Quiz About Romeo And Juliet: Act 1, Scene 1-4

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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. The play, which is not specified, takes place in the city of Verona.

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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 discussing their plans to fight the Montagues. This suggests that there is a conflict or feud between the two families, and Sampson and Gregory are on one side of it. The discussion implies that they are preparing for a physical confrontation with the 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 and Gregory are discussing their disdain for the Montagues. Sampson declares that he will cut off the heads of the Montague women. This statement reflects the aggressive and violent nature of the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets, setting the tone for the conflict that will unfold throughout 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 action is a provocative gesture and an insult, indicating his contempt towards them. It is a subtle way of starting a conflict and provoking the Montague men.

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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 intervenes and tells the men to stop fighting. This is evident from the given options where it is mentioned that he tells his son to run and get the prince, he immediately kills Sampson, or he tries to walk away but is recognized and chased. Out of these options, the only option that aligns with the given answer is that he intervenes and tries to stop the fight.

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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 toward Benvolio is confrontational and threatening. This can be seen through his aggressive language and actions, such as when he says, "What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word, as I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee." Tybalt's confrontational attitude is further emphasized when he challenges Benvolio to a fight, showing his aggressive and hostile nature towards him.

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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
    In Act 1, Scene 1, the prince is angry due to the three recent brawls between the Capulets and Montagues. This is evident when he enters the scene and addresses the crowd, expressing his frustration with the ongoing feud between the two families. The prince's anger is fueled by the continuous violence and disturbance caused by these brawls, which has disrupted the peace and harmony of the city.

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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.
  • 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 means to distract himself from thinking about the one he loves. This suggests that Benvolio believes that Romeo's infatuation is causing him distress and that by diverting his attention to other women, he may find some relief from his lovesickness. Benvolio's advice implies that Romeo should try to move on and not dwell on his unrequited love, as it may only bring him more pain and weakness.

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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.
    Explanation
    Romeo says he will not say whom he loves when asked by Benvolio. This suggests that Romeo is either hesitant or unwilling to reveal his love interest at this point in the play. It could be because he is unsure of his own feelings or because he is keeping his love a secret for some other reason. This answer implies that Romeo is keeping his emotions hidden and adds an element of mystery to his character.

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  • 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
    Capulet's opinion about the marriage of women Juliet's age is that they are too young to marry.

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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
    In Act 1, Scene 2, Capulet advises Paris to attend a feast at the Capulets'. This can be inferred from the context of the scene where Capulet invites Paris to his house and mentions that he will introduce Paris to his daughter, Juliet, at the feast.

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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 suggests that the servant is illiterate or unable to read the message himself, so he seeks Romeo's assistance in deciphering its contents.

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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
    In Act 1, Scene 2, Benvolio suggests to Romeo that they attend the feast at the Capulet's house that evening. This suggestion is made after Benvolio learns about the invitation to the Capulet's party and believes it would be a good opportunity for Romeo to forget about his unrequited love for Rosaline. Benvolio hopes that by attending the feast, Romeo might find another girl who could help him move on from his infatuation.

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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 states that Romeo is in love with Rosaline. This is evident from the dialogue where Benvolio mentions that Romeo is infatuated with a woman who has sworn to live a chaste life and has rejected his love. Benvolio's statement indicates that Romeo's love interest is Rosaline, not Juliet or any other women he may come across.

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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 marriage. This is evident from her statement as she states that Juliet is of an age to be married and that Paris, a nobleman, has shown interest in her. Lady Capulet wants to discuss the possibility of Juliet marrying Paris and the advantages it would bring to their family.

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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 concerned with Juliet's maturity and readiness for marriage. By asking about Juliet's age, Lady Capulet is likely trying to determine if Juliet is old enough to be considered for marriage and if she is reaching an appropriate age for it. This question also implies that Juliet's age is an important factor in the decision-making process regarding her 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 nurse put wormwood on her breast. This method was used to help wean Juliet from nursing.

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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 because it is believed to be a bad omen or foreshadowing of the tragic events that will unfold in the play. The earthquake symbolizes the disruption and chaos that will disrupt the lives of the characters, particularly Romeo and Juliet, as their love story unfolds amidst feuding families and tragic circumstances.

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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, as he is a potential suitor for her hand in marriage. Lady Capulet sees Paris as a suitable match for Juliet and wants her to consider him as a potential husband.

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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 suggests that Juliet is not interested in getting married and does not consider it to be something she desires or dreams about. This response indicates that Juliet's thoughts and aspirations are not focused on marriage, implying that she may have other priorities or plans for her future.

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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 what is peculiar about what they are wearing is that they are wearing masks. The masks suggest that they are trying to hide their identities and engage in some form of disguise or deception. This adds an element of mystery and intrigue to their characters and their actions in the scene.

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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
    Mercutio and Benvolio are imploring Romeo to dance at the gathering they are going to. This is evident from Act 1, Scene 4, where Mercutio says, "Come, knock and enter; and no sooner in, but every man betake him to his legs." This indicates that they want Romeo to join in the dancing and have a good time at the gathering.

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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 precious time by standing around and talking instead of taking action. The phrase "burn daylight" is a metaphorical expression that implies wasting time, as daylight is a limited resource that should be used efficiently. Since it is night and they are using torchlight instead of daylight, it emphasizes the irony of their wasteful behavior.

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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
    In Act 1, Scene 4, Mercutio delivers a long soliloquy about "Queen Mab" in response to Romeo's statement that he had a dream. Mercutio uses the opportunity to mock Romeo's romanticized view of dreams and love, and to express his own skeptical and cynical perspective on the subject. He uses the story of Queen Mab as a metaphor for the deceptive and illusory nature of dreams, suggesting that they are merely fantasies that can lead to disappointment and disillusionment.

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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 premonition or a feeling that something tragic is about to happen. This foreshadows the events that unfold later in the play, where Romeo's impulsive actions and his involvement in the feud between the Capulets and Montagues ultimately lead to his untimely demise.

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