Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Quiz

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What is the name of Lord Montague's cousin who tries to stop the fight in Act 1 Scene 1?


Who does Romeo express his love for in Act 1 Scene 1?


In Act 1 Scene 2, who does Lord Capulet discuss marrying Juliet to?


What event do Romeo, Benvolio, and Mercutio attend at the Capulet household with masks to conceal their identities?

Capulet ball

What literary device is prominently used during the romantic exchange between Romeo and Juliet at the Capulet ball?


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  • The prologue introduces two feuding noble families, the Capulets and Montagues, and their ancient grudge
  • Romeo and Juliet, the star-crossed lovers, will end the feud through their tragic deaths
  • In Act 1 Scene 1, servants from the Capulet and Montague households engage in a brawl
  • Benvolio, Lord Montague's cousin, tries to stop the fight but more Capulets arrive, escalating the conflict
  • Prince Escalus arrives and stops the fighting, threatening execution for those responsible if it happens again
  • Romeo reveals to Benvolio in Scene 1 that he is in love with Rosaline, who does not reciprocate his feelings
  • In Act 1 Scene 2, Lord Capulet discusses Paris's desire to marry Juliet, but is cautious as she's not yet 14
  • Capulet invites Paris to a feast to woo Juliet and considers her feelings
  • Romeo and Benvolio enter, discussing Romeo's love for Rosaline, and Peter, Capulet's servant, struggles to read the invitation
  • Capulet's decision to marry Juliet to Paris conforms to patriarchal expectations
  • In Act 1 Scene 3, Lady Capulet helps Juliet prepare for the feast and encourages her to consider Paris as a suitor
  • Juliet shows caution towards marriage, but ultimately agrees to consider Paris
  • A servant announces the beginning of the feast, setting up the introduction of the three main female characters.- Romeo, Benvolio, and Mercutio from Montague household attend Capulet ball with masks to conceal identities
  • Romeo speaks of love sickness, Mercutio mocks him with sexually provocative jokes and imaginative fairy tale descriptions
  • Mercutio showcases his talent as a wordsmith offering pessimistic views contrasting Romeo's idealistic love visions
  • Romeo expresses concern about future consequences of night's activities and foreshadowing of tragic ending in reference to stars and Fate
  • Capulet ball begins, Romeo is captivated by Juliet's appearance, they touch hands and share a romantic exchange filled with religious metaphors
  • Juliet identifies Romeo as Montague, both are infatuated but anguished by their enemy status
  • Romeo and Juliet engage in a sonnet conversation emphasizing the depth of their feelings and religious imagery, kiss.

Test your knowledge of Act 1 of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet with this quiz. Explore the key events, character interactions, and themes from the prologue to the Capulet ball.

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