Romeo And Juliet Act I, Scene I-III

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Romeo And Juliet Act I, Scene I-III - Quiz

This quiz will help me gage your understanding of the first few scenes. It is also practice for your Act I quiz on Thursday.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The prologue of the play

    • A.

      Introduces the characters.

    • B.

      Introduces the conflict and familiarizes the audience with the plot.

    • C.

      Is a spoiler because it gives away everything.

    • D.

      Introduces everything except the setting of the play.

    Correct Answer
    B. Introduces the conflict and familiarizes the audience with the plot.
    Explanation
    The prologue of a play serves the purpose of introducing the conflict and familiarizing the audience with the plot. It sets the stage for the story by presenting the main conflict or problem that the characters will face and gives the audience a glimpse of what to expect in terms of the storyline. It helps to engage the audience from the beginning and creates anticipation for the rest of the play.

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  • 2. 

    Romeo's heart ache over Rosaline is an example of _________________ because the audience does not expect Romeo to be in-love with someone else at the beginning of the play.

    • A.

      Situational Irony

    • B.

      Dramatic Irony

    • C.

      Verbal Irony

    • D.

      Metacognitive Irony

    Correct Answer
    A. Situational Irony
    Explanation
    Romeo's heartache over Rosaline is an example of situational irony because it is unexpected and contrary to what the audience initially anticipates. The audience assumes that Romeo's love interest will be Juliet, as the play is famously known as "Romeo and Juliet." However, Romeo's infatuation with Rosaline creates a twist in the plot, defying the audience's expectations and creating a situation of irony.

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  • 3. 

    Who tried to break up the fight between the Capulets and  Montagues?

    • A.

      Tybalt

    • B.

      Sampson

    • C.

      Gregory

    • D.

      Benvolio

    Correct Answer
    D. Benvolio
    Explanation
    Benvolio tried to break up the fight between the Capulets and Montagues.

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  • 4. 

    Prince Escalus is frustrated with the feud between the Capulets and Montagues because

    • A.

      They have disturbed the streets of Verona three times.

    • B.

      Their fights have escalated to huge city wide brawls.

    • C.

      Innocent civilians have come in harms way because of the feud.

    • D.

      The streets of Verona are no longer safe.

    • E.

      Option 1 & 3

    • F.

      Option 1 & 2

    Correct Answer
    E. Option 1 & 3
    Explanation
    Prince Escalus is frustrated with the feud between the Capulets and Montagues because they have disturbed the streets of Verona three times and innocent civilians have come in harm's way because of the feud. This suggests that the constant fights and brawls between the two families have not only disrupted the peace and safety of the city but also caused harm to innocent people.

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  • 5. 

    The following quote shows that Romeo is truly in-love with Rosaline, "O, she is rich in beauty, only poor/ That,  when she dies, with beauty dies her store."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    He is only talking about her beauty and he is frustrated that she has taken a vow of chastity. He thinks it's a waste of her beauty (that will only fade).

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  • 6. 

    Benvolio strongly believes that Romeo must forget about Rosaline, and start to examine other beauties. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Benvolio strongly believes that Romeo should move on from his infatuation with Rosaline and explore other potential romantic interests. This suggests that Benvolio thinks Romeo's fixation on Rosaline is not healthy or productive, and that he should open himself up to the possibility of finding love elsewhere. Therefore, the statement "Benvolio strongly believes that Romeo must forget about Rosaline, and start to examine other beauties" is true.

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  • 7. 

    ______________ asks Capulet for Juliet's hand in marriage.

    Correct Answer
    Paris
    County Paris
    Explanation
    Paris asks Capulet for Juliet's hand in marriage.

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  • 8. 

    Capulet gives the young man ____________ of his consent.

    Correct Answer
    half
    part
    Explanation
    He leaves the final decision up to Juliet. If she agrees, then Paris has his full consent.

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  • 9. 

    Juliet proves to be a very ______________ child when she says "I'll look to like, if looking liking move" at her mother's request.

    Correct Answer
    Obedient
    respectful
    Explanation
    Juliet proves to be a very obedient and respectful child when she says "I'll look to like, if looking liking move" at her mother's request. This statement shows that she is willing to comply with her mother's wishes and is respectful towards her. She is not questioning or opposing her mother's request, but instead expressing her willingness to try and like something if it will make her mother happy. This demonstrates her obedient and respectful nature.

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