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1 Romeo and Juliet Test study guide Read the directions for each section carefully. For the questions below, answer True or False 1. One element of background that is essential to Romeo and Juliet is that there are two feuding families. 2. Shakespeare invented the story of Romeo and Juliet. 3. Foils are pairs of characters that serve contrasts to one another. 4. Though young, Juliet mentions earlier that she has never thought of marriage, and Romeo had been so distraught by his unrequited love for Rosaline; still, they fall in love at first sight of each other. During the orchard scene in which Romeo has hidden on the Capulet estate, the two lovers decide to marry that same day. This haste and impetuousness is an important element of characterization that helps explain later action of the drama. 5. All of Shakespeare s characters speak in prose. 6. Tybalt is the protagonist of this play. 7. Friar Laurence is really a ghost. 8. During Shakespeare s time, aristocratic families would often hire peasants to nurse their infants. 9. Shakespeare s audience knows how the play will end from the prologue. 10. Romeo and Juliet is a comedy. For the following questions, you ll be asked to pick the best answer. 11. Shakespeare was born in 12.Shakespeare was born in 13. Anne Hathaway became Shakespeare s 14. The theatre that is most closely associated with Shakespeare is the 15. When Shakespeare was 18, his wife was 16. Shakespeare died in 17. Shakespeare died in 18. To create the feeling of a moonlit night in the famous balcony scene, Shakespeare used 19. Women s roles in Shakespeare s time were played by 20. In the Globe Theatre, Shakespeare s actors would perform on what kind of stage? 21. Most of Shakespeare s audience paid 1 penny to stand in the Pit. They were 22. To indicate more than one character leaving the stage, Shakespeare would write 23. Benvolio is a member of the 24. Peter is a member of the 25. Mercutio is related to 26. Most of the action of the play is set in 1

2 27. The time of the play is 28. The prologue is written as a 29. In the first scene, the Prince decrees that future disturbances will result in 30. Though the title of the play is Romeo and Juliet, the audience first hears of Romeo s love for 31. Juliet is years old. 32. Benvolio and convince Romeo to go to the party. 33. Tybalt s temper is best described as 34. Tybalt kills 35. Romeo kills 36. The punishment Prince Escalus sentences Romeo to is 37. Friar Laurence arranged for to tell Romeo about Juliet s coma. 38. What is a pestilence? 39. What is an apothecary? 40. What weapon does Juliet use to kill herself? 41. Which of the following is related to Prince Escalus? 42. Why did Romeo have to bribe the apothecary? 43. How does Montague plan to honor Juliet? For the questions 44-54, refer to pages 534 and 562 from your text book. 44. What do the numbers on the right side of the page signify? 45. Juliet s lines on page 562 are an example of 46. Benvolio s lines on page 534 are an example of 47. The lines on pages 562 and 534, like most lines of the play, are in what meter? 48. William Shakespeare composed Romeo and Juliet in 49. The text in brackets is known as 50. What are mandrakes? 51. Exeunt means 52. When Juliet says, Come, vial and Lie thou there, she is addressing inanimate objects. This is a special type of personification known as 53. What is dexterity, as in line 146 on page 534? 54. When line 151 on page 534 spills into line 152, this is an example of 55. Who defined the Six Essential Elements? 56. The Six Essential Elements refer to. 57. A proscenium stage is also known as a stage. 58. An open stage is also known as a stage. 59. The arrangement of the mis-en-scene is known as. 60. With an open stage, the audience views the action from sides. 61. With a proscenium stage, the audience views the action from sides. 2

3 62. Shakespeare s Romeo and Juliet is memorable because of the. 63. Drama began as. 64. As Romeo finds Juliet s body, he comments that she doesn t appear dead. This is 65. Characters who contrast with each other are called 66. Parting is such sweet sorrow. Sweet sorrow is a(n) 67. The gray eyed morn smiles on the frowning night. This is 68. Many of the jokes in William Shakespeare s dramas depended on the multiple meaning of words, like when Mercutio refers to himself as a grave man, he jokes on two meanings of grave: serious and ready for the grave. This type of joke is called what? 69. Which of the following is NOT an early Greek dramatist? 70. Which of the following is NOT part of the tripartite relationship of drama? 71. What type of drama comes from a Greek word that means goat song? 72. What type of drama comes from a Greek word that means singer of revels? 73. Aristotle outlined the Six Essential Elements of Drama in his work called what? 74. Shakespeare often incorporated these kinds of characters who were town drunks or witty servants. 75. Conversation between two characters is called what? 76. How many acts can you find in Romeo and Juliet, like most of Shakespeare s plays? 77. Smaller divisions of the action within an act are called what? 78. Which of the following is the proper spelling for the author of a play? 79. Which of the following is NOT one of the Six Essential Elements of Drama? 80. What is the literary term used to describe a situation in which the audience knows something that the characters do not? 81. Blank Verse is also known as what? 82. For the most part, Shakespeare s characters speak in lines of how many syllables each? For the following questions you ll be asked to choose the character most likely to have spoken the selected lines. 83. There is thy gold, worse poison to men s souls, Doing more murder in this loathsome world Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell. 84. And to t they go like lightning. For ere I Could draw to part them was stout Tybalt slain, And as he fell, did Romeo turn and fly. This is the truth, or let Benvolio die. 85. Gallop apace you fiery-footed steeds, Toward Phoebus lodging. Such a wagoner And Phaeton would whip you to the west, And bring in cloudy night immediately. 3

4 86. With love s light wings I did o erperch these walls, For stony limits cannot hold love out. And what love can do, that dares love attempt, Therefore thy kinsmen are no let to me. 87. Nay, as they dare. I will bite my thumb at them, which is disgrace to them, if they bear it. 88. What, drawn, and talk of peace! I hate the word As I hate Hell, all Montagues, and thee. Have at thee coward! 89. Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe, A villain, that is hither come in spite To scorn at our solemnity this night. 90. The gray-eyed morn smiles on the frowning night, Checkering the eastern clouds with streaks of light, And flecked darkness like a drunkard reels From forth day s path and Titan s fiery wheels. 91. Oh, I cry you mercy, you are the singer. I will say for you. It is music with her silver sound because musicians have no gold for sounding. 92. Hold, then, go home, be merry, give consent To marry Paris. Wednesday is tomorrow. Tomorrow night look that thou lie alone, Let not thy nurse lie with thee in thy chamber. 93. And in this borrowed likeness of shrunk death Thou shalt continue two and forty hours, And then awake as from a pleasant sleep. 94. We talk here in the public haunt of men. Either withdraw unto some private place, And reason coldly of your grievances, Or else depart. Here all eyes gaze on us. 95. Oh, deadly sin! Oh, rude unthankfulness! Thy fault our law calls death, but the kind Prince, Taking thy part, hath rushed aside the law And turned that black word death to banishment This is dear mercy, and thou see st it not. 4

5 96. Hadst thou no poison mixed, no sharp-ground knife, No sudden mean of death, though ne er so mean But banished to kill me?- Banished? 97. Then I gave her, so tutored by my art, A sleeping potion, which so took effect As I intended, for it wrought on her The form of death. 98. Delay this marriage for a month, a week; Or, if you do not, make the bridal bed In that dim monument where Tybalt lies. 99. Go ask his name. If he be married, My grave is like to be my wedding bed I ll tell thee ere thou ask it me again. I have been feasting with mine enemy, Where on a sudden one hath wounded me That s by me wounded. Both our remedies Within thy help and holy physic lies. I bear no hatred, blessed man, for, lo, My intercession likewise steads my foe. 5

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