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Romeo and Juliet
Act I
1. Who is Prince Escalus? What lines indicate his feelings about the feuding? * He is the prince of Verona. In other words he is like the mayor or a peace keeper * If ever you disturb our streets again, Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace. 2. What information is Benvolio able to get from Romeo?

* The sadness Romeo feels for the fact that Rosaline will never be with Romeo. 3. What kind of friend is Benvolio?
* He is a good friend and one of Romeo’s best friends. 4. Why has Paris come to see Lord Capulet?
* To ask Lord Capulet for Juliet’s hand in marriage. 5. How old is Juliet?
* Juliet is 13 years old.
6. Why does Benvolio want Romeo to attend the Capulet’s party? * He wants Romeo to check out other girls.
7. What happened to the nurse’s daughter?
* She died at birth.
8. What purpose do Nurse’s ramblings about Juliet serve? * They serve to show that she is a very comedic/ridiculous character and also Juliet’s confidante. 9. How does Juliet feel about getting married?

* She doesn’t think she is ready yet, but will keep her options open. 10. Would it be a compliment to be called “a wax of a man”? * Yes, it means a handsome man.
11. At the end of Act I, who are the only people who know about Romeo and Juliet’s feelings? * Romeo and Juliet.
Act II
1. Does Juliet know that Romeo is in the orchard when she steps onto the balcony? * No she doesn’t know.
2. Why did Friar Laurence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? * He thought it would stop the controversy between the two families. 3. What would you say Friar Laurence’s “hobby” is?
* Gardening.
4. What was Juliet’s response when the Nurse returned from her meeting place with Romeo? * She was impatient and wanted to know what happened now! 5. Why did Mercutio tease the Nurse when she came to find Romeo? * She looked like a...
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