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Unit Test/ Romeo and Juliet

Read the lines from Act II, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.

Mercutio: Well said; follow me this jest now till thou hast worn out the pump, that, when the single sole of it is worn, the jest may remain after the wearing sole singular.

Romeo: O single-soled jest! solely singular for the singleness.

Which word is used as a pun in these lines?

Read the excerpt from Act I, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.

Tybalt: What! art thou drawn among these heartless hinds?
Turn thee, Benvolio, look upon thy death.

Benvolio: I do but keep the peace: put up thy sword,

Or manage it to part these men with me.

Tybalt: What! drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word,
As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee.
Have at thee, coward! [They fight.]

What inference can be made about Benvolio and Tybalt from this dialogue?

Benvolio is more concerned with keeping the peace than Tybalt is

Read the excerpt from Act V, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.

Prince: A glooming peace this morning with it brings;
The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head:
Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things:
Some shall be pardon’d, and some punished:
For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.

Which words best help the reader understand the tone of the play’s conclusion? Check all that apply.

Read the excerpt from Act V, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.

Friar Laurence: Stay not to question, for the watch is coming;
Come, go, good Juliet.—[Noise again.] I dare no longer stay.

Juliet: Go, get thee hence, for I will not away. [Exit FRIAR LAURENCE.]
What’s here? a cup, clos’d in my true love’s hand?
Poison, I see, hath been his timeless end.
O churl! drunk all, and left no friendly drop
To help me after! I will kiss thy lips;
Haply, some poison yet doth hang on them,
To make me die with a restorative. [Kisses him.]
Thy lips are warm!

First Watch: [Within.] Lead, boy: which way?

Juliet: Yea, noise? then I’ll be brief. O happy dagger! [Snatching ROMEO’S dagger.]

Which phrases from the passage are oxymorons? Check all that apply.

Which excerpt from Act V, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet best reflects the play’s overall theme?
Not; Romeo: Hold, take this letter; early in the morning
See thou deliver it to my lord and father.

Read Friar Laurence’s dialogue from Act V, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.

But he which bore my letter, Friar John,
Was stay’d by accident, and yesternight
Return’d my letter back.

Based on these lines, what role did Friar John play in the catastrophe?

In Act V, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet, how does Romeo react when he hears someone in Juliet’s tomb?
He begs the intruder to leave.

Read the excerpt from Act V, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.

Montague: Alas! my liege, my wife is dead to-night;
Grief of my son’s exile hath stopp’d her breath.
What further woe conspires against mine age?

What is the best paraphrase of the underlined text?

Which is an example of dramatic irony in Act V, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet?
Not; Friar Laurence thought his plan would help Romeo and Juliet, but the audience knew he had evil intentions.

Which element of a Shakespearean tragedy does Romeo represent in Act V, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet?
Not; a devious trickster

What is the purpose of the prologue of Romeo and Juliet? Check all that apply.

Read the excerpt from Act I, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.

Tybalt: What! art thou drawn among these heartless hinds?
Turn thee, Benvolio, look upon thy death.

Benvolio: I do but keep the peace: put up thy sword,
Or manage it to part these men with me.

Tybalt: What! drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word,
As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee.
Have at thee, coward! [They fight.]

Based on this dialogue, which word best describes Tybalt?

aggressive

Read the excerpt from Act I, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.

Capulet: What noise is this? Give me my long sword, ho!
Lady Capulet: A crutch, a crutch! Why call you for a sword?
Capulet: My sword, I say! Old Montague is come,
And flourishes his blade in spite of me.

What is the purpose of this dialogue?

In Act I, scene i of Romeo and Juliet, the character of Benvolio embodies the archetype of the
loyal friend

Read the excerpt from Act I, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.

Yet tell me not, for I have heard it all.
Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love:
Why then, O brawling love! O loving hate!
O any thing! of nothing first create.
O heavy lightness! serious vanity!
Mis-shapen chaos of well-seeming forms!
Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health!
Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!
This love feel I, that feel no love in this.
Dost thou not laugh?

The oxymorons in Romeo’s dialogue emphasize

Read the excerpt from Act I, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo: Well, in that hit you miss: she’ll not be hit
With Cupid’s arrow; she hath Dian’s wit;
And, in strong proof of chastity well arm’d,
From love’s weak childish bow she lives unharm’d.

The face that this dialogue contains elements of a Shakespearean sonnet emphasizes Romeo’s

Read the excerpt from Act I, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.

If ever you disturb our streets again
Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.

What event is foreshadowed by the Prince’s words?

Read the excerpt from Act II, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo: We met we woo’d and mad eexchange of vow,
I’ll tell thee as we pass; but this I pray,
That thou consent to marry us to-day.

Friar Laurence: Holy Saint Francis! what a change is here;
Is Rosaline, whom thou didst love so dear,
So soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies
Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.
Jesu Maria! what a deal of brine
Hath wash’d thy sallow cheeks for Rosaline;
How much salt water thrown away in waste,
To eason love, that of it doth not taste!

How does Friar Laurence support the archetype of mentor in the excerpt?

by discouraging a hasty course of action

Which excerpt from Act V, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet best reflects the idea that everyone who played a part in Romeo and Juliet’s secret union contributed to their downfall?
Not; Balthasar: This letter he early bid me give his father,
And threaten’d me with death, going in the vault,

Read the excerpt from Act V, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.

Montague: Alas! my liege, my wife is dead to-night;
Grief of my son’s exile hath stopp’d her breath.
What further woe conspires against mine age?

What is the best paraphrase of the underlined text?

Not; What has caused me to feel as if I am getting older?

Read Friar Laurence’s dialogue from Act V, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.

But he which bore my letter, Friar John,
Was stay’d by accident, and yesternight
Return’d my letter back.

Based on these lines, what role did Friar John play in the catastrophe?

Not; He made the choice not to deliver Friar Laurence’s letter.

Read the excerpt from Act V, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.

Friar Laurence: Stay not to question, for the watch is coming;
Come, go, good Juliet.—[Noise again.] I dare no longer stay.

Juliet: Go, get thee hence, for I will not away. [Exit FRIAR LAURENCE.]
What’s here? a cup, clos’d in my true love’s hand?
Poison, I see, hath been his timeless end.
O churl! drunk all, and left no friendly drop
To help me after! I will kiss thy lips;
Haply, some poison yet doth hang on them,
To make me die with a restorative. [Kisses him.]
Thy lips are warm!

First Watch: [Within.] Lead, boy: which way?

Juliet: Yea, noise? then I’ll be brief. O happy dagger! [Snatching ROMEO’S dagger.]

Which phrases from the passage are oxymorons? Check all that apply.

happy dagger
timeless end

Read the excerpt from Act I, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.

Yet tell me not, for I have heard it all.
Here’s much to do with hate, but more with love:
Why then, O brawling love! O loving hate!
O any thing! of nothing first create.
O heavy lightness! serious vanity!
Mis-shapen chaos of well-seeming forms!
Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health!
Still-waking sleep, that is not what it is!
This love feel I, that feel no love in this.
Dost thou not laugh?

The oxymorons in Romeo’s dialogue emphasize

Not; his certainty about his romantic fate.

Read the excerpt from Act I, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.

If ever you disturb our streets again
Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.

What event is foreshadowed by the Prince’s words?

Not; Romeo and Juliet meeting at a wild party

Read the excerpt from Act I, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.

Capulet: What noise is this? Give me my long sword, ho!
Lady Capulet: A crutch, a crutch! Why call you for a sword?
Capulet: My sword, I say! Old Montague is come,
And flourishes his blade in spite of me.

What is the purpose of this dialogue?

to provide comic relief

Read the excerpt from Act I, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo: Well, in that hit you miss: she’ll not be hit
With Cupid’s arrow; she hath Dian’s wit;
And, in strong proof of chastity well arm’d,
From love’s weak childish bow she lives unharm’d.

The face that this dialogue contains elements of a Shakespearean sonnet emphasizes Romeo’s

Not; disdain for Benvolio’s intrusive questions.

Read the excerpt from Act I, scene I of Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo: Well, in that hit you miss: she’ll not be hit
With Cupid’s arrow; she hath Dian’s wit;
And, in strong proof of chastity well arm’d,
From love’s weak childish bow she lives unharm’d.
She will not stay the siege of loving terms,

Which is the best meaning of the phrase “she’ll not be hit with Cupid’s arrow”?

She does not want to fall in love with anyone.

Which best describes is the primary conflict of Act IV, scenes iii-v of Romeo and Juliet?
Not; Friar Laurence lies to Juliet’s family.

Read the excerpt from Act IV, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.

Paris: Have I thought long to see this morning’s face,
And doth it give me such a sight as this?

Which best describes Paris’s reaction when he believes that Juliet has died?

He’s devastated that he cannot marry her.

Read the excerpt from Act IV, scene iv of Romeo and Juliet.

Nurse: O woe! O woeful, woeful, woeful day!
Most lamentable day, most woeful day,
That ever, ever, I did yet behold!
O day! O day! O day! O hateful day!
Never was seen so black a day as this:
O woeful day, O woeful day!

These lines help the reader better understand Nurse’s

Not; dislike of Juliet’s parents.

Read Capulet’s lines directed at Nurse from Act IV, scene iv of Romeo and Juliet.

Go waken Juliet, go and trim her up;
I’ll go and chat with Paris. Hie, make haste,
Make haste; the bridegroom he is come already:
Make haste, I say. [Exeunt.]

Which phrase best restates “make haste”?

hurry up

Read the excerpt from Juliet’s soliloquy in Act IV, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.

What if this mixture do not work at all?
Shall I be married then to-morrow morning?
No, no; this shall forbid it: lie thou there. [Laying down a dagger.]
What if it be a poison, which the friar
Subtly hath minister’d to have me dead,
Lest in this marriage he should be dishonour’d
Because he married me before to Romeo?
I fear it is: and yet, methinks, it should not,
For he hath still been tried a holy man.
I will not entertain so bad a thought.

The purpose of this soliloquy is to help the audience understand

Juliet’s uneasiness about going through with her plan.

How do Juliet’s parents contribute to the catastrophe in Act IV, scenes iii-v of Romeo and Juliet?
Not; by discovering that Juliet is already married to Romeo

Read Juliet’s dialogue from Act IV, scene iii of Romeo and Juliet.

Or, if I live, is it not very like,
The horrible conceit of death and night,
Together with the terror of the place,
As in a vault, an ancient receptacle,
Where, for these many hundred years, the bones
Of all my buried ancestors are pack’d;

In this excerpt, the motif of night emphasizes Juliet’s fear that

she will never wake up.

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