Romeo and Juliet Quotes Quiz

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Who expresses concern about the rapid pace of Romeo and Juliet's relationship?


Which character is known for their skill in sword fighting?


Who warns Romeo not to swear his love by the moon?


Which character believes that young love is inconsistent?

Friar Lawrence

Who hopes that Romeo and Juliet's marriage will help restore relations between their families?

Friar Lawrence

What does the line 'But passion lends them power, time means, to meet, Temp'ring extremities with extreme sweet.' suggest about Romeo and Juliet's relationship?

Their love is a powerful force that helps them overcome obstacles

In the line 'Now Romeo is beloved and loves again, Alike bewitchèd by the charm of looks;', what does the word 'bewitchèd' imply about Romeo's feelings for Juliet?

Romeo is enchanted and captivated by Juliet's beauty

In the line 'O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name.', what does Juliet want Romeo to do?

Juliet wants Romeo to defy his family and reject his heritage

In the line 'But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.', what does Romeo compare Juliet to?

The sun

Based on the lines 'Now Romeo is beloved and loves again, Alike bewitchèd by the charm of looks;' and 'O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name.', what is the main theme of this excerpt?

Love and attraction

Study Notes

The Chorus on Romeo and Juliet's Love

  • The Chorus describes Romeo and Juliet's love as being equally infatuated with each other's looks.
  • Despite drawbacks, their love conquers all, and they are committed to their relationship.

Romeo's Admiration for Juliet

  • Romeo compares Juliet's beauty to the sun, describing her as more beautiful than the "jealous" moon.
  • This shows Romeo's admiration and affection for Juliet.

Juliet's Concerns

  • Juliet questions the importance of the name "Montague" and suggests she would give up her own name to be with Romeo.
  • She fears that Romeo's love might be inconsistent, like the moon.
  • Juliet is concerned about the trustworthiness of Romeo and wants to take time in their relationship.

Friar Lawrence's Wisdom

  • Friar Lawrence says that good things can turn bad if misapplied, and vice versa.
  • He notes that sometimes we do bad things but justify them.
  • The Friar is wise and well-educated, offering a nuanced perspective on life.

Friar Lawrence's Frustration with Romeo

  • The Friar is frustrated with how quickly Romeo's affection shifted from Rosaline to Juliet.
  • He suggests that young love is likely to change and is not truly in the heart, but in the eyes.

Tybalt's Skills

  • Mercutio acknowledges Tybalt as having skill in sword fighting.
  • However, Mercutio also implies that Tybalt only does it for show.

Test your knowledge of famous quotes from William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. Identify the speaker, context, and significance of key lines in the play.

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