Characters and Conflict in Romeo and Juliet, Part 3 Flashcard Example #53479

Read this dialogue spoken by Lord Capulet in Act I, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.

You are welcome, gentlemen! Come, musicians, play.
A hall! a hall! give room, and foot it, girls. Music plays, and they dance.
More light, ye knaves! and turn the tables up,
And quench the fire, the room has grown too hot

Based on these lines, which conclusion can be drawn about Lord Capulet?

A. He is concerned about the cost of the party.
B. He is an aged and unhealthy gentleman.
C. He is a man who does not enjoy entertaining.
D. He is a considerate and generous host.

D. He is a considerate and generous host.
Shakespeare most often used sonnets to express which emotion between characters?

A. love
B. happiness
C. grief
D. anger

A. love
Shakespearean sonnets are organized in

A. four quatrains.
B. four couplets.
C. three couplets and a quatrain.
D. three quatrains and a couplet.

NOT A. four quatrains.
Which of Juliet’s lines best shows that she understands Romeo’s identity?

A. You kiss by the book.
B. My only love sprung from my only hate!
C. It is an honour that I dream not of.
D. But no more deep will I endart mine eye

B. My only love sprung from my only hate!
Which pair of characters have a relationship based on caregiving?

A. Nurse and Juliet
B. Romeo and Juliet
C. Mercutio and Tybalt
D. Nurse and Capulet

A. Nurse and Juliet
Read the lines from Act I, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo: Have not saints lips, and holy palmers too?
Juliet: Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in prayer.
Romeo: O! then, dear saint, let lips do what hands do;
They pray, grant thou, lest faith turn to despair.

Shakespeare uses the structure of these lines to develop

A. Juliet’s character as she acts shy with Romeo.
B. Juliet’s character as she describes her religion.
C. Romeo’s character as he encourages Juliet to pray.
D. Romeo’s character as he persuades Juliet to kiss him.

D. Romeo’s character as he persuades Juliet to kiss him.
Read the lines from Act I, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.

Juliet: Then have my lips the sin that they have took.
Romeo: Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urg’d!
Give me my sin again.
Juliet: You kiss by the book.

Shakespeare uses the structure of these lines to

A. explain the great differences between feuding families.
B. demonstrate the playful affection of a new relationship.
C. persuade readers that kissing is sinful behavior.
D. contrast Romeo’s impulsiveness with Juliet’s calm.

NOT D. contrast Romeo’s impulsiveness with Juliet’s calm.
When Romeo and Juliet first meet in Act I, scene v, a sonnet structure is used because

A. sonnets are a simple pattern to write.
B. the sonnet shows their romantic connection.
C. sonnets convey the shyness of a first encounter.
D. the sonnet explains the couple’s awkwardness.

B. the sonnet shows their romantic connection.
Read the lines from Act I, scene v of Romeo and Juliet.

Romeo: To JULIET. If I profane with my unworthiest hand
This holy shrine, the gentle sin is this;
My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.
Juliet: Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much,
Which mannerly devotion shows in this;
For saints have hands that pilgrims’ hands do touch,
And palm to palm is holy palmers’ kiss.

Which statement about the structure of these lines is true?

A. Juliet’s lines make up one couplet, which uses an abab rhyme scheme.
B. Juliet’s lines make up one stanza, which uses an aabb rhyme scheme.
C. Romeo’s lines make up one quatrain, which uses an abab rhyme scheme.
D. Romeo’s lines make up one sonnet, which uses an aabb rhyme scheme.

NOT D. Romeo’s lines make up one sonnet, which uses an aabb rhyme scheme.
Read the dialogue from Act I, scene v of Romeo and Juliet
.
Capulet: Why, how now, kinsman! wherefore storm you so?
Tybalt: Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe;
A villain that is hither come in spite,
To scorn at our solemnity this night.
Capulet: Young Romeo, is it?
Tybalt: ‘Tis he, that villain Romeo.
Capulet: Content thee, gentle coz, let him alone:
He bears him like a portly gentleman

Which best describes the relationship between Tybalt and Capulet?

A. Tybalt is Capulet’s son. His solemn character provides a foil to the emotional nature of Lord Capulet.
B. Tybalt is Capulet’s nephew. His short-tempered personality provides a foil to the calmer Lord Capulet.
C. Tybalt is Capulet’s son-in-law. His love for Juliet provides a foil to Lord Capulet’s cold personality.
D. Tybalt is Capulet’s enemy. His hatred of the Capulet family is a foil to Lord Capulet’s family loyalty.

B. Tybalt is Capulet’s nephew. His short-tempered personality provides a foil to the calmer Lord Capulet.

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