Scene Two

  • 30. 
    What technique is Shakespeare using when, in Act Five, Scene Two, each character is ignorant of one piece of vital information, and this ignorance is driving the plot closer to tragedy. However, the audience knows everything and can only sit and watch helplessly as the lovers head to their doom?
    • A. 

      Foreshadowing

    • B. 

      Pathetic fallacy

    • C. 

      Structure

    • D. 

      Dramatic irony

  • 31. 
    In Act Five, Scene Three, Shakespeare contrasts Romeo and Paris's love for Juliet. While Paris is controlled and traditional, Romeo is wild and angry. He calls the tomb a _________.
    • A. 

      Detestable maw that has eaten the 'dearest morsel of the earth'

    • B. 

      'sweet flower'

    • C. 

      'tempt not a desperate man'

    • D. 

      'vengeance be pursued further than death'

  • 32. 
    Juliet is beautiful and intelligent. She also changes a lot after meeting Romeo. Which of the following could we use to describe Juliet at different points in the play?
    • A. 

      Determined and impulsive

    • B. 

      Weak and submissivie

    • C. 

      Passionate but young

    • D. 

      Loyal and defiant

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      All except B

    • G. 

      All except C

    • H. 

      None of the above

  • 33. 
    Mercutio should have been able to walk away from the fight. Instead, he died protecting Romeo's honour. In this scene, Shakespeare might be suggesting that
    • A. 

      Honour is more important than life and worth dying for

    • B. 

      Honour is not as important as some people think; in fact, it might be pointless.

  • 34. 
    Capulet changes during the play. At first, he wants to give Juliet 'scope of choice' in whom she will marry, but when she disobeys him, he uses very strong language to her. This suggests that he
    • A. 

      Views her as his property

    • B. 

      Believes that she is to obey him and do as she is told

    • C. 

      Is a very controlling character

    • D. 

      Does not like to be disobeyed by women

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      All of the above except C

    • G. 

      A, B and C only

  • 35. 
    The Nurse makes physical jokes and puns such as, 'you shall bear the burden soon at night' - this creates humour in the play. It also represents a physical attitude towards love that contrasts with Juliet's innocent romance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    Shakespeare presents Friar Lawrence as a fatherly, wise man who is always responsible and a good role model to the young lovers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    In medieval times, men worshipped women from afar, writing poetry and songs about the perfection of their beloved. The woman was often supposed/expected to remain cold and distant, at least at first. This was known as _________.
    • A. 

      Courtly love

    • B. 

      Romantic love

    • C. 

      Perfect love

    • D. 

      Non-sexual love

  • 38. 
    Romeo's love for Rosaline is an example of ____________. He worships her from afar and will not stop loving her even though she makes it clear that she does not love him and wants to  'live chaste.'
    • A. 

      Romantic love

    • B. 

      Non-sexual love

    • C. 

      Courtly love

    • D. 

      Idiotic love

  • 39. 
    Young love is generally seen as  headstrong and passionate, not wise or realistic.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    Shakespeare might have deliberately chosen to make Juliet very young- thirteen- in order to suggest that 
    • A. 

      Romeo and Juliet's love will be destructive

    • B. 

      The lovers will be immature and reckless

    • C. 

      The lovers will be consumed by their love and place each others lives in danger

    • D. 

      The relationship will be unconventional and passionate

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      A,B and C only

    • G. 

      A only

  • 41. 
    Shakespeare varies the length of key scenes in order to
    • A. 

      Develop key events

    • B. 

      Explore characters' feelings

    • C. 

      Change the mood

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      A and B only

    • F. 

      A and C only

  • 42. 
    Images of speed and time make everything feel rushed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 43. 
    Shakespeare uses time imagery to create suspense and natural imagery to describe characters.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 44. 
    Shakespeare places most comic scenes in the first half of the play and the tragic , suspenseful scenes towards the end.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    Which of the following could you use to describe Romeo?
    • A. 

      Romantic and passionate

    • B. 

      Impulsive and rash

    • C. 

      Brave and funny

    • D. 

      Intelligent and honourable

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      A, B and C only

    • G. 

      A, C and D only