Romeo and Juliet: Questionnaire*

  1. Between what two families does the feud exist?
  2. What decree does the Prince make after the street brawl?
  3. What advice does Benvolio give to Romeo about Rosaline?
  4. How does Capulet respond to Paris' proposal to marry Juliet?
  5. How do Romeo and Benvolio learn about the Capulet's ball? What do they decide to do?
  6. How does Juliet feel about getting married?
  7. p9 Romeo says he has a soul of lead. What does he mean by that?
  8. Who is Tybalt?
  9. What happens when Tybalt overhears Romeo at the party?
  10. Who stops him?
  11. When does Romeo understand Juliet is a Capulet?
  12. When does Juliet understand Romeo is a Montague?
  13. Where does Romeo go after leaving the party?
  14. Explain Juliet's soliloquy (P16)
  15. How is this an example of dramatic irony?
  16. Paraphrase Juliet's speech (P16)
  17. After they declare their love for each other, what do Romeo and Juliet decide to do and when?
  18. Why does Romeo go to see Friar Laurence?
  19. How does Friar Laurence respond to Romeo's request?
  20. Why does Friar Laurence promise that?
  21. For whom is the nurse looking and why?
  22. What does Romeo tell her?
  23. When do Romeo and Juliet get married and where?
  24. Tybalt, still enraged by Romeo's appearance at the Capulet ball, is determined to fight, but Romeo refuses. Why?
  25. How does Mercutio get involved and what happens to him?
  26. How does Romeo react to this?
  27. What decree does the Prince make?
  28. Explain how this scene serves as the climax of the drama.
  29. How does Romeo react to the news of his banishment?
  30. How does Capulet's attitude now differ from the first time when Paris asks for Juliet's hand in marriage?
  31. When does Romeo meet Juliet to say good bye?
  32. Explain the foreshadowing (P33)
  33. How does Juliet react to the news of her marriage with Count Paris?
  34. How does Capulet react to Juliet's refusal to marry Paris?
  35. Explain the plan that Juliet and Friar Laurence develop.
  36. What day is it now?
  37. Juliet's father decides to move the wedding from Thursday to Wednesday. What complication does this make for Juliet's plan?
  38. List Juliet's fears as she is about to drink the poison.
  39. What happens while the Capulets are getting ready for the wedding?
  40. What does Friar do after Juliet's death?
  41. How does Romeo learn about Juliet's death?
  42. Explain the conversation between Friar Laurence and FrIar John.P39
  43. What does Friar Laurence now plan to do?
  44. Why does Paris come to Juliet's burying place?
  45. What happens when Romeo and Paris meet?
  46. What happens to Romeo?
  47. What happens when Juliet wakes up?
  48. Why does Friar Laurence leave the tomb?
  49. Describe the conclusion of the play and how poetic justice operates at the end.
  50. What is Romeo and Juliet's tragic flaw? How does it lead to their destruction?

* "Classics Illustrated" n 154