Romeo and Juliet Prologue Quiz

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Where is the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet set according to the chorus?


How long does the chorus say the performance will last?

Two hours

What best describes the structure of the passage from the prologue of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet?

Rhyming couplets

What is the rhyme scheme of lines 1-4 in the prologue of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet?


What is the best definition of a prologue based on the passage?


According to the prologue, what do the star-crossed lovers do?

Take their life

What is Capulet's main concern regarding his daughter's marriage?

She is too young to get married

Why does Capulet tell Paris to wait before seeking his daughter's hand in marriage?

He believes his daughter needs more time to mature

What does Paris hope to gain from his conversation with Capulet?

Capulet's blessing to marry his daughter

Why does Capulet agree to let Paris pursue a relationship with his daughter?

He sees an opportunity for peace

What is the purpose of Capulet's feast mentioned in the passage?

To introduce Paris to the family

Why does Capulet stress the importance of waiting for two more summers before considering his daughter's marriage?

To give his daughter time to grow and mature before marriage

Study Notes

The Prologue

  • The play is set in Verona, where two households with a long-standing feud are introduced.
  • The conflict between the two families will lead to the tragic demise of a pair of star-crossed lovers.
  • The play's storyline will explore the tragic fate of the lovers and how their deaths ultimately bring peace to their feuding families.

The Characters and Setting

  • Capulet and Montague are the two families involved in the ancient grudge.
  • Capulet is hosting a feast at his house, where many guests, including Paris, are invited.
  • Paris is a suitor for Capulet's daughter's hand in marriage.

Capulet and Paris' Conversation

  • Capulet is hesitant to let his daughter marry Paris, citing her young age of 13.
  • Capulet wants to wait for two more summers before considering his daughter's marriage.
  • Paris is invited to the feast, where he can try to win Capulet's daughter's heart.
  • Capulet's consent to the marriage is conditional on his daughter's agreement.

Character Insights

  • Capulet is a cautious and protective father, who wants to ensure his daughter's happiness and well-being.
  • Paris is a suitor who is eager to win Capulet's daughter's hand in marriage.

Test your knowledge of Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by answering prompts based on the Prologue. Choose the correct responses to the questions provided.

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