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Act 1 Quiz Teacher Edition

Act 1 Quiz Teacher Edition

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Act 1 Questions for Romeo and Juliet, teacher copy
Act 1 Questions for Romeo and Juliet, teacher copy

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: Act I Reading and Study Guide
1.How do we learn the feelings and desires of characters if they are notexpressly stated?By listening to what they say, the DIALOGUE.
:2.In what city does this play take place?Verona3.Why are Romeo and Juliet called “star-cross’d lovers”?Because the planets were aligned a certain way when they were born; theywere ‘doomed’ from birth.
Scene 1
Who is fighting at the
of the first scene?Sampson and Gregory—Capulet’s servants, Montague’s men5.Who shows that he is a peacemaker by pulling out his sword to attempt to endthe argument?Benvolio.6.Who then begins to fight that person? Tybalt then shows up and starts fighting Benvolio.7. What threat does the Prince make to Lord Montague and Lord Capulet? That Montague and Capulet will pay with their lives if they ever incite a riotagain.8. Benvolio and Montague describe the way Romeo has been acting. What dothey have to say about him? That he has been sad, crying and shutting himself up in his room andwanting to be alone.9. Why is Romeo so sad? Explain.He is in love with a girl who doesn’t love him back.10. What is Benvolio’s advice to Romeo? Give a QUOTE directly from the text:Find a new girl! “Examine other beauties.” Act 1 scene 1 line 222.
Scene 2
:11. Who is Paris?A wealthy suitor.12. What does Paris ask Capulet?For Juliet’s hand in marriage, he wants to know if Capulet says yes.13. What is Capulet’s first answer? Give a QUOTE directly from the text:She’s too young! “My child is yet a stranger in the world, she hath not seenthe change of fourteen years.” Act 1, scene 2 line 8,9.14. What is Paris’ reply to Capulet’s first answer? Younger than she are happy mothers made—she’s not too young!15. What is the name of the woman Romeo loves?Rosaline16. What do Romeo and Benvolio decide to do? They’ll go to the party in disguise, and Romeo will try to woo Rosaline, buthe’ll also look at other ladies just because Benvolio wants him to.
Scene 3
:17. How old is Juliet? Thirteen18. When Lady Capulet asks Juliet how she feels about marriage, what is Juliet’sanswer?“it is an honor that I dream not of”—she really hasn’t thought about it.19.Why do the Nurse and Lady Capulet want Juliet to marry Paris?Because he’s rich.
Scene 4
:20.What kind of person is Mercutio? Does he believe in love, does hesympathize with Romeo’s pain over not having Rosaline?He doesn’t believe in love, he believes that there are too many beauties tobe in love with just one.
Scene 5
:21. What does Romeo think of Juliet the first time he sees her? Include a QUOTE:She is incredibly beautiful, he says “beauty too rich for use, for earth toodear.” Act 1, scene 5, line 45)22. How does Tybalt recognize Romeo?His voice23. What kind of person is Tybalt?Passionate, strong-willed24. When Tybalt is ready to seize Romeo and throw him out of the party, whatdoes Capulet say to Tybalt?Leave him alone, let everyone enjoy the party.25. Explain the conversation between Romeo and Juliet. What are they saying toeach other? They are flirting, Romeo is flattering Juliet and asking to kiss her.26. How does Romeo find out Juliet’s last name? The Nurse tells him.27. What does Romeo say upon discovering Juliet is a Capulet? Include a QUOTE:“My life is my foe’s debt,” my life now belongs to my enemy. Act 1, scene 5,line 117.28. How does Juliet find out Romeo’s last name?She asks her Nurse to find out.29. What does Juliet say upon discovering Romeo is a Montague? Include aQUOTE:“My only love, sprung from my only hate!” Act 1, scene5, line 136.30.Romeo is fighting along with all the other Montague’s in scene 1.FALSE31.Benvolio is Romeo’s cousin. TRUE32.Romeo’s friend, Mercutio, is sympathetic to Romeo’s woe over Rosaline.FALSE
 Juliet is
interested in marriage when asked about marriage. TRUE34.Romeo and Juliet have never met before the Capulet’s party. TRUE

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