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1 Romeo and Juliet Revision Questions Act 1 1. What are the names of the two feuding families? 2. Where does the play take place? 3. What does Prince Escalus say will happen to the next person who disturbs the streets? Scene 2 4. What is the name of the man who wishes to marry Juliet? 5. And too soon marr d are those so early made. Earth has swallowed all my hopes but she; she s the hopeful lady of my earth. Which character says this and who are they talking about? 6. Who does Romeo say he is in love with at the beginning of the play? 7. How old is Juliet? 8. How do the Nurse and Lady Capulet describe Paris? 9. Who is Romeo s best friend? 10. What do Benvolio and Mercutio try to persuade Romeo to do? 11. Finish Romeo s line: Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight 12. Which character first recognises Romeo? 13. Who is Tybalt which family does he belong to? 14. Which character tells Juliet who Romeo is? 15. Why does Juliet say my only love sprung from my only hate when talking about Romeo?

2 Act 2 Scenes 1 & 2 1. Which characters are looking for Romeo after the party? 2. Why doesn t Romeo leave with his friends? 3. What does Romeo compare Juliet to in the first lines of scene 2? 4. When Juliet begins to speak is she aware that Romeo is listening? 5. What explanation does Romeo give as to how he got over the orchard walls? 6. Who proposes marriage? 7. What time does Romeo tell Juliet to send the nurse to him? 8. What is the name of the character Romeo goes to see? 9. Why does the Friar agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? 10. What is the nickname given to Tybalt by Mercutio? 11. What event do Romeo and the Nurse arrange? Scenes 5 & What information is Juliet trying to get out of the Nurse? 13. How does the Nurse describe Romeo? 14. These violent delights have violent ends, and in their triumph die like fire and powder, which as they kiss consume. Who says this line?

3 Act Who is Tybalt looking for and why? 16. Why does Romeo refuse to fight Tybalt? 17. Who kills Mercutio? 18. Which character explains to the Prince what has happened? 19. What is Romeo s punishment for killing Tybalt? Scene Who is Juliet waiting for at the beginning of the scene? 21. Which two characters does Juliet initially think are dead? 22. What does Juliet give the nurse to take to Romeo? 23. Where is Romeo hiding? 24. Whose idea is it for Romeo and Juliet to have one night together before he leaves? 25. What is the name of the place Romeo has been banished to? 26. These times of woe afford no times to woo. Which character says this? 27. What day does Lord Capulet say the wedding will take place? 28. Which day does scene 5 take place on? 29. What does Juliet tell Romeo the daylight is in order to make him stay with her longer? 30. Which character does the Nurse warn Juliet is coming? 31. What news does Juliet s mother give her? 32. What is Juliet s reaction to this? 33. What does Lord Capulet say he will do if Juliet doesn t follow his orders? 34. Who does Juliet turn to for help and comfort after her parents leave?

4 Act Which three characters are in this scene? 36. Why does Friar Lawrence agree to help Juliet? 37. How long will the sleeping potion last? 38. How does Friar Lawrence plan to inform Romeo of his plan? Scenes 2, 3 & Why does Juliet go to her father? 40. What day will the wedding now take place? 41. Why does Lady Capulet come to see Juliet in her bedroom? 42. What are Juliet s concerns about taking the potion? 43. What character does Juliet believe she sees the ghost of? 44. Which character tries to get Lord Capulet to go to bed? 45. Why does Lord Capulet send his wife to Juliet s bedroom? 46. Which character discovers Juliet and believes her to be dead? 47. Which character tells Paris that Juliet is dead? 48. Give two of the words that Lady Capulet uses to describe the day. 49. What does Lord Capulet say is buried with his child?

5 Act 5 Scenes 1&2 50. What does Romeo say he dreamt about? 51. Who visits Romeo in Mantua? 52. What news does he bring? 53. What does Romeo decide to do when he hears the news? 54. How much does Romeo pay for the poison from the Apothecary? 55. Which character was unable to deliver Friar Lawrence s letter to Romeo? 56. What does Friar Lawrence say he will do? Scene Who is at Juliet s tomb when Romeo arrives? 58. What does Romeo tell Balthasar to do? 59. How does Paris die? 60. Where does Paris ask to be laid to rest? 61. How does Romeo die? 62. Which character is there when Juliet wakes up? 63. How does Juliet die? 64. Which character dies from grief? 65. How do the Capulets and Montagues plan to honour their dead children? 66. For never was a story of more woe finish this line.

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