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ROMEO AND JULIET: Act I QUIZ

1. How do we learn the feelings and desires of characters if they are not
expressly stated?

Prologue:
2. In what city does this play take place?

3. Why are Romeo and Juliet called “star-cross’d lovers”?

Scene 1:
4. Who is fighting at the beginning of the first scene?

5. Who shows that he is a peacemaker by pulling out his sword to attempt to end
the argument?

6. Who then begins to fight that person?

7. What threat does the Prince make to Lord Montague and Lord Capulet?

8. Benvolio and Montague describe the way Romeo has been acting. What do
they have to say about him?

9. Why is Romeo so sad? Explain.

10. What is Benvolio’s advice to Romeo? Give a QUOTE directly from the text:

Scene 2:
11. Who is Paris?

12. What does Paris ask Capulet?

13. What is Capulet’s first answer? Give a QUOTE directly from the text:

14. What is Paris’ reply to Capulet’s first answer?

15. What is the name of the woman Romeo loves?

16. What do Romeo and Benvolio decide to do?

Scene 3:
17. How old is Juliet?

18. When Lady Capulet asks Juliet how she feels about marriage, what is Juliet’s
answer?
19. Why do the Nurse and Lady Capulet want Juliet to marry Paris?

Scene 4:
20. What kind of person is Mercutio? Does he believe in love, does he
sympathize with Romeo’s pain over not having Rosaline?

21. What does Romeo think of Juliet the first time he sees her? Include a
QUOTE:

Scene 5:
22. How does Tybalt recognize Romeo?

23. What kind of person is Tybalt?

24. When Tybalt is ready to seize Romeo and throw him out of the party, what
does Capulet say to Tybalt?

25. Explain the conversation between Romeo and Juliet. What are they saying
to each other?

26. How does Romeo find out Juliet’s last name?

27. What does Romeo say upon discovering Juliet is a Capulet? Include a
QUOTE:

28. How does Juliet find out Romeo’s last name?

29. What does Juliet say upon discovering Romeo is a Montague? Include a
QUOTE:

TRUE/ FALSE:

30. Romeo is fighting along with all the other Montague’s in scene 1.
TRUE FALSE
31. Benvolio is Romeo’s cousin.
TRUE FALSE
32. Romeo’s friend, Mercutio, is sympathetic to Romeo’s woe over
Rosaline.
TRUE FALSE
33. Juliet states she is NOT interested in marriage when asked about
marriage.
TRUE FALSE
34. Romeo and Juliet have never met before the Capulet’s party.
TRUE FALSE
35. Juliet is not interested in Romeo at all.
TRUE FALSE