1. The central idea in Act V of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet concerns the (1 point)
A. Joys of Love.
B. Dangers of Disobedience.***
C. Evils of Money.
D. Power of Chance.

2. Dramatic irony occurs when a character on stage is not aware of something the audience or reader knows to be true. In Act V, Scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet, why are the following lines of Romeo dramatically ironic? (1 point)

Death, that hath ed the honey of thy breath,
Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty.
Thou art not conquered. Beauty's ensign yet
Is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks,
And death's pale flag is not advanced there.

A. Death is associated with a pale flag rather than a black one.
B. Unknown to Romeo, Juliet is not really dead.***
C. Romeo hopes against hope that Juliet may still be alive.
D. Romeo realizes that the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues will never end.

3. Which of the following quotes from Act III, Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet, illustrates Shakespeare's use of comic relief? (1 point)
A. Lady Capulet: Marry, my child, early next Thursday morn/The gallant, young, and noble gentleman,/The County Paris, at Saint Peter's Church,/Shall happily make thee there a joyful bride. ***
B. Capulet: Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch!/I tell thee what: get thee to church o'Thursday,/Or never after look me in the face./Speak not. Reply not. Do not answer me.
C. Juliet: Is there no pity sitting in the clouds/That sees into the bottom of my grief?---/O sweet my mother, cast me not away!/Delay this marriage for a month, a week.
D. Nurse: I think it best you married with the county./ O, he's a lovely gentleman!/ Romeo's a dishclout to him: an eagle, madam,/Hath not so green, so quick, so fair an eye/As Paris Hath.

4. Read the following excerpt from Mercutio's monologue about Queen Mab, bringer of dreams from Romeo and Juliet:

…she comes
In shape no bigger than an agate-stone
On the fore-finger of an alderman,
Drawn with a team of little atomies
Athwart men's noses as they lie asleep;

What is the effect of Shakespeare's use of imagery?
A. It creates a vivid description of Queen Mab for readers.
B. It sets a formal tone to Mercutio's dream description.
C. It explains the reason Shakespeare includes Queen Mab.***
D. It compares Queen Mab with the "fore-finger of an alderman."

5. Read the following line from Act IV, Scene 5 of Romeo and Juliet, When Capulet speaks of Juliet's death:

Death, that hath ta'em her hence to make me wail,
Ties up my tongue, and will not let me speak.

What effect does Shakespeare's use of personification have? (1 point)
A. It emphasizes the extent of Capulet's grief.***
B. It compares Capulet's grief with death.
C. It sets the scene's informal tone.
D. It explains Capulet's feelings about death.

6. Read Juliet's lines from Act IV, Scene 2 of Romeo and Juliet, as Juliet prepares for the wedding:

Nurse, will you go with me into my closet,
To help me sort such needful ornaments
As you think fit to furnish me to-morrow?

How does this example of dramatic irony create tension?
A. Readers know that Juliet will miss Nurse.***
B. Readers know that Juliet is misleading Nurse.
C. Readers know that Juliet plans to obey her father.
D. Readers know that Nurse is excited to assist Juliet.

7. After he is wounded in Act III, 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?
A. I am so badly wounded that I feel I will die.
B. Why did you interfere? Your arm allowed him to stab me. ***
C. Why has the devil caused me bad fortune?
D. Your arm could not save me, Romeo.

8. What can readers infer from the following quote from Act V, Scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet? (1 point)

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

A. Montague believes that sons who act disobediently die early deaths.
B. Montague believes that it is unnatural for sons to die before their fathers.***
C. Montague believes that sons who display bad manners will die before their time.
D. Montague believes that sons who commit suicide deserve to die before their fathers.

9. Which of the following quotes spoken by Juliet shows the strongest example of how she changes over the course of Romeo and Juliet?
A. "Madam, I am here. What is your will?"
B. " I'll look to like, if looking liking move:/But no more deep will I endart mine eye/ Than your consent gives strength to make it fly."
C. " Well do not swear: although I joy in thee,/I have no joy of this contract to-night;/It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden;"
D. "O, bid me leap, rather than marry Paris,/From off the battlements of yonder tower"***

10. What event do Benvolio's lines from the opening of Act III, Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet, hint at, or foreshadow?

And, if we meet, we shall not' scape a brawl,
For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring.

A. the conversation the young men have later about Benvolio's quick temper.
B. the argument Juliet has with her father
C. the fight in which Mercutio and Tybalt are killed***
D. the duel in which Romeo is killed

Plz look over my answers and tell me what I got right and wrong. Thx u.

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  1. You can use the study guide here to review different characters and scenes. It's been WAY too long since I read this play for me to help.

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