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Romeo & Juliet Act I Test Multiple Choice: Label your paper Romeo and Juliet Act I Test and number from 1-20. Put the correct CAPITAL letter of your answer choice next to the correct number. 1. What event does the Prologue foreshadow? a. The deaths of Romeo and Juliet b. The marriage of Romeo and Juliet c. The death of Romeo’s and Juliet’s child d. The marriage of Paris and Juliet 2. Abram and Balthasar, who appear in Scene i, are examples of a. flat characters c. typical servants b. round characters d. hot-headed young men 3. In these lines, what is Prince Escalus’ message to Capulet and Montague? If ever you disturb our streets again, Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace. a. Capulet and Montague have been responsible for three brawls b. The city streets have been much disturbed c. “Ancient citizens” have had to take up arms d. Capulet and Montague will pay with their lives if there are further disturbances 4. Choose the

item that best restates Capulet’s answer to Paris’s request to marry Juliet But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart; My will to her consent is but a part. And she agreed, within her scope of choice Lies my consent and fair according voice, . a. Woo her gently, Paris When you get her heart, you will have my consent b. Woo her until you win her over I will ask her to consent as well c. Win her heart, gentle Paris My wanting her to consent is only a part of the process If she agrees, then you have my consent as well. d. Win her heart, Paris I shall will her to consent, for my part Once she agrees, having had a fair choice, I will agree too. 5. Based on the information in the following passage and in the corresponding text aids, when is Juliet’s birthday? 3 NURSE. I’ll lay fourteen of my teeth teen: Sorrow. And yet, to my teen3 be it spoken, I have but four 4Lasmmastide: August 1, a holiday celebrating the summer She’s not fourteen. How long is it now harvest. To Lammastide?4

5 LADY CAPULET. A fortnight and odd days5 A fortnight and odd days: Two weeks plus a few days. NURSE. Even or odd, of all days in the year, Come Lammas Eve at night shall she be fourteen. a. In fourteen days c. On Lammas Eve, or July 31 b. In four days d. On August 1 6. Romeo agrees with Benvolio’s plan to go to Capulet’s party because he hopes to a. forget his love for Rosaline c. catch a glimpse of Rosaline b. challenge Tybalt to a fight d. make peace with the Capulets 7. In Scene v at the Capulet feast, Capulet is a dramatic foil for Tybalt because a. they both know the Montagues are present, but no one else is aware of it b. his enjoyment of the guests differs from Tybalt’s experience c. they are both somewhat upset d. his tolerance of the Montagues contrasts with Tybalt’s outrage 8. In Scene v, why does Capulet allow Romeo to remain at the feast? a. He wants to keep an eye on him and see what he’s up to b. He wants to confront

Romeo later when there aren’t so many people around c. He is annoyed and wants to deal with Romeo in his own way d. He will not allow a well-mannered guest to be insulted in his home 9. What obstacles to Romeo and Juliet’s relationship are already apparent in Act I? a. The families’ rivalry and Lady Capulet’s refusal to allow Juliet to marry so young b. The families’ rivalry and Capulet’s desire for Juliet to marry Paris c. Montague’s refusal to allow the relationship and Benvolio’s own affection for Juliet d. The Prince’s refusal to allow the families to mix and Romeo’s affection for Rosaline 10. Act I of Romeo and Juliet is mainly about the Capulet-Montague family feud and a. Romeo and Juliet’s first meeting b. Romeo’s unrequited love for Rosaline c. Paris’s desire to marry Juliet d. Juliet’s interest in marriage 11. What poetic device does Shakespeare use frequently in the play regarding the rhythym? a. sonnetic device c. iambic perameter b. islambic

realiter d. iambic pentameter 12. According to the Prologue, what is the result of Romeo and Juliet’s deaths? a. the nurse also kills herself c. Romeo’s mother dies from grief b. the feud between the families ends d. Paris vows to never marry 13. Which one of the following motifs is NOT a motif in Romeo and Juliet? a. light c. dark b. poison d. roses 14. Which one of these minor characters is NOT in Act I? a. Second Servingman c. Sampson b. Friar John d. Gregory 15. Which one of these is a theme in Romeo and Juliet? a. Love conquers all c. Nothing is purely good or evil b. Alls well that ends well d. Overcoming Adversity Vocabulary 16. Dramatic Literature a. play on two words similar in sound but different in meaning. b. The structure and relationship of actions and events in a work of fiction. 17. Shakespearean Tragedy a. A part of drama in which an actor has a speech they give alone, but there may be other actors on the stage as well. b. Plays which tend to have a

protagonist that suffers a separation and shows bad judgment, has deaths, the supernatural, revenge and comic relief. c. The turning point in a story, at which the conflict reaches the highest point of crisis. d. The texts of plays that can be read as distinct from being seen and heard in performance. c. Introduces the setting and characters Begins laying the foundation for what is to come. d. Giving humanlike qualities to animals or inanimate objects. 18. Dialogue a. The lines spoken by a character or c. Suggesting, hinting, indicating, or characters in a play, essay, story, or novel, showing what will occur later in a especially a conversation between two narrative. Foreshadowing often provides characters, or a literary work that takes the hints about what will happen next. form of such a discussion. b. A character that serves by contrast to d. The deliberate use of ambiguity in a highlight or emphasize opposing traits in phrase or image--especially involving another

character. sexual or humorous meanings. 19. Aside a. (also called sarcasm) – Irony in which a speaker makes a statement in which its actual meaning differs sharply from the meaning that the words supposedly express b. In drama, a few words or a short passage spoken by one character to the audience while the other actors on stage pretend their characters cannot hear the speakers words. 20. Dramatic monologue a. A part of drama in which an actor has a speech they give alone, but there may be other actors on the stage as well. b. Irony in which accidental events occur that seem oddly appropriate, such as the poetic justice of a pickpocket getting his own pocket picked. However, both the victim and the audience are simultaneously aware of the situation in situational irony--which is not the case in dramatic irony. c. The events in a story that lead to the resolution d. A conspicuous recurring element, such as a type of incident, a device, a reference, or verbal formula, which

appears frequently in works of literature. c. A part of drama in which an actor has a speech they give alone, but there may be other actors on the stage as well. d. The turning point in a story, at which the conflict reaches the highest point of crisis. Romeo & Juliet Act I Test Answer Section MULTIPLE CHOICE 1. ANS: A PTS: 1 2. ANS: A PTS: 1 3. ANS: D PTS: 1 4. ANS: C PTS: 1 5. ANS: C PTS: 1 6. ANS: C PTS: 1 7. ANS: D PTS: 1 8. ANS: D PTS: 1 9. ANS: B PTS: 1 10. ANS: A PTS: 1 11. ANS: D PTS: 1 12. ANS: B PTS: 1 13. ANS: D PTS: 1 14. ANS: B PTS: 1 15. ANS: C PTS: 1 16. ANS: D PTS: 1 17. ANS: B PTS: 1 18. ANS: A PTS: 1 19. ANS: B PTS: 1 20. ANS: A,C PTS: 1