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  • 1. 

    What is Benvolio's role in the play?

    • A.

      Advisor

    • B.

      Troublemaker

    • C.

      Peacekeeper

    • D.

      Parent

    Correct Answer
    C. Peacekeeper
    Explanation
    Benvolio's role in the play is that of a peacekeeper. Throughout the story, he consistently tries to prevent conflicts and maintain harmony among the characters. He is often seen trying to calm down heated situations and mediating between feuding parties. Benvolio's peaceful nature and his efforts to promote peace make him a key character in maintaining stability and preventing violence in the play.

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  • 2. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Mercutio provoked him
    Explanation
    Tybalt kills Mercutio because Mercutio provoked him. This suggests that Mercutio's actions or words angered Tybalt to the point where he felt the need to retaliate with violence. The exact nature of the provocation is not specified in the given information, but it can be inferred that Mercutio's actions or words were enough to trigger Tybalt's aggression.

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  • 3. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Benvolio convinces him to meet some other girls
    Explanation
    Romeo goes to the Capulet ball because Benvolio convinces him to meet some other girls. This suggests that Romeo initially had no intention of attending the ball, but Benvolio persuades him to go in order to find other potential love interests.

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  • 4. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. He tells Tybalt he loves him and can't fight him
    Explanation
    Romeo tries to stop Tybalt from wanting to fight him by telling Tybalt that he loves him and cannot fight him. This shows Romeo's desire to avoid violence and maintain peace between their families. By expressing love and refusing to engage in combat, Romeo hopes to diffuse the tension and prevent further conflict.

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  • 5. 

    How old was Juliet?

    • A.

      Almost 14

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      16

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    A. Almost 14
    Explanation
    Juliet's age is not explicitly mentioned in the question, but it is implied that she is "almost 14". This suggests that Juliet is very close to turning 14 years old.

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  • 6. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. He killed Tybalt but didn't start the fight
    Explanation
    Romeo was banished because he killed Tybalt but didn't start the fight. This means that he was involved in a conflict with Tybalt, resulting in Tybalt's death, but Romeo himself did not initiate the altercation. As a consequence, the Prince of Verona, who had previously warned against any further violence, decided to punish Romeo by banishing him from the city.

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  • 7. 

    What is Romeo's last name?

    Correct Answer
    montague
    Montague
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "montague, Montague." Romeo's last name is Montague, which is spelled with both lowercase and uppercase letters.

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  • 8. 

    Who was allowed to act during Shakespeare's time?

    • A.

      Men only

    • B.

      Women only

    • C.

      Anyone

    • D.

      Rich people only

    Correct Answer
    A. Men only
    Explanation
    During Shakespeare's time, only men were allowed to act. This was because women were not permitted to perform on stage, so all female roles were played by young male actors. This practice was influenced by societal norms and restrictions placed on women's participation in public life. Therefore, men were the only ones given the opportunity to act during Shakespeare's era.

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  • 9. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. She is going to confession
    Explanation
    Juliet gets permission to leave her house to marry Romeo by telling her parents that she is going to confession. This is a believable excuse for Juliet to leave the house without raising any suspicions, as going to confession is a common practice for Catholics. By using this excuse, Juliet is able to gain the permission she needs to meet Romeo and marry him secretly.

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  • 10. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. They don't know anymore
    Explanation
    The families are feuding because they don't know anymore. This suggests that the origin or cause of the feud has been forgotten or lost over time. It implies that the families have been feuding for so long that the reasons behind their animosity are no longer clear or relevant.

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  • 11. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Juliet's father threatens all of the above when she refuses to marry Paris. He is willing to throw her out in the streets, kill her, or drag her to the altar against her will. This shows the extreme measures he is willing to take to ensure that Juliet follows his wishes and marries the man he has chosen for her.

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  • 12. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. He tells Romeo he saw her laid in the tomb
    Explanation
    Balthasar proves that Juliet is dead by telling Romeo that he saw her laid in the tomb. This means that Balthasar witnessed Juliet's body being placed in the tomb, providing evidence of her death.

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  • 13. 

    "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 foes A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;

    Correct Answer
    Verona
    verona
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "Verona". The given excerpt is from the prologue of Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, which sets the scene in the city of Verona. The repetition of the word "Verona" emphasizes its significance as the setting for the story. The play revolves around the tragic love story of two young lovers from feuding families in Verona.

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  • 14. 

    What's here? a cup, closed in my true love's hand? , I see, hath been his timeless end:  

    Correct Answer
    poison
    Poison
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "poison" or "Poison". The given lines suggest that the speaker is looking at a cup that is closed in their true love's hand. The phrase "hath been his timeless end" implies that the cup contains something that has caused the death of the speaker's true love. Therefore, the most likely explanation is that the cup contains poison.

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  • 15. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Too much blood has been shed already
    Explanation
    The Prince will no longer listen to the Capulets and Montagues because too much blood has been shed already. This suggests that the ongoing conflict between the two families has resulted in a significant loss of life, leading the Prince to become fed up and unwilling to entertain their grievances any further. The excessive violence and bloodshed have likely caused the Prince to view the situation as beyond repair, prompting him to distance himself from the feuding families.

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  • 16. 

    Ha,  ! be merciful, say 'death':For exile hath more terror in his look,Much more than death: do not say ' .'

    Correct Answer
    banishment
    Banishment
    Explanation
    The given answer is "banishment". In the context of the passage, the speaker is pleading for mercy and asking not to be exiled or banished. The speaker suggests that banishment is even more terrifying than death itself. Therefore, the correct answer is "banishment".

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  • 17. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. She is already married
    Explanation
    Juliet freaks out when her parents set her wedding date with Paris because she is already married. This creates a conflict for her as she is already committed to Romeo. Being forced into another marriage would mean betraying her love for Romeo and going against her own wishes. This revelation causes her to panic and fear the consequences of her secret marriage being exposed.

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  • 18. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. She stabs herself with Romeo's dagger
    Explanation
    Juliet finally kills herself by stabbing herself with Romeo's dagger. This is the correct answer because in the play "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare, Juliet discovers Romeo's lifeless body and decides to take her own life as well. She uses Romeo's dagger to stab herself, ultimately leading to her tragic death.

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  • 19. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. He has a high position and money
    Explanation
    Juliet's parents want her to marry Paris because he has a high position and money. This suggests that they prioritize social status and wealth over other qualities in a potential partner for their daughter. They believe that marrying someone with a high position and money will provide Juliet with financial security and a comfortable lifestyle.

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  • 20. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and C
    Explanation
    Paris goes after Romeo at the Capulet tomb because he thinks Romeo is going to deface the tomb and he wants to arrest him for the Prince.

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  • 21. 

    What is 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

    Correct Answer
    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
  • 22. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. He buys it illegally from an apothecary
    Explanation
    Romeo gets the poison to kill himself by buying it illegally from an apothecary.

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  • 23. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Friar John gets stuck tending to people with the plague
    Explanation
    Romeo doesn't find out that Juliet is not really dead because Friar John, who was supposed to deliver the message to Romeo, gets stuck tending to people with the plague. This prevents him from delivering the letter from Friar Laurence, which would have informed Romeo about Juliet's plan. Therefore, Romeo remains unaware of the situation and believes that Juliet is truly dead.

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  • 24. 

    Where does Romeo go when he is banished?

    • A.

      Mantua

    • B.

      Verona

    • C.

      Venice

    • D.

      Mongolia

    Correct Answer
    A. Mantua
    Explanation
    After Romeo is banished from Verona, he goes to Mantua. This is mentioned in William Shakespeare's play "Romeo and Juliet." Mantua is a city in Italy and Romeo seeks refuge there after being banished for killing Tybalt. He hides in Mantua until he can be reunited with Juliet.

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  • 25. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. Romeo and Juliet's deaths
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Romeo and Juliet's deaths. Their tragic deaths ultimately bring an end to the feud between the two families, as both households are devastated by the loss of their children. The deaths serve as a catalyst for the families to reflect on the consequences of their long-standing rivalry and realize the futility of their conflict. This realization leads to a reconciliation between the Capulets and Montagues, as they come together in grief and vow to put an end to their animosity.

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  • 26. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. He hopes their marriage will end the feud
    Explanation
    Friar Laurence decides to marry Romeo and Juliet because he hopes that their marriage will put an end to the ongoing feud between their families. He believes that by uniting the two young lovers, the Montagues and Capulets will finally reconcile and find peace. The Friar sees their love as a potential catalyst for resolving the long-standing conflict and bringing harmony to Verona.

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