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Romeo and Juliet Quiz

Act IV
Scene 1:
1. Why is Friar Lawrence reluctant to marry Paris to Juliet?
Because he has already married her to Romeo
2. How does Paris explain the sudden haste of the marriage plans?
That Juliet is so sad over Tybalt, her father hopes this will stop
her inundation of tears
3. If Friar Laurence cannot help her, what does Juliet threaten to do?
Kill herself with a dagger
4. Describe the friar’s plan for Juliet IN DETAIL.
Take this poison, it will make you appear dead. Your family will
bury you in the family vault. Then I will send a letter to Romeo to
come get you. When you wake, Romeo will be there and he will
take you back to Mantua.
5. How long will Juliet be in a death-like state before she wakes up and
Romeo is there with her?
42 hours.
Scene 2:
6. What does Juliet say that makes her father happy?
That she is sorry for being disobedient, she will do what her
father wants.
7. How does Capulet change the wedding plans? What implication
does this have?
He changes the wedding to Wednesday. This means the Friar
may not have time to send word to Romeo about the plan.
Scene 3:
8. If the potion does not work, what will Juliet do?
Kill herself
9. What are some of the fears Juliet has about the potion? List at least
That it is real poison and will really kill her, that it won’t work,
that she will wake before Romeo gets there.
Scene 4:
10. What is happening in this brief scene?
Lord Capulet is preparing for the marriage
Scene 5:
11. Describe the imagery Shakespeare uses in describing Juliet’s
“death”? How does he describe her ‘dead’ body?
“Death lies on her like an untimely frost upon the sweetest
flower of all the field.”
12. What does Friar Lawrence say to comfort the Capulet family?
You wanted her to be advanced in status by marrying Paris, but
now she is my dying and ascending to heaven.
13. What event are the Capulets now preparing for?
Juliet’s funeral.
14. What character is missing from this entire Act of the play?

14. And in his wisdom hastes our marriage/ to stop the

inundation of her tears.
a. Who is speaking?
b. Who is being spoken to?
15. Thou shalt continue two-and-forty hours/ and then awake
as from a pleasant sleep./ Now when the bridegroom in the
morning comes/ to rouse thee from thy bed, there thou art
a. Who is speaking?
b. Who is being spoken to?
16. Send for the County. Go tell him of this/ I’ll have this knot
knit up tomorrow morning.
a. Who is speaking?
Lord Capulet
17. Methinks I see my cousin’s ghost/ Seeking out Romeo, that
did spit his body/ Upon a rapier’s point. Stay, Tybalt, stay!/
Romeo, Romeo, Romeo,! Here’s drink—I drink to thee.
a. Who is speaking?
18. The most you sought was her promotion,/ For ‘twas your
heaven she should be advanced,/ And weep ye now, seeing she
is advanced/ Above the clouds, as high as heaven itself?
a. Who is speaking?
b. Who is being spoken to?
The Capulet Family