Romeo And Juliet-Act I Quiz

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Act I quiz on Romeo and Juliet.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where does the story of Romeo and Juliet take place?

    • A.

      Germany

    • B.

      Verona

    • C.

      Mantua

    Correct Answer
    B. Verona
    Explanation
    The story of Romeo and Juliet takes place in Verona. This is evident from the famous opening lines of the play, where it is stated that the story is set in "fair Verona." Verona is a city in northern Italy and is known for its historical significance and romantic atmosphere. The play revolves around the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet, who belong to feuding families in Verona. The city's rich cultural heritage and beautiful architecture also serve as a backdrop to the events of the play.

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  • 2. 

    Who is involved in the first fight?

    • A.

      Sampson

    • B.

      Gregory

    • C.

      Tybalt

    • D.

      Abram

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the above are involved in the first fight. The question is asking about the individuals involved in the initial fight, and all four options listed (Sampson, Gregory, Tybalt, and Abram) were participants in the fight.

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  • 3. 

    Who says:"I do but keep the peace.  Put up thy sword, or manage it to part these men with me."?

    • A.

      Benvolio

    • B.

      Tybalt

    • C.

      Sampson

    • D.

      Abram

    Correct Answer
    A. Benvolio
    Explanation
    Benvolio says "I do but keep the peace. Put up thy sword, or manage it to part these men with me." This dialogue suggests that Benvolio is a peacekeeper and tries to prevent violence. He urges the person to put away their sword and help him in separating the fighting men. This demonstrates Benvolio's calm and level-headed nature, as he seeks to resolve conflicts peacefully.

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  • 4. 

    What is Romeo's character like in the first part of the story?     

    • A.

      Depressed

    • B.

      Happy

    • C.

      Sad

    • D.

      Both A and C are correct

    • E.

      Both A and B are correct

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and C are correct
    Explanation
    In the first part of the story, Romeo's character is depicted as both depressed and sad. This can be inferred from his melancholic behavior and his constant expressions of sorrow and despair. He is shown to be deeply affected by his unrequited love for Rosaline, which contributes to his overall gloomy demeanor. Additionally, Romeo's sadness is further emphasized by his tendency to isolate himself from others and indulge in self-pity. Therefore, both options A (depressed) and C (sad) accurately describe Romeo's character in the first part of the story.

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  • 5. 

    Who says:"A crutch, a crutch! Why call you for a sword?"

    • A.

      Abram

    • B.

      Sampson

    • C.

      Gregory

    • D.

      Lady Capulet

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Lady Capulet
    Explanation
    In this quote, the speaker is questioning the need for violence, specifically the use of a sword, by referring to it as a "crutch." The use of the word "crutch" suggests that the speaker sees violence as a weak and unnecessary solution. Lady Capulet, who is Juliet's mother, expresses her disdain for violence and her desire for peace in this line.

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  • 6. 

    Who says:"Do you bite your thumb at us sir?"

    • A.

      Abram

    • B.

      Gregory

    • C.

      Tybalt

    • D.

      Capulet

    • E.

      Romeo

    Correct Answer
    A. Abram
    Explanation
    In Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, Abram is the servant of Montague. In Act 1, Scene 1, Abram is involved in a verbal altercation with the servant of the Capulet family, Sampson. During this exchange, Sampson asks Abram if he bites his thumb at him, which is considered a provocative gesture. Therefore, Abram is the one who says, "Do you bite your thumb at us sir?"

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  • 7. 

    Who says:"Go, girl, seek happy nights to happy days."?

    • A.

      Lady Capulet

    • B.

      Nurse

    • C.

      Benvolio

    • D.

      Mercutio

    • E.

      Capulet

    Correct Answer
    B. Nurse
    Explanation
    In Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, the character who says "Go, girl, seek happy nights to happy days" is the Nurse. The Nurse is Juliet's trusted confidante and caretaker, and she often provides comic relief in the play. In this particular scene, the Nurse is encouraging Juliet to seek happiness and enjoy her nights with Romeo, whom she is deeply in love with. The Nurse's playful and supportive nature is evident in her words, as she wants Juliet to have joyous and fulfilling experiences with her beloved Romeo.

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  • 8. 

    What does WARD mean?

    • A.

      A minor

    • B.

      A prisoner

    • C.

      A dog

    • D.

      A captain

    Correct Answer
    A. A minor
    Explanation
    WARD refers to a minor, which means a person who is under the legal age of adulthood. This term is commonly used in legal contexts to refer to individuals who are not yet considered adults and are therefore under the guardianship or care of someone else, typically their parents or legal guardians.

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  • 9. 

    Who says:"Have not saints lips, and holy palmers too?"

    • A.

      Juliet

    • B.

      Nurse

    • C.

      Romeo

    • D.

      Tybalt

    Correct Answer
    C. Romeo
    Explanation
    In this quote, Romeo is questioning whether saints and pilgrims also have lips and hands, implying that they do. This suggests that Romeo believes that even holy individuals can experience love and physical desire, just like he does for Juliet. This quote highlights Romeo's romantic and idealistic nature, as well as his belief in the power of love to transcend societal expectations and norms.

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  • 10. 

    Who says:"You kiss by the book."

    • A.

      Juliet

    • B.

      Romeo

    • C.

      Nurse

    • D.

      Tybalt

    Correct Answer
    A. Juliet
    Explanation
    Juliet says the line "You kiss by the book." This quote is from William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. Juliet speaks these words to Romeo during their first meeting, expressing her admiration for his skillful and passionate kissing. The phrase "You kiss by the book" implies that Romeo's kisses are perfect and follow all the rules and conventions of love and romance. This quote highlights Juliet's growing infatuation with Romeo and their instant connection.

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