Romeo And Juliet Test All Acts 1

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What young man asks Lord Capulet for permission to marry Juliet?

    • A.

      Count Paris

    • B.

      Prince Escalus

    • C.

      Mercutio

    • D.

      Romeo

    Correct Answer
    A. Count Paris
    Explanation
    Count Paris asks Lord Capulet for permission to marry Juliet.

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  • 2. 

    In Act I, scene 1, which character tries to stop the fight between the two groups of servants?

    • A.

      Tybalt

    • B.

      Mercutio

    • C.

      Gregory

    • D.

      Benvolio

    Correct Answer
    D. Benvolio
    Explanation
    In Act I, scene 1, Benvolio tries to stop the fight between the two groups of servants. This can be inferred from the fact that Benvolio is known for his peaceful nature and his desire to avoid conflict. Additionally, Benvolio's dialogue in this scene supports this explanation, as he says, "Part, fools! Put up your swords; you know not what you do." Overall, Benvolio's actions and words demonstrate his attempt to intervene and prevent the fight from escalating.

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  • 3. 

    The daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet is                  . She falls in love with               .

    • A.

      Mary, John

    • B.

      Juliet, Romeo

    • C.

      Juliet,Mercutio

    • D.

      Mary, Romeo

    Correct Answer
    B. Juliet, Romeo
    Explanation
    The daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet is Juliet. She falls in love with Romeo.

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  • 4. 

                  is the son and heir of Montague and Lady Montague.He lives in the middle of a violent feud between his family and the                      .

    • A.

      Mercutio, Capulets

    • B.

      Romeo, Montague

    • C.

      Romeo , Capulets

    • D.

      Tybalt, Montague

    Correct Answer
    C. Romeo , Capulets
    Explanation
    Romeo is the correct answer because he is the son and heir of Montague and Lady Montague, which makes him a Montague. However, he falls in love with Juliet, who is a Capulet, and this love story takes place in the midst of a violent feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. Therefore, Romeo is caught in the middle of this feud between his own family, the Montagues, and the Capulets.

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  • 5. 

    Notes in the text of a play that describes how the work should be performed or staged are called what?

    • A.

      Asides

    • B.

      Stage directions

    • C.

      Dialogue

    • D.

      Monolgues

    Correct Answer
    B. Stage directions
    Explanation
    Stage directions are notes in the text of a play that describe how the work should be performed or staged. These directions provide instructions to the actors, directors, and production team about the movement, positioning, and actions of the characters on stage. They help to set the tone, mood, and atmosphere of the play, as well as guide the interpretation and execution of the script. Stage directions are essential in bringing the playwright's vision to life and ensuring a cohesive and effective theatrical production.

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  • 6. 

    "But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks?It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!"These words, spoken by Romeo, are an example of what figure of speech?

    • A.

      metaphor.

    • B.

      Foreshadowing.

    • C.

      Dramatic irony.

    • D.

      Mood

    Correct Answer
    A. metaphor.
    Explanation
    In this quote from Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, Romeo compares Juliet to the sun using the words "Juliet is the sun." This is a metaphor because it directly compares Juliet to the sun without using "like" or "as." The metaphor emphasizes Juliet's beauty and brightness, highlighting her importance and impact on Romeo.

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  • 7. 

    How does Juliet kill herself?

    • A.

      Gun/shot self

    • B.

      Poison

    • C.

      Choked to death

    • D.

      Dagger/ stabs self

    Correct Answer
    D. Dagger/ stabs self
    Explanation
    Juliet kills herself by stabbing herself with a dagger.

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  • 8. 

    The Prologue is at the                                                   of they play and is used to                                                  .

    • A.

      End / conclude the plot

    • B.

      Beginning / set the mood

    • C.

      Middle / entertain the reader

    • D.

      Beginning / introduce the background of the story

    Correct Answer
    D. Beginning / introduce the background of the story
    Explanation
    The Prologue is at the beginning of the play and is used to introduce the background of the story.

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  • 9. 

    Who is referred to as "Prince of Cats"?

    • A.

      Romeo

    • B.

      Paris

    • C.

      Tybalt

    • D.

      Prince

    Correct Answer
    C. Tybalt
    Explanation
    Tybalt is referred to as the "Prince of Cats" because he is known for his quick and agile movements, resembling the characteristics of a cat. He is a skilled swordsman and a fierce fighter, often depicted as cunning and sly. This nickname highlights his aggressive and confrontational nature, emphasizing his role as a formidable adversary in the play Romeo and Juliet.

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  • 10. 

    By the end of Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet, the following characters are dead:

    • A.

      Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt, Mercutio, Lady Montague, and Paris

    • B.

      Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt, and Mercutio

    • C.

      Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt, Mercutio, and Paris

    • D.

      Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt, and Benvolio

    Correct Answer
    A. Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt, Mercutio, Lady Montague, and Paris
    Explanation
    In Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet, the characters Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt, Mercutio, Lady Montague, and Paris all die by the end of the play.

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  • 11. 

    Who is Paris?

    • A.

      The suitor of Juliet most preferred by Hamlet. Hamlet promises him he can marry Juliet.

    • B.

      The suitor of Juliet most preferred by Montague.Montague promises him he can marry Juliet.

    • C.

      The suitor of Juliet most preferred by Capulet. Capulet promises him he can marry Juliet.

    • D.

      The suitor of Romeo most preferred by Capulet. Capulet promises him he can marry Romeo.

    Correct Answer
    C. The suitor of Juliet most preferred by Capulet. Capulet promises him he can marry Juliet.
    Explanation
    Paris is the suitor of Juliet who is most preferred by Capulet. Capulet promises him that he can marry Juliet.

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  • 12. 

    Describe Juliet's nurse.

    • A.

      Vulgar, long-winded and sentimental. She is faithful to Juliet and loyal to her affair with Romeo. She turns against Romeo in the end.

    • B.

      Kind, soft talking and sentimental. She is faithful to Juliet and loyal to her affair with Romeo. She turns against Romeo in the end.

    • C.

      Vulgar, long-winded and sentimental. She is unfaithful to Juliet and disloyal to her affair with Romeo. She turns against Romeo in the end.

    • D.

      Vulgar, long-winded and sentimental. She is faithful to Tybalt and loyal to her affair with Romeo. She turns against everyone in the end.

    Correct Answer
    A. Vulgar, long-winded and sentimental. She is faithful to Juliet and loyal to her affair with Romeo. She turns against Romeo in the end.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that Juliet's nurse is vulgar, long-winded, and sentimental. She is faithful to Juliet and loyal to her affair with Romeo. However, in the end, she turns against Romeo.

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  • 13. 

    Who is Mercutio?

    • A.

      Paris close friend who tries to convince Romeo to view love as a simple matter of sexual appetite

    • B.

      Juliet's close friend who tries to convince Romeo to view love as a simple matter of sexual appetite

    • C.

      Romeo's enemy who tries to convince Romeo to view love as a simple matter of sexual appetite

    • D.

      Romeo's close friend who tries to convince Romeo to view love as a simple matter of sexual appetite

    Correct Answer
    D. Romeo's close friend who tries to convince Romeo to view love as a simple matter of sexual appetite
    Explanation
    Mercutio is Romeo's close friend who tries to convince him to view love as a simple matter of sexual appetite. He is a witty and charismatic character in Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet." Mercutio often mocks the idea of romantic love and encourages Romeo to pursue his desires without being bound by societal conventions. However, his views on love ultimately lead to tragic consequences for the young lovers.

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  • 14. 

    What does Friar Lawrence do in secret for Romeo and Juliet?

    • A.

      He helps kill impassioned lovers in hopes that their dealth might bring peace to Verona.

    • B.

      He marries the impassioned lovers in hopes that the union might eventually cause a frued between the two families in Verona.

    • C.

      He helps the impassioned lovers run away in hopes that the they might eventually bring peace to Verona.

    • D.

      He marries the impassioned lovers in hopes that the union might eventually bring peace to Verona.

    Correct Answer
    D. He marries the impassioned lovers in hopes that the union might eventually bring peace to Verona.
    Explanation
    Friar Lawrence marries Romeo and Juliet in secret because he believes that their union might eventually bring peace to Verona. He sees their love as a potential catalyst for reconciliation between their feuding families. By marrying them, he hopes to bridge the divide and end the ongoing conflict.

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  • 15. 

    Why does Romeo take poison?

    • A.

      He's heartbroken over Tybalt's death.

    • B.

      He hates being exiled.

    • C.

      He thinks Juliet is dead.

    • D.

      Friar Laurence said it probably would be for the best.

    Correct Answer
    C. He thinks Juliet is dead.
    Explanation
    Romeo takes poison because he believes that Juliet is dead. This is the most plausible reason as Romeo is deeply in love with Juliet and cannot bear the thought of living without her. When he sees Juliet's lifeless body, he assumes that she has died and decides to join her in death. This tragic decision is driven by his overwhelming grief and desire to be with his beloved, ultimately leading to their untimely deaths.

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  • 16. 

    Why does Romeo crash the Capulet's party in ACT I?

    • A.

      He's looking for Juliet.

    • B.

      He's looking for Rosaline.

    • C.

      He's hoping to pick some pockets.

    • D.

      He wants to ask a favor of Queen Mab.

    Correct Answer
    B. He's looking for Rosaline.
    Explanation
    Romeo crashes the Capulet's party in ACT I because he is looking for Rosaline. This is evident from the fact that Romeo's friends, Benvolio and Mercutio, convince him to attend the party in order to help him forget about his unrequited love for Rosaline.

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  • 17. 

    What good does Friar Laurence think will come from Romeo and Juliet's marriage?

    • A.

      Their parents' feud will end.

    • B.

      The Prince will pardon everyone.

    • C.

      He will become the Prince's personal priest.

    • D.

      The Apathacary will be hanged.

    Correct Answer
    A. Their parents' feud will end.
    Explanation
    Friar Laurence believes that Romeo and Juliet's marriage will bring an end to their parents' feud. This is because their love and union could potentially unite the two families, putting an end to the long-standing conflict between them. By marrying Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence hopes to bring peace and reconciliation between the Capulets and Montagues.

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  • 18. 

    Who kills Tybalt and why?

    • A.

      Romeo kills Tybolt because Tybalt killed Mercutio.

    • B.

      Mercutio kills Tybolt because Tybalt annoyed him.

    • C.

      Benvolio kills Tybolt because Tybalt bit his thumb at him.

    • D.

      No one kills Tybalt, he is exiled to Rome.

    Correct Answer
    B. Mercutio kills Tybolt because Tybalt annoyed him.
  • 19. 

    Who prepares the sleeping potion for Juliet?

    • A.

      The Nurse

    • B.

      Mercutio

    • C.

      The Apothocary

    • D.

      Friar Laurence

    Correct Answer
    D. Friar Laurence
    Explanation
    Friar Laurence prepares the sleeping potion for Juliet. In Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence is a trusted advisor to both Romeo and Juliet. When Juliet is faced with the prospect of marrying Paris and decides to fake her own death instead, she seeks the help of Friar Laurence. He agrees to give her a potion that will make her appear dead for 42 hours. This plan ultimately leads to tragic consequences for both Romeo and Juliet.

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  • 20. 

    To what city is Romeo exiled?

    • A.

      Cleveland

    • B.

      Verona

    • C.

      Mantua

    • D.

      Rome

    Correct Answer
    C. Mantua
    Explanation
    Romeo is exiled to Mantua. This is mentioned in William Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet" where Romeo is banished from Verona after killing Tybalt. He is sent to Mantua by Friar Lawrence for his safety and to avoid further conflict with the Capulets. Mantua is a city in Italy and serves as a temporary refuge for Romeo until he can be reunited with Juliet.

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  • 21. 

    The following are two people who die by the sword:

    • A.

      Paris and Tybalt

    • B.

      Lord and Lady Capulet

    • C.

      Tybalt and the Prince

    • D.

      Romeo and Friar Laurence

    Correct Answer
    A. Paris and Tybalt
    Explanation
    Paris and Tybalt are the correct answer because they both die by the sword. The other options listed do not include two people who die by the sword.

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  • 22. 

    Why won't Romeo fight Tybalt?

    • A.

      Because he was afraid of getting hurt.

    • B.

      Because Tybalt is a member of Juliet's family.

    • C.

      Because he was tired.

    • D.

      Because they were friends?

    Correct Answer
    B. Because Tybalt is a member of Juliet's family.
    Explanation
    Romeo won't fight Tybalt because Tybalt is a member of Juliet's family. This suggests that Romeo's love for Juliet and his desire to maintain peace between their families outweighs any personal conflicts or desire to engage in violence. By refusing to fight Tybalt, Romeo demonstrates his commitment to love and reconciliation rather than revenge or further conflict.

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  • 23. 

    How does Samson start the fight with Romeo's kinsmen in ACT I, Scene 1?

    • A.

      He kicks Benvolio in the shins.

    • B.

      He drops a flowerpot on his head.

    • C.

      He bites his thumb at them.

    • D.

      He trips Benvolio from behind.

    Correct Answer
    C. He bites his thumb at them.
  • 24. 

    The two feuding families in the play were the                 and the                .

    • A.

      Ceaser, Brutus

    • B.

      Capulet, Hamlet

    • C.

      Montague, Hamlet

    • D.

      Montague , Capulet

    Correct Answer
    D. Montague , Capulet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Montague, Capulet. In Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, the two feuding families are the Montagues and the Capulets. This feud serves as the central conflict of the play, as Romeo, a Montague, falls in love with Juliet, a Capulet, leading to tragic consequences. The rivalry between these two families is a major theme in the play and drives the plot forward.

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  • 25. 

    Shakespeare based Romeo and Juliet on what previous work?

    • A.

      The Taming of the Shrew

    • B.

      Romeus and Juliet, a poem by Arthur Brooke

    • C.

      The mythic story of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra

    • D.

      The Biblical story of Adam and Eve

    Correct Answer
    A. The Taming of the Shrew
    Explanation
    Shakespeare based Romeo and Juliet on The Taming of the Shrew. This is because The Taming of the Shrew is a play written by Shakespeare that explores themes of love, marriage, and gender roles, which are also central to Romeo and Juliet. Additionally, both plays feature a strong-willed female protagonist and a romantic relationship that faces obstacles and challenges. Shakespeare likely drew inspiration from The Taming of the Shrew when creating the characters and storyline of Romeo and Juliet.

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  • 26. 

    The climax of Romeo and Juliet is:

    • A.

      The secret marriage between Romeo and Juliet

    • B.

      Romeo killing Tybalt and being banished

    • C.

      Mercutio's death

    • D.

      The party at the Capulet's house

    Correct Answer
    B. Romeo killing Tybalt and being banished
    Explanation
    The climax of Romeo and Juliet is Romeo killing Tybalt and being banished. This event marks a turning point in the story as it leads to a series of tragic consequences. Romeo's act of revenge against Tybalt, who killed his friend Mercutio, sets off a chain of events that ultimately leads to the deaths of both Romeo and Juliet. It is at this moment that the conflict between the Montagues and Capulets escalates to a point of no return, leading to the tragic downfall of the young lovers.

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  • 27. 

    Romeo can be described as:

    • A.

      Romantic

    • B.

      Dramatic

    • C.

      Immature

    • D.

      Impulsive

    Correct Answer
    C. Immature
    Explanation
    Romeo can be described as immature because he often acts without thinking, making impulsive decisions that have negative consequences. His infatuation with Juliet and his willingness to risk everything for their love demonstrates his immaturity and lack of understanding of the consequences of his actions. Additionally, his impulsive behavior, such as killing Tybalt in a fit of rage, further highlights his immaturity.

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