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1 Name English I- Period Date Romeo and Juliet By William Shakespeare 1 st Prologue 1. The prologue is a, a popular form of verse when the play was written in It was performed by the which plays a vital dramatic function by allowing the audience to foresee events. 3. What is the setting of the play? 4. Which words point to the influence of fate in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? 5. What effect will their deaths have? Act I, scene i 1. What are Sampson and Gregory attempting to do? 2. What is a pun? 3. Write the pun found in lines How is Benvolio characterized inn this opening scene? 5. What has Prince Escalus observed to date and what declaration does he make? 6. What has been Romeo s mood of late and why does he feel this way? 7. What is an oxymoron? 8. List 6 oxymorons which show the state of mind of Romeo. 9. What is the reason for Rosaline s rejection? 10. What allusions does Shakespeare use in this conversation between Romeo and Benvolio? Act I, scene ii 1. Explain Paris s suit. What is Lord Capulet s response? 2. How is Lord Capulet characterized in this scene? 3. How do Romeo and Benvolio learn about the Capulet s party? 4. Why does Romeo want Benvolio to go to the party? 5. What role has fate played in this scene?

2 Act I, scene iii 1. What does Lady Capulet want Juliet to consider? 2. What is Juliet s response to her mother and why is this pleasing to her mother? 3. What information do we learn from the Nurse s story? 4. Describe Juliet s relationship with her mother and with the Nurse. 5. What is a foil? Who is the Nurse s foil? Act I, scene iv 1. Where is the group going? 2. Identify various puns in the early portion of this scene. 3. Who is Queen Mab and what does she do? 4. What is Mercutio s speech called and why does he make it? 5. How is Mercutio characterized in this scene? 6. Who serves as Mercutio s foil in this scene? 7. What is foreshadowed by Romeo in lines ? Act I, scene v 1. Why is Tybalt so disturbed by Romeo s attendance to the party? 2. What is Lord Capulet s response to Tybalt and why? 3. What promise does Tybalt make after hearing his uncle s request? 4. Figurative language deals with imagery and images. What images is Juliet associated with in lines 44-48? 5. What role has fate played in this scene? 2 nd Prologue 1. What does the chorus mean by Now old desire doth in its deathbed lie,/and young affection gapes to be his heir.? Act II, scene i 1. Why has Romeo slipped away from his friends and where has he gone? 2. What is Mercutio attempting to do by mentioning Rosaline? Act II, scene ii 1. What does Romeo mean by He jests at scars that never felt a wound? 2. Describe the imagery used by Romeo in reference to Juliet. 3. Without realizing that Romeo is at hand, what suggestion does Juliet make? 4. What is Romeo s reaction?

3 5. How does Romeo intend to prove his love to Juliet and why does she object? 6. By the end of their conversation, what is Romeo and Juliet s plan? 7. How does Juliet exhibit more common sense and practicality than Romeo? 8. What is Romeo s character flaw? Act II, scene iii 2. What is a soliloquy? 3. For what does Fr. Lawrence use the herbs and plants that he gathers? 4. What does Fr. Lawrence mean by Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied,/and vice sometime s by action dignified? 5. Why does Fr. Lawrence get so angry with Romeo? 6. Why does Fr. Lawrence finally agree to Romeo s request? 7. What could be the significance of Fr. Lawrence s last line? 8. How is Fr. Lawrence characterized in this scene? Act II, scene iv 1. Why has Tybalt sent a letter to the Montague household? 2. Why is Mercutio worried about Romeo? 3. What change does Mercutio observe in Romeo? 4. Why do the boys make fun of the Nurse? 5. What plan does Romeo reveal to the Nurse? Act II, scene v 1. Why is Juliet growing impatient with the Nurse? 2. What excuse does Juliet use for going to Fr. Lawrence s cell? 3. What will the Nurse receive from Romeo s servant? Act II, scene vi 1. What does Romeo mean by Then love-devouring death do what he dare,/it is enough I may but call her mine? 2. Why is Fr. Lawrence worried about Romeo and Juliet s relationship? What simile does he use to describe his concern? Act III, scene i 1. What is Benvolio afraid could happen? 2. According to Mercutio, what is Benvolio quick to do?

4 3. What does Tybalt want from Mercutio and Benvolio? 4. Why doesn t Romeo rise to Tybalt s bait to get him to fight? 5. Why does Mercutio fight with Tybalt? 6. How does Romeo try to stop this fight and what is the result? 7. Why does Mercutio curse the houses of the feuding families? 8. Why does Romeo now choose to fight with Tybalt? 9. According to Lady Capulet, what really happened? 10. What does Lord Montague mean by His fault concludes what the law should end,/the life of Tybalt? 11. What punishment does Prince Escalus order for Romeo? 12. How has the role of fate affected Romeo and Juliet? 13. What is the technical climax of the play? 14. Who serves as Tybalt s foil in this scene? Act III, scene ii 1. What is Juliet s wishing for at the beginning of this scene? 2. What misunderstanding occurs between Juliet and the Nurse? 3. Who does Juliet eventually decide she must support and why? 4. What promise does the Nurse make to Juliet? Act III, scene iii 1. How do Romeo and Fr. Lawrence s opinions differ regarding Romeo s punishment? 2. Why does Romeo dismiss Fr. Lawrence s advice? 3. For what three reasons does Fr. Lawrence say Romeo should be happy? 4. What is Fr. Lawrence s plan for Romeo? Act III, scene iv 1. Why is Paris unable to see Juliet? 2. What decision does Lord Capulet make for Juliet? Act III, scene v 2. How are the lark and the nightingale used in this scene? 3. How does Juliet fee about Romeo s future?

5 4. What does Lady Capulet believe is the reason for Juliet s sorrow? 5. Identify the verbal irony that is used by Juliet. 6. What is Lord Capulet s response to Juliet s refusal to marry Paris? 7. What advice does the Nurse give to Juliet and why? 8. What does Juliet mean by Thou and my bosom henceforth shall be twain? Act IV, scene i 1. According to Paris, why has Capulet set such an early wedding date? 2. How does Juliet respond to Paris s gallantries when she meets him at Fr. Lawrence s cell? 3. What is the only solution of which Juliet is aware? 4. List the steps in Fr. Lawrence s plan. Act IV, scene ii 1. Why is Lord Capulet s heart wondrous light? 2. What complication does Lord Capulet make for Romeo and Juliet? Act IV, scene iii 1. What excuses does Juliet give so that she will be left alone? 2. Why does Juliet take a dagger to bed with her? 3. Juliet has some fears about using the mixture in the vial. What are the three fears? Act IV, scene v 2. Upon attempting to wake Juliet, the Nurse makes what discovery? 3. Who does Capulet declare has married his daughter? 4. According to Fr. Lawrence, why should the family be ashamed? 5. What does Fr. Lawrence mean by The Heavens do lour you for some ill:/move them no more by crossing their high will? Act V, scene i 1. Describe Romeo s dream. What is ironic about it? 2. What does Romeo immediately decide to do upon hearing about Juliet s death? 3. Why doesn t the apothecary want to sell poison to Romeo? 4. Why does Romeo refer to the poison as a cordial?

6 Act V, scene ii 1. How does fate once again complicate the situation for Romeo and Juliet? 2. What does Fr. Lawrence decide he must do to fix the problem? Act V, scene iii 2. Why is Paris at the Capulet tomb? 3. What does Paris believe Romeo is about to do? 4. What is the result of Paris and Romeo s altercation? 5. What does Romeo notice about Juliet s appearance as she lay in the tomb? 6. What does Romeo do while standing at Juliet s side? 7. Why won t Balthasar go with Fr. Lawrence to the tomb? What dream has he had? 8. What does Fr. Lawrence plan do to with Juliet? What is her response? 9. For what does Juliet reprimand Romeo? How does she remedy this situation? 10. As the families arrive, what information does Lord Montague share? 11. What does Fr. Lawrence finally do at this time? 12. Who does the Prince blame for all of the deaths in Verona? 13. How do Capulet and Montague show their reconciliation? 14. What is the dramatic climax of the play?

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