Romeo and Juliet: Act II Quiz

1. 2. Explain why Juliet tells Romeo not to swear by the moon. What do Romeo and Juliet agree to do when they are meeting on the balcony? What is Juliet’s famous parting line in Act II, Scene II when Romeo and Juliet FINALLY say goodbye? Include a DIRECT QUOTE from the text: What does the Friar think about Romeo saying he wants to marry Juliet? Does he approve? Why does the Friar agree to help Romeo and Juliet get married? Romeo tells the nurse: “Bid her devise / Some means to come to shrift this afternoon.” What does “shrift” mean? Why might Romeo want Juliet to go to confession? How does the nurse tease Juliet when she gets back with news from Romeo? Describe Mercutio’s character. What is his personality like? Who sends a challenge to Romeo in Act 2 and why? Compare Friar Lawrence and the Nurse. How are their roles in the play similar?

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12. The nurse thinks Paris is a better suitor for Juliet. TRUE FALSE 13. The Friar thinks marrying Romeo and Juliet is a bad idea. TRUE FALSE 14. Mercutio is a bawdy, immature, and teasing individual. TRUE FALSE 15. Tybalt is an inexperienced swordsman and is not fully prepared to fight Romeo. TRUE FALSE

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