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  • 1. 

    The play takes place in the city of:

    • A.

      London

    • B.

      Verona

    • C.

      Venice

    • D.

      Ravenna

    Correct Answer
    B. Verona
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Verona. Verona is the city where the play takes place.

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  • 2. 

    As the the play opens, two characters are having a discussion. Who are the characters and what is their discussion about?

    • A.

      Sampson and Gregory are talking about fighting Montagues.

    • B.

      Romeo is telling Juliet she must hide.

    • C.

      Juliet is arguing with her mother about clothing.

    • D.

      The prince is discussing war plans with a soldier.

    Correct Answer
    A. Sampson and Gregory are talking about fighting Montagues.
    Explanation
    Sampson and Gregory are having a discussion about fighting Montagues. This is evident from the statement that they are talking about fighting Montagues.

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  • 3. 

    In Act 1, Scene 1, during the opening exchange between Sampson and Gregory, Sampson says he will cut off the heads of:

    • A.

      Any man who stands between him and his fortune.

    • B.

      Every Montague dog in the city.

    • C.

      Whoever told of their secret plan.

    • D.

      The Montague women.

    Correct Answer
    D. The Montague women.
    Explanation
    In Act 1, Scene 1, Sampson expresses his aggression towards the Montague family by saying that he will cut off the heads of the Montague women. This statement reveals Sampson's violent and misogynistic nature, as he believes that even the women of the Montague family should be targeted in his vendetta against them. This line sets the tone for the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets and highlights the toxic masculinity and aggression present in the play.

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  • 4. 

    In Act 1, Scene 1, what does Sampson do to show the Montague men his disdain for them?

    • A.

      He bites his thumb.

    • B.

      He lays a finger alongside his nose.

    • C.

      He spits in their path.

    • D.

      He flicks the backs of the fingers of his left hand against the underside of his chin.

    Correct Answer
    A. He bites his thumb.
    Explanation
    In Act 1, Scene 1, Sampson shows his disdain for the Montague men by biting his thumb. This gesture is a provocative and disrespectful action, commonly used to provoke a fight or show contempt. It is a deliberate act intended to provoke a reaction from the Montague men and escalate the tension between the two families.

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  • 5. 

    In Act 1, Scene 1, when Benvolio enters and sees the men fighting, what does he do?

    • A.

      He tells his son to run and get the prince.

    • B.

      He immediately kills Sampson, who he knows from earlier encounters.

    • C.

      He tries to walk away, but is recognized and chased.

    • D.

      He intervenes and tells the men to stop fighting.

    Correct Answer
    D. He intervenes and tells the men to stop fighting.
    Explanation
    In Act 1, Scene 1, when Benvolio enters and sees the men fighting, he chooses to intervene and tells the men to stop fighting. This shows that Benvolio is a peacemaker and desires to prevent further violence. By intervening, he tries to defuse the situation and restore order. Benvolio's decision to intervene demonstrates his responsible and level-headed character, as he seeks to promote peace and avoid unnecessary conflict.

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  • 6. 

    In Act 1, Scene 1, when Tybalt enters what is his attitude toward Benvolio?

    • A.

      He is confrontational and threatening.

    • B.

      He is conciliatory.

    • C.

      He seems to be ignoring him.

    • D.

      He seems frightened of Benvolio.

    Correct Answer
    A. He is confrontational and threatening.
    Explanation
    In Act 1, Scene 1, Tybalt's attitude towards Benvolio is confrontational and threatening. This can be seen through his aggressive language and actions towards Benvolio. Tybalt immediately challenges Benvolio to a fight and insults him by calling him a "villain." This aggressive behavior demonstrates Tybalt's confrontational attitude towards Benvolio. Additionally, Tybalt's threatening tone and demeanor further emphasize his hostile stance towards Benvolio.

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  • 7. 

    When the prince enters in Act 1, Scene 1, he refers to what recent events that have angered him?

    • A.

      The three recent brawls between Capulets and Montagues.

    • B.

      The city fires that have caused widespread looting.

    • C.

      The fact that people have not volunteered to fight for their king.

    • D.

      The seemingly endless rain that has washed away all the local crops.

    Correct Answer
    A. The three recent brawls between Capulets and Montagues.
    Explanation
    The prince refers to the three recent brawls between Capulets and Montagues as the events that have angered him.

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  • 8. 

    In Act 1, Scene 1, Montague (Romeo's father) says lately Romeo has seemed:

    • A.

      Especially silly and playful, as if in love.

    • B.

      Overly talkative, eager to interject his opinion in any conversation about love.

    • C.

      Dejected and sullen, keeping to himself and shutting himself in his room.

    • D.

      More like a man than he's ever seen him.

    Correct Answer
    C. Dejected and sullen, keeping to himself and shutting himself in his room.
    Explanation
    In Act 1, Scene 1, Montague mentions that Romeo has been dejected and sullen, keeping to himself and shutting himself in his room. This suggests that Romeo is feeling down and isolating himself from others. This behavior is often associated with someone who is experiencing heartbreak or sadness. It implies that Romeo may be going through a difficult emotional time, which could be a foreshadowing of his later struggles in the play.

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  • 9. 

    In Act 1, Scene 1, what advice does Benvolio give to Romeo?

    • A.

      Look at other women as a way to not think of the one he loves.

    • B.

      Stop talking so much about love, as it makes him seem weak.

    • C.

      Wear his sword near his right hand at all times.

    • D.

      Think of himself as taller than the trees, stronger than the wind.

    Correct Answer
    A. Look at other women as a way to not think of the one he loves.
    Explanation
    Benvolio advises Romeo to look at other women as a way to distract himself from thinking about the one he loves. This suggests that Benvolio believes that Romeo's infatuation with one woman is causing him distress, and by diverting his attention to other women, he can alleviate his emotional turmoil. Benvolio's advice implies that he thinks Romeo should try to move on and explore other romantic possibilities instead of dwelling on unrequited love.

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  • 10. 

    In Act 1, Scene 1, whom does Romeo say he loves, when asked by Benvolio?

    • A.

      Only the king, his family, and the Christian God.

    • B.

      He will not say.

    • C.

      Juliet.

    • D.

      The sun and stars, for only they seem immune from change.

    Correct Answer
    B. He will not say.
  • 11. 

    At the beginning of Act 1, Scene 2, what is Paris requesting of Capulet with regard to Juliet?

    • A.

      Paris wants to know if Juliet has ever expressed an interest in marrying a man who was not wealthy.

    • B.

      Paris wants Capulet to ask Juliet which color wedding dress she would prefer.

    • C.

      Paris wants to marry Juliet, and wants Capulet to give permission.

    • D.

      Paris would like Capulet to hand Juliet a note proposing marriage on behalf of Paris's uncle, whose wife is now dead.

    Correct Answer
    C. Paris wants to marry Juliet, and wants Capulet to give permission.
    Explanation
    Paris is requesting Capulet's permission to marry Juliet.

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  • 12. 

    In Act 1, Scene 2, what is Capulet opinion about marriage of women Juliet's age?

    • A.

      They are far too easily influenced to marry because everyone else their age is getting married.

    • B.

      They are too young to marry.

    • C.

      They are already past their prime, and have a much more difficult time finding wealthy husbands.

    • D.

      He does not express an opinion on this issue.

    Correct Answer
    B. They are too young to marry.
    Explanation
    In Act 1, Scene 2, Capulet expresses his opinion that women of Juliet's age are too young to marry. This suggests that Capulet believes that young women should not rush into marriage and should instead wait until they are older and more mature. Capulet's opinion implies that he values the well-being and readiness of young women before they enter into such a lifelong commitment.

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  • 13. 

    In Act 1, Scene 2, Capulet advises Paris to attend an event to be held that night. What is it?

    • A.

      A secret lesson in sword fighting to be held by Capulet's old army friend.

    • B.

      A feast at the Capulets'.

    • C.

      The wedding of his niece.

    • D.

      The holiday Mass.

    Correct Answer
    B. A feast at the Capulets'.
    Explanation
    Capulet advises Paris to attend a feast at the Capulets' in Act 1, Scene 2. This is evident from the context of the scene, where Capulet invites Paris to the party and mentions the guest list, decorations, and entertainment. The feast is an important social event where Paris can meet and woo Juliet, Capulet's daughter.

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  • 14. 

    In Act 1, Scene 2, what does Capulet's servant ask Romeo to do with the piece of paper the servant is carrying?

    • A.

      He asks Romeo to read it.

    • B.

      He asks Romeo to deliver it to Montague.

    • C.

      He asks Romeo to initial it.

    • D.

      He asks Romeo to take it to the innkeeper, who the servant fears.

    Correct Answer
    A. He asks Romeo to read it.
    Explanation
    In Act 1, Scene 2, Capulet's servant asks Romeo to read the piece of paper he is carrying. This implies that the servant is illiterate or unable to read the contents of the paper himself. Asking Romeo to read it suggests that Romeo is educated and can understand the message on the paper.

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  • 15. 

    In Act 1, Scene 2, after the servant leaves with the piece of paper, what does Benvolio suggest to Romeo that they do that evening?

    • A.

      Attend the holiday Mass disguised as priests-in-training.

    • B.

      Pretend to be members of Capulet's niece's wedding party.

    • C.

      Attend the feast at the Capulet's house.

    • D.

      Protect the Montague household from attack.

    Correct Answer
    C. Attend the feast at the Capulet's house.
    Explanation
    Benvolio suggests to Romeo that they attend the feast at the Capulet's house that evening.

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  • 16. 

    In Act 1, Scene 2, who does Benvolio say Romeo loves?

    • A.

      The sisters of County Anselmo

    • B.

      Any women with his sight

    • C.

      Juliet

    • D.

      Rosaline

    Correct Answer
    D. Rosaline
    Explanation
    In Act 1, Scene 2, Benvolio mentions that Romeo is in love with Rosaline. This is evident from his conversation with Romeo, where Benvolio tries to understand the cause of his melancholy. Benvolio suggests that Romeo should forget about Rosaline and find someone else to love. Therefore, the correct answer is Rosaline.

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  • 17. 

    In Act 1, Scene 3, Lady Capulet says she wants to talk to Juliet about what subject?

    • A.

      Marriage

    • B.

      The Montagues

    • C.

      Dreams

    • D.

      Childbirth

    Correct Answer
    A. Marriage
    Explanation
    In Act 1, Scene 3, Lady Capulet expresses her desire to talk to Juliet about the subject of marriage. This is evident from her statement as she says she wants to discuss a "valiant gentleman" who is interested in marrying Juliet. Lady Capulet's intention to discuss marriage reflects the societal expectations and norms of the time, where young women were often expected to marry at a certain age.

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  • 18. 

    In Act 1, Scene 3, Lady Capulet asks the Nurse what, with regard to Juliet?

    • A.

      Whether Juliet speaks of nightmares

    • B.

      Where Juliet has been going every morning

    • C.

      Juliet's age

    • D.

      Juliet's mood

    Correct Answer
    C. Juliet's age
    Explanation
    In Act 1, Scene 3, Lady Capulet asks the Nurse about Juliet's age. This suggests that Lady Capulet is curious to know how old her daughter is, possibly to consider potential marriage proposals or to plan for Juliet's future.

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  • 19. 

    In Act 1, Scene 3,  what method does Juliet's nurse say she used to help wean Juliet from nursing?

    • A.

      The nurse fed Juliet bread soaked in sweet tea.

    • B.

      The nurse let Juliet suck her knuckle until she fell asleep.

    • C.

      The nurse gave Juliet a bottle of warm goat's milk.

    • D.

      The nurse put wormwood on her breast.

    Correct Answer
    D. The nurse put wormwood on her breast.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that the nurse put wormwood on her breast.

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  • 20. 

    In Act 1, Scene 3,  what occurred on the night Juliet was weaned?

    • A.

      An earthquake

    • B.

      A lunar eclipse

    • C.

      A great fire in Lisbon

    • D.

      A high tide that came at the wrong time

    Correct Answer
    A. An earthquake
    Explanation
    In Act 1, Scene 3, an earthquake occurred on the night Juliet was weaned. This event is significant as it symbolizes the disruption and turmoil that will follow in Juliet's life. The earthquake foreshadows the tragedy and chaos that will unfold in the play, ultimately leading to the untimely deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The earthquake serves as a metaphor for the upheaval and instability that will affect the lives of the characters and their families.

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  • 21. 

    In Act 1, Scene 3, who does Lady Capulet tell Juliet to keep her eyes on that evening?

    • A.

      Paris

    • B.

      Romeo

    • C.

      The priest

    • D.

      Herself in the mirror

    Correct Answer
    A. Paris
    Explanation
    In Act 1, Scene 3, Lady Capulet tells Juliet to keep her eyes on Paris that evening. This suggests that Lady Capulet wants Juliet to pay attention to Paris and consider him as a potential suitor or husband. Lady Capulet is likely trying to persuade Juliet to be interested in Paris and to eventually agree to marry him.

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  • 22. 

    In Act 1, Scene 3, what does Juliet tell her mother is "an honour that I dream not of"?

    • A.

      Marriage

    • B.

      Motherhood

    • C.

      Becoming a nun

    • D.

      Her father's blessing

    Correct Answer
    A. Marriage
    Explanation
    In Act 1, Scene 3, Juliet tells her mother that marriage is "an honour that I dream not of." This implies that Juliet is not interested in getting married and does not consider it to be a desirable or honorable thing for her at the moment. She may have other aspirations or plans for her life that do not involve marriage.

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  • 23. 

    In Act 1, Scene 4, Romeo, Benvolio, and Mercutio are headed to a gathering. What is peculiar about what they are wearing?

    • A.

      They are dressed as Spanish soldiers.

    • B.

      They are dressed as women.

    • C.

      They are wearing powdered wigs.

    • D.

      They are wearing masks.

    Correct Answer
    D. They are wearing masks.
    Explanation
    In Act 1, Scene 4, Romeo, Benvolio, and Mercutio are headed to a gathering and they are wearing masks. This is peculiar because wearing masks was a common practice during masquerade balls in the Renaissance period. Masks allowed people to conceal their identities and engage in playful or mischievous behavior without being recognized. The use of masks adds an element of mystery and excitement to the scene, as the characters are able to hide their true selves and explore different personas.

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  • 24. 

    In Act 1, Scene 4, what are Mercutio and Benvolio imploring Romeo to do at the gathering they are going to?

    • A.

      Eat the strange foods being prepared.

    • B.

      Challenge Tybalt to a fight.

    • C.

      Dance.

    • D.

      Laugh.

    Correct Answer
    C. Dance.
    Explanation
    In Act 1, Scene 4, Mercutio and Benvolio are imploring Romeo to dance at the gathering they are going to. They want Romeo to let loose and enjoy himself by participating in the festivities. Dancing is seen as a way to have fun and celebrate, and Mercutio and Benvolio are encouraging Romeo to join in the merriment.

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  • 25. 

    In Act 1, Scene 4, Mercutio says, "We burn daylight, ho!" What does he mean?

    • A.

      The candles are useless because the sun is shining.

    • B.

      Their silver swords are reflecting sunlight as if they were carrying fire.

    • C.

      Though it is night, they are wasting their torchlight by standing and talking.

    • D.

      They will soon grow tired because they have not eaten since noon, when the sun was still shining.

    Correct Answer
    C. Though it is night, they are wasting their torchlight by standing and talking.
    Explanation
    Mercutio's statement "We burn daylight, ho!" means that they are wasting time and energy by standing around and talking instead of taking action. The phrase "burn daylight" is a metaphor for wasting time, as daylight is a valuable resource that should not be wasted. This interpretation is supported by the context of the scene, where Mercutio is impatient and eager for action. The other options do not accurately capture the meaning of Mercutio's statement.

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  • 26. 

    In Act 1, Scene 4, Mercutio delivers a long soliloquy about "Queen Mab." What is this in response to?

    • A.

      Romeo's statement that he had a dream.

    • B.

      The Queen's procession having just passed.

    • C.

      A challenge from Benvolio to make up a rhyme.

    • D.

      A soldier's question about their identity.

    Correct Answer
    A. Romeo's statement that he had a dream.
    Explanation
    Mercutio delivers a long soliloquy about "Queen Mab" in response to Romeo's statement that he had a dream. This soliloquy is Mercutio's way of mocking Romeo's belief in dreams and showing his skepticism towards the idea of dreams having any significance. Mercutio uses the story of Queen Mab to illustrate his belief that dreams are mere fantasies and have no real meaning.

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  • 27. 

    In Act 1, Scene 4, what does Romeo predict is going to begin on that day?

    • A.

      Events that will lead to his death.

    • B.

      His first real romance.

    • C.

      His assumption of control of his own destiny.

    • D.

      His ascension to the head of the family.

    Correct Answer
    A. Events that will lead to his death.
    Explanation
    In Act 1, Scene 4, Romeo predicts that events that will lead to his death are going to begin on that day. This suggests that Romeo has a sense of foreboding and believes that his actions or circumstances will eventually lead to his demise. This prediction foreshadows the tragic events that unfold throughout the play, ultimately leading to Romeo's untimely death.

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