Romeo and Juliet: Self-Test

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Act 1

  1. What punishment does the Prince announce for those involved in any future brawls between Monagues and Capulets?
            See 1.1.99-100.
  2. When does Capulet first tell Paris that Juliet will be ready to marry?
            See 1.2.10-11.
  3. Who is Romeo in love with at the beginning of the play?
            See 1.2.84-5.
  4. Is Lady Capulet opposed to Juliet's early marriage?
            See 1.3.64-73.
  5. What is Juliet's first reaction to the idea of marrying Paris?
            See 1.3.97-9.
  6. What is Capulet's reaction to the possibility that a Montague has crashed his party?
            See 1.5.67-77.

Act 2

  1. What does "wherefore" mean?
            See 2.2.33-6 (and a dictionary if necessary).
  2. What does Juliet ask Romeo to swear his love by?
            See 2.2.112-6.
  3. How does Juliet arrange that they communicate after the "balcony" scene?
            See 2.2.143-9.
  4. When and how does Romeo arrange the wedding?
            See 2.4.184-7.
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Act 3

  1. How is Mercutio injured?
            See 3.1.104-5.
  2. Who does Juliet first believe is dead when the Nurse brings the news of the fight?
            See 3.2.45.
  3. Why does Capulet think Juliet will agree to marry Paris?
            See 3.4.12-14.
  4. What advice does the Nurse give Juliet concerning the planned marriage to Paris?
            See 3.5.215-27.

Act 4

  1. Why does Juliet fear taking the potion the Friar has given her?
            See 4.3.24-7.

Act 5

  1. Why does Romeo think that the Apothecary will sell him poison?
            See 5.1.37-52.
  2. Why was Romeo not warned of the Friar's plan?
            See 5.2.5-16.
  3. Why is Paris at Juliet's tomb when Romeo arrives?
            See 5.3.16-17.
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