Romeo And Juliet: ACT 1 Scene 1

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  • 1. 
    What is GREGORY doing when he says "No, for then we should be colliers"?
    • A. 

      Teasing Sampson

    • B. 

      Chastising Sampson

    • C. 

      Belittling Sampson

    • D. 

      Asking Sampson to help him defeat their enemies.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following best describes the literary device 'pun'?
    • A. 

      A comparison in which two unlike things are compared by using 'as' or 'like.'

    • B. 

      A play on words in which a humorous effect is produced by using a word that suggests two or more meanings or by exploiting similar sounding words having different meanings.

    • C. 

      The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something non-human, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.

  • 3. 
    What does Gregory mean when he says "But thou art not quickly moved to strike"?
    • A. 

      It is easy to make Sampson angry.

    • B. 

      Sampson gets angry over the smallest of insults.

    • C. 

      Sampson is not easily angered.

    • D. 

      Sampson only gets angry once in a while.

  • 4. 
    Which literary device is used at the start of Act 1 Scene 1 when Sampson and Gregory are speaking to each other?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Irony

    • D. 

      Pun

  • 5. 
    What is the effect of using this literaray device at the start of the play?
    • A. 

      The members of the audience find the men amusing and become more interested in the events in the play.

    • B. 

      The members of the audience become tense and begin to wonder who the main characters are.

    • C. 

      The members of the audience become bored and start leaving the theatre.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following words best describes the quarrel of the servants?
    • A. 

      Polite

    • B. 

      Civilized

    • C. 

      Bawdy

  • 7. 
    What word does Sampson use to describe anyone who belongs to the house of Montaque?
    • A. 

      Cat

    • B. 

      Dog

    • C. 

      Monkey

    • D. 

      Horse

  • 8. 
    Shakespeare allows "SAMPSON and GREGORY, servants of the Capulet family," to "enter carrying swords and small shields" because he wants to
    • A. 

      Demonstrate how important weapons are to men.

    • B. 

      Create characters who think and behave like the audience.

    • C. 

      Suggest that even the servants are always ready to fight.

  • 9. 
    Sampson continues to refer to members of the Montaque household as 'dogs' because he wants to show
    • A. 

      Contempt for them.

    • B. 

      How angry they make him.

    • C. 

      How brave he is.

  • 10. 
    When Sampson says that he will " take the wall of any man or maid of Montague’s", he means that he will
    • A. 

      Take the cleaner part of the road and force the Montaque servants to walk in the gutter

    • B. 

      Force them against a wall and beat them up

    • C. 

      Walk against the wall to avoid speaking to any member of the Montaque household

    • D. 

      Seriously hurt a servant of the Montaque household and leave him/her on a wall

  • 11. 
    When Gregory tells Sampson 'That shows thee a weak slave, for the weakest goes to the wall' he means that 
    • A. 

      Sampson is making the right decision to 'take the wall.'

    • B. 

      Sampson is weak because only weak persons are pushed up against walls.

    • C. 

      Sampson is stupid because he could not push a Montaque up against a wall.

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 12. 
    When Sampson says "'Tis true, and therefore women, being the weaker vessels, are ever thrust to the wall.He is
    • A. 

      Agreeing with Gregory and stating a fact aboout how women are to be treated.

    • B. 

      Disagreeing with Gregory and telling him to treat women well.

    • C. 

      Agreeing with Gregory and making a dirty joke.

  • 13. 
    Which of the following tells us that the feud is not restricted to members of the Capulet-Montaque families?
    • A. 

      The quarrel is between our masters

    • B. 

      The quarrel is between our masters and us their men

    • C. 

      Option 3

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 14. 
    Gregory and Sampson want to fight, but don't want to start the fight so that the law is on their side.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The "servants' references to "tool" and "naked weapon," together with repeated images of striking and thrusting, illustrate how images of love and sex are intertwined with violence and death" http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/r/romeo-and-juliet/summary-and-analysis/act-i-scene-1
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    "The sudden switch from the comedic interplay between the servants to a potentially life-threatening situation demonstrates the rapidly changing pace that drives the action of the rest of the play." http://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/r/romeo-and-juliet/summary-and-analysis/act-i-scene-1
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Identify ONE word in this sentence "Draw thy tool! Here comes of the house of Montagues" that can be a sexual reference and a reference to the swords of Sampson and Gregory.
    • A. 

      Comes

    • B. 

      Draw

    • C. 

      Tool

    • D. 

      House

  • 18. 
    What does Gregory mean when he says "My naked weapon is out. Quarrel! I will back thee."
    • A. 

      If you fight, I will notdefend you

    • B. 

      I have drawn my sword; fight, I will defend you

    • C. 

      I am having trouble drawing my sword, but I will defend you

    • D. 

      Option 4