Please help me with these question about Romeo and Juliet!!! They really are confusing me!!

1. In act 4 scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet, Paris tells Friar Laurence, "Immoderately she weeps for Tybalt's death, / and therefore have I little talked of love." What makes Paris's comment an example of dramatic irony?

a. Juliet is saddened by the death of Tybalt
b. Juliet is actually weeping over Romeo's banishment**
c. Juliet is pretending to cry in order to avoid seeing Paris
d. Juliet was in love with her cousin Tybalt

2. In which of the lines from Act IV Scene I does Shakespeare use comic relief to set an informal tone?

a. Nurse: I'll lay fourteen of my teeth, -- and yet, to my teen be it spoken, I have but four, -- she is not fourteen. **

b. Marry that marry is the very theme I came to talk of-- tell me daughter juliet, how stands your disposition to be married.

3.Read the following line from Romeo's monologue in Act II, Scene 2 of Romeo and Juliet, where Shakespeare employs personification:

Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief,
That thou her maid art far more fair than she:
Be not her maid, since she is envious...

In this quote, Romeo refers to Juliet as the sun and Rosaline as the moon. What does Romeo intend to say in these lines?

a. Romeo says he is now in love with Juliet instead of Rosaline.**
b. Romeo says that Rosaline is more beautiful than Juliet.
c. Romeo says that Juliet is envious of Rosaline.
d. Romeo says he has love for Juliet and Rosaline.

4.What is the effect of the metaphor in the following line from Romeo's speech to Juliet from Act 1, Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet

If I profane with my unworthiest hand
This holy shrine,

A. It exaggerates the fact that Romeo is looking for love and that he thinks Juliet is the answer.**
B. It creates a vivid picture of Romeo holding Juliet's hand in readers' minds.
C. It shows that Romeo feels that he does not deserve to be in Juliet's presence.
D. It creates suspense because readers wonder what happens next between Romeo and Juliet.

5. Read the following line from Act IV, Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet, when Capulet speaks of his daughter’s apparent death:

Death lies on her like an untimely frost,
Upon the sweetest flower of all the field.

How does this example of dramatic irony create tension?

a. Readers know that Juliet is actually sleeping. **
b. reader know that Capulet causes the death of juliet
c. Readers know that juliet has been dead for hours.
d. Readers know that Capulet is grieving over Juliet's death.

7. After he is wounded in scene 1, Mercutio says to Romeo, "Why the devil came you between us? I / was hurt under your arm." Which of the following is the best paraphrase of Mercutio's words?

I am so badly wounded that I feel I will die.
Why did you interfere? Your arm allowed him to stab me.**
Why has the devil caused me bad fortune?
Your arm could not save me, Romeo.

8. What can readers infer from the following quote from act 5, scene 3?

Montague: O thou untaught! what manners is this To press before thy father to the grave?

Montague believes that sons who act disobediently die early deaths. **
Montague believes that sons who display bad manners will die before their time.


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  1. I'm not going to answer all your questions for you, but if you go to http://nfs.sparknotes.com , scroll down to this play's title, and read and re-read what you need (read the RIGHT hand column of text), you should understand everything better.

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