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

  • 2. 
    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10. 
    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 14. 
    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.