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At the beginning of Act V, Romeo recounts a dream he has just had. Which one of the following lines from his opening monologue foreshadows the outcome of the play?

"I dreamt my lady came


and found me dead . . ."

Why does Romeo decide to poison himself after he learns of Juliet's death?

He has lost his interest in living.

Which of the following events lead most directly to Romeo and Juliet's death?

Friar John's delay

When Romeo peruses Juliet's face in the tomb, he says, "Thou art not conquered. Beauty's ensign yet/ Is crimson in thy lips and in thy cheeks, / And death's pale flag is not advanced there." To what does this metaphor compare Juliet's face?

an army

Seeing Juliet in the tomb, Romeo wonders "Shall I believe / That unsubstantial Death is amorous, / And that the lean abhorred monster keeps / Thee here in dark to be his paramour?" What idea is suggest by this metaphor?

Death has replaced Romeo as Juliet's lover

Before Romeo dies, he says he will "shake the yoke of inauspicious stars / From this world-wearied flesh." This metaphorical language describes Romeo as being:

burdened by bad luck

The central idea of Act V concerns the:

power of chance

How would the Capulets and the Montagues describe the theme of Romeo and Juliet?

Hatred between two families can rob people of what they hold dearest.

Which of Romeo's character traits contributes to his downfall?

impulsiveness

What is the theme of Romeo and Juliet?

Those who act in haste bring about their own destruction

When a character speaks his/her thoughts while alone on stage, it's called a(n):

soliloquy

When a character speaks his/her thoughts while characters are on stage, it's called a(n):

aside

u/ is called:

iambic foot

u/u/u/u/u/ is called:

iambic pentameter

Lines of unrhymed u/u/u/u/u/ =

blank verse

"Romeo and Juliet" is primarily set in:

verona

Shakespeare died in:

1616

Young girl Romeo believes he loves before he meets Juliet

rosaline

Legendary queen of carthage who fell tragically in love with aeneas; ".... a dowdy"; the great ladies of history are said to be inadequate by comparison to Romeo's love

dido

Word meaning prayers; used by Juliet when asking her nurse to leave her alone the night before she is to marry Paris

orisons

Confidant of Romeo; friar who marries Romeo to Juliet

laurence

Adjective used by the chorus in the prologue to describe the ill-fated Romeo and Juliet

star-crossed

Central theme of Romeo and Juliet

love

Romeo's family name

montague

Nephew of Capulet's wife; rash and impetuous; kills Romeo's friend in a duel; Romeo kills him in a duel to avenge his friend

tybalt

Number of days that elapse during the play

four

Nephew of lord montague; Romeo's friend; attempts to stop a renewal of the feud

benvolio mercutio

Derogatory name Mercutio uses for Tybalt; "King of ..........."

cats

A bitter, prolonged quarrel between families; there was a .......... between the Capulets and Montagues

feud

Servant of the capulets; he and gregory inadvertentluy renew the feud

sampson

Plant roots popular for a sleeping potion;

mandrake

Tragic heroine of the play; the events of the play changes her from a child into a mature woman

Juliet

A form of address used for a man indicating familiarity and contempt; frequently used by Elizabethians

sirrah

A person who makes and sells drug preparations

apothecary

Latin phrase at the end of the scenes meaning "they exit"

exeunt

When lord capulet discovers juliet in her death-like sleep he states paris will not be her groom because juliet has married

death