Romeo And Juliet Connections

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This quiz tests your understanding of the two articles: "Dear Juliet" and "Romeo and Juliet in Bosnia."


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following statements best expresses the main idea of “Dear Juliet”?

    • A.

      Many people all over the world fall in love with someone their parents hate.

    • B.

      Many people with problems relating to love look to Romeo and Juliet for answers.

    • C.

      It is important to answer letters promptly to help people with their problems.

    • D.

      Giulio Tamassia helps everyone who writes to him as best he can.

    Correct Answer
    B. Many people with problems relating to love look to Romeo and Juliet for answers.
    Explanation
    The article is about the large number of people who write to Juliet in Verona looking for answers or advise about their own love problems.

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  • 2. 

    In both “Romeo and Juliet in Bosnia” and Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

    • A.

      Characters named Romeo and Juliet die

    • B.

      Innocent lovers die because of a larger conflict

    • C.

      The destructiveness and pointlessness of war are described

    • D.

      Young people are rejected by their families because of a feud

    Correct Answer
    B. Innocent lovers die because of a larger conflict
    Explanation
    In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the larger conflict is the feud between the two families. In "Romeo and Juliet in Bosnia," the larger conflict is the civil and ethnic wars being fought in their country.

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  • 3. 

    What is Bob Herbert’s main purpose in writing “Romeo and Juliet in Bosnia”?

    • A.

      To point out parallels between the story of Admira and Bosko and the story of Shakespeare’s lovers

    • B.

      To show that love can triumph over death

    • C.

      To highlight the universal madness of conflicts like the one in Bosnia

    • D.

      To show that love is universal

    Correct Answer
    C. To highlight the universal madness of conflicts like the one in Bosnia
    Explanation
    Herbert wants to show that all of the hatred in both the play and real life leads to is death and destruction.

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  • 4. 

    Which element in “Dear Juliet” offers the strongest parallel to both Romeo and Juliet and “Romeo and Juliet in Bosnia”?

    • A.

      The plight Hala describes in her letter

    • B.

      Tamassia’s sympathy for the letter writers

    • C.

      The need of people to write to Juliet

    • D.

      The fact that the letters come from all over the world

    Correct Answer
    A. The plight Hala describes in her letter
    Explanation
    Hala's story is similar to the story of Bosko and Admira because it involves a division between two groups.

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  • 5. 

    Which statement synthesizes themes from Romeo and Juliet, “Dear Juliet,” and “Romeo and Juliet in Bosnia”?

    • A.

      Conflict often destroys love.

    • B.

      People in love look to others for help.

    • C.

      Loyalty makes love strong.

    • D.

      People in love often face difficulties.

    Correct Answer
    A. Conflict often destroys love.
    Explanation
    Because of conflict, Admira and Bosko's lives end in death. Also, many letters writers mention problems or conflicts that keep them from being with the ones they love.

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