Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo And Juliet

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  • 1. 
    What do you think Shakespeare was trying to tell his audience with the story of Romeo and Juliet?
  • 2. 
    If you had written the play, besides the way they talk, how would you have changed the story?
  • 3. 
    Why do you think the story of Romeo and Juliet has remained so popular since the 1500s when it was written?
  • 4. 
    What is Benvolio's role in the play?
    • A. 

      Advisor

    • B. 

      Troublemaker

    • C. 

      Peacekeeper

    • D. 

      Parent

  • 5. 
    Why does Tybalt kill Mercutio?
    • A. 

      Mercutio wants to marry Juliet

    • B. 

      He went to the Capulet ball

    • C. 

      Tybalt hates him because he is friends with Romeo

    • D. 

      Mercutio provoked him

  • 6. 
    Why does Romeo go to the Capulet ball?
    • A. 

      He wants to meet Juliet

    • B. 

      Benvolio convinces him to meet some other girls

    • C. 

      He wants to crash the party

    • D. 

      Mercutio makes him

  • 7. 
    How did Romeo try to stop Tybalt from wanting to fight him?
    • A. 

      He gets between Mercutio and Tybalt

    • B. 

      He tells Tybalt he loves him and can't fight him

    • C. 

      He doesn't try to stop him

  • 8. 
    How old was Juliet?
    • A. 

      Almost 14

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      16

    • D. 

      12

  • 9. 
    Why was Romeo banished?
    • A. 

      He disobeyed the Prince

    • B. 

      His parents found out he married Juliet

    • C. 

      He killed Tybalt but didn't start the fight

    • D. 

      He went to the Capulet ball

  • 10. 
    What is Romeo's last name?
  • 11. 
    Who was allowed to act during Shakespeare's time?
    • A. 

      Men only

    • B. 

      Women only

    • C. 

      Anyone

    • D. 

      Rich people only

  • 12. 
    How does Juliet get permission to leave her house to marry Romeo?
    • A. 

      She tells her parents the truth

    • B. 

      She is going to confession

    • C. 

      She is going to meet Paris

  • 13. 
    Why are the families feuding? 
    • A. 

      It's all pretend

    • B. 

      They stole from each other

    • C. 

      They are just mean

    • D. 

      They don't know anymore

  • 14. 
    What does Juliet's father threaten when she refuses to marry Paris?
    • A. 

      He is going to throw her out in the streets

    • B. 

      He is going to kill her

    • C. 

      He is going to drag her to the alter

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    How does Balthasar prove that Juliet is dead?
    • A. 

      He tells Romeo he saw her laid in the tomb

    • B. 

      He tells Romeo he snuck in the tomb to check

    • C. 

      He tells Romeo he found her dead and called Friar Laurence

    • D. 

      He doesn't

  • 16. 
    "Two households, both alike in dignity,In fair , where we lay our scene,From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.From forth the fatal loins of these two foesA pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
  • 17. 
    What's here? a cup, closed in my true love's hand? , I see, hath been his timeless end:
  • 18. 
    Why will the Prince no longer listen to the Capulets and Montagues?
    • A. 

      He is mad because Mercutio was killed

    • B. 

      He thinks they want too much from him

    • C. 

      Too much blood has been shed already

    • D. 

      He never has listened to them

  • 19. 
    Ha,  ! be merciful, say 'death':For exile hath more terror in his look,Much more than death: do not say ' .'
  • 20. 
    Why does Juliet freak out when her parents set her wedding date with Paris?
    • A. 

      She is afraid of being married

    • B. 

      She hates Paris

    • C. 

      She is already married

    • D. 

      She wants to be a nun

  • 21. 
    How does Juliet finally kill herself?
    • A. 

      She gets poison from Romeo's lips when she kisses him

    • B. 

      She stabs herself with Romeo's dagger

    • C. 

      The potion from Friar Laurence doesn't work

    • D. 

      A broken heart

  • 22. 
    Why do Juliet's parents want her to marry Paris?
    • A. 

      He is a good match for her

    • B. 

      He has a high position and money

    • C. 

      He is not a Montague

  • 23. 
    Why does Paris go after Romeo at the Capulet tomb?
    • A. 

      He thinks Romeo is going to deface the tomb

    • B. 

      He is afraid Romeo will steal Tybalt's body

    • C. 

      He wants to arrest him for the Prince

    • D. 

      Both A and C

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    The theme of Romeo and Juliet is typically thought to be true love, however there are other themes within the play.  What are they?
    • A. 

      Trust

    • B. 

      Fate

    • C. 

      Secrets kill

    • D. 

      There is nothing else but love in the play

  • 25. 
    What is the Friar's great plan for Juliet?
    • A. 

      Tell her parents she'll marry Paris, drink some potion the night before the wedding that will put her to sleep for 42 hours, she'll be laid in her families tomb and then he and Romeo will come get her from the tomb and she'll run away with Romeo

    • B. 

      Take the potion that will put her to sleep and then he and Romeo will break in and take her from the tomb

    • C. 

      Marry Paris and then kill him

    • D. 

      Hide in the family tomb and wait for Romeo to come and get her

  • 26. 
    How does Romeo get the poison to kill himself?
    • A. 

      He buys it illegally from an apothecary

    • B. 

      He steals it from Friar Laurence

    • C. 

      He buys it from a stranger on the street

    • D. 

      Balthasar gets it for him

  • 27. 
    Why doesn't Romeo find out that Juliet is not really dead?
    • A. 

      Friar Laurence never writes a letter to Romeo

    • B. 

      Friar John forgets to take the message

    • C. 

      Friar John gets stuck tending to people with the plague

  • 28. 
    Where does Romeo go when he is banished?
    • A. 

      Mantua

    • B. 

      Verona

    • C. 

      Venice

    • D. 

      Mongolia

  • 29. 
    What changes the relationship of the two families?
    • A. 

      Romeo and Juliet's marriage

    • B. 

      Romeo and Juliet's deaths

    • C. 

      Friar Laurence's advice

    • D. 

      The Prince's warnings

  • 30. 
    Why does Friar Laurence decide he will marry Romeo and Juliet?
    • A. 

      He thinks they make a good couple

    • B. 

      He hopes their marriage will end the feud

    • C. 

      He hopes to get a better position from the Prince