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TEST 2

_____ 1. When Juliet was critical of Romeo's first kiss, she said,

A. "My lips, two blushing pilgrims, await thee."
B. "You kiss by th' book."
C. "Have not saints lips and holy palmers too?"

_____ 2. The first and second acts are

A. preceded by prologues
B. introductions to the main characters, basically
C. do not prepare us for the intensity of the disaster which follows

_____ 3. The real meaning of "Wherefore art thou Romeo?" is
A. where is my loved one hiding?
B. why are you a member of the hated
C. will you not come forward and claim me?

_____ 4. Shakespeare shows Friar Lawrence gathering herbs in order to

A. demonstrate the contemporary knowledge of drugs
B. prepare us for Juliet's "death potion"
C. reveal the priest's involvement in secular affairs

_____ 5. The extremely hot weather in Act III, S. I

A. helps to inflame the tempers of both families
B. forces a postponement of the wedding
C. keeps the nurse from delivering her message



_____ 6. Mercutio says, "A plague o' both your houses!" to indicate

A. that the Montagues and Capulets were getting on his nerves
B. that the disease would necessitate a quarantine
C. that the feud has led to his imminent death

_____ 7. "...'tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church door" refers to

A. Benvolio's big mouth
B. Romeo's characterization of his love for Juliet
C. Mercutio's wound

_____ 8. When Juliet talks of the word which "hath slain ten thousand Tybalts" she is referring to

A. "banished"
B. "poisoned"
C. "confession"

_____ 9. "Methinks I see thee, now thou art below, As one dead in the bottom of a tomb." is an example of

A. Senecan foreboding
B. a feminine meter
C. an heroic couplet

_____ 10. The closing lines of the play are

A. "For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo."
B. "Bear hence this body, and attend our will. Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill."
C. "Take up the bodies. Such a sight as this Becomes the field, but here shows much amiss."

11. Contrast Romeo and Juliet's personalities in the balcony scene.

12. What is Paris' role in the play? How does he cause Romeo and Juliet's downfall?

13. Compare the Nurse's and the Friar's roles as counsellors to Romeo and Juliet.

14. Follow the images of light and dark through the play.

15. Trace Juliet's growing sense of isolation.

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