English 9-Romeo & Juliet Final Exam Study Guide

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Prologue Where does this story take place?
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Verona
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Prologue What does Shakespeare describes Romeo and Juliet as?
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Star-crossed lovers
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Prologue What does star-crossed lovers mean in terms of their final destiny?
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Fate is in control, not people and that their destiny is written in the stars.
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Act I Scene 1 How does this contrast with Benvolio’s position?
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Benvolio is trying to be peaceful by breaking up the fighting servants.
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Act I Scene 1 What did the prince say would happen if the two families fight in public again?
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They would be put to death.
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Act I Scene 2 How old is Juliet?
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13 years old.
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Act I Scene 2 Who is Romeo in love with at the beginning of the play?
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Rosaline
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Act 1 Scene 3 How does Juliet demonstrate that she is a dutiful daughter?
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She agrees to see Paris, but will not act or feel any further without her father’s consent.
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Act 1 Scene 4 Who is Queen Mab?
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Queen Mab is a fairy who causes people to dream what they want to dream about.
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Act 1 Scene 5 What does Tybalt want to do when he discovers Romeo at the party?
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Kill him
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Act 1 Scene 5 What is Romeo’s reaction after he kissed Juliet and finds out she is a Capulet?
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He is shocked and says that his enemy now owns his life.
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Act 1 Scene 5 What does Juliet say when she discovers that Romeo is a Montague?
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It’s a monstrous burden to love her enemy.
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Act II Scenes 2 and 3 In this scene, Juliet makes reference to owning a bird—one a falcon and the other a pet. How do these metaphors characterize the kind of relationship Juliet wants with Romeo?
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Juliet wants to own Romeo like a chained pet.
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Act II Scenes 2 and 3 What is Friar Lawrence’s first reaction to the news that Romeo wants to marry Juliet?
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He made fun of him because just yesterday he was in love with Rosaline and he said that Romeo does not understand love.
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Act II Scenes 2 and 3 Why does the Friar agree to help the young couple?
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He thinks that by marrying Romeo and Juliet, the feud between the two families might end.
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Act II Scenes 4 What does Mercutio mean when he describes Tybalt as the \”Prince of Cats?
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That he is a sly and cunning dueler.
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Act III Scene 1 Why does Romeo refuse to fight with Tybalt?
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He refuses to fight because he is married to Juliet, Tybalt’s cousin.
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Act III Scene 1 After Tybalt stabs Mercutio, what does he say?
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\”A plague a’ both houses\”.
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Act III Scene 1 How does Romeo blame Juliet for Mercutio’s death?
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He says she made him effeminate and unwilling to fight for his honor.
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Act III Scene 2 Juliet is alone speaking her thoughts out loud as she wishes for night to come so she can be with Romeo. This is an example of a:
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Soliloquy
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Act III Scene 2 audience knows, but Juliet does not know, that Romeo has been banished, and they may never see each other again. This is an example of:
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Dramatic irony
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Act III Scene 2 Juliet unconsciously reveals that Romeo shall die. \”He my Romeo; and when he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night.\” This is an example of:
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Foreshadowing
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Act III Scene 4 What decision does Lord Capulet make for Juliet?
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He decides she should marry Paris in 3 days.
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Act III Scene 5 How does Juliet trick her mother into thinking she hates Romeo?
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She uses double meanings, so she says one thing, but means another.
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Act IV Scene 1 According to Paris, why does Lord Capulet want Paris and Juliet to be married right away?
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He doesn’t think it is good for Juliet to cry so much.
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Act IV Scene 1 What is the Friar’s solution to Juliet’s problem?
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He gave her a potion to drink that will make her seem like she is dead for 42 hours.
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Act IV Scene 1 What is Romeo’s part in the Friar’s plan? How will he know his part?
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The Friar will send a letter to Mantua to inform him of the plot. Romeo will be there when she wakes up to take her with him back to Mantua.
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Act IV Scene 2 How has Juliet’s father disrupted Juliet’s and the Friar’s plans?
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He changed the wedding to Wednesday instead of Thursday. Juliet is supposed to take the potion on Wednesday night.
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Act V Scene 1 What news does Balthasar bring Romeo?
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Juliet is dead.
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Act V Scene 1 Make an inference, what does Romeo means when he says, \”I defy you, stars!\”?
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He is defying fate. He is going to go see Juliet for himself.
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Act V Scene 1 Who does Romeo visit before he leaves? Why? What does he purchase?
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He visits an apothecary to buy poison so he can kill himself to be with Juliet.
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Act V Scene 1 Why doesn’t the apothecary want to give it to Romeo? Why does he consent?
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It is against Mantua law to sell poison, but because he is poor, he could really use the money that Romeo offers to him.
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Act V Scene 1 What poison does Romeo say he gave to the apothecary? Why does he think it is poison?
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He gives him money which he believes murders more people than the actual poison
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Act V Scene 2 Why wasn’t Romeo given the Friar’s letter?
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The Friar that was supposed to deliver it but was quarantined in a house.
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Act V Scene 3 Why is Paris at Juliet’s gravesite?
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He is there to leave flowers and mourn his bride-to-be.
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Act V Scene 3 Why does Paris think Romeo is there?
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He thinks he is there to steal her body.
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Act V Scene 3 Who or what does Romeo blame for Paris’ death?
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He blames fate by saying that his name was written with him in \”misfortune’s book.\”
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Act V Scene 3 How does Romeo inadvertently remind us that Juliet is not yet dead?
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He mentions that she is still fair and he mentions that her cheeks and lips are still red
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Act V Scene 3 How does the Friar tell Juliet that he will take care of her?
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He says that he will take her to a sisterhood of holy nuns.
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Act V Scene 3 Does the Friar take responsibility for his actions? What does this say about the argument of fate vs. decisions?
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He tells the prince that his life should be taken for his actions.

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