Ever see a fight about to happen, and all around you, instead of trying to stop it, people are cheering,"Fight! Fight! Fight!"? This is kind of what is going on as things are really heating up in Act 3 Scene 1. Had cooler heads prevailed, this entire tragedy might well have been derailed... but then we wouldn't have a play! Be sure you understand this pivotal scene in the play by taking our exclusive quiz. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty. See how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try!
Mercutio is kind of like that buddy we all have who is amusing so we keep him around even though he's a troublemaker. That this character is volatile should not be much of a surprise to the careful reader. As his name suggests, Mercutio has a temper that reacts like the element mercury, a substance that heats and cools quickly. As the tragedy unfolds, one of the first unravelings comes from Mercutio's hand. Without his rash actions, things may have turned out very differently. Be sure you understand Mercutio's role in the play by taking our exclusive quiz. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty. See how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try!
Ben-who-lio? BENVOLIO. Although this character is not a major one in the play, he does have something different to say and as such, his role should be examined. Benvolio offers another way to approach situations when others are quick to judge and act. Understanding Benvolio's character can help you see how rash actions are often not the best ones. Take our exclusive quiz and see how well you understand Benvolio's words and motivations. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try!
Things are heating up in Act Two, Scene Five. Will Juliet's love-at-first sight return to claim her fair hand? Will her nurse help or hinder the young lovers' efforts? While the fate for the young couple is unknown to the players, the audience knows that the "star cross'd lovers" are doomed. This scene is like looking back at an accident you know is about to happen, but we rubberneck anyway. How well can you identify those pivotal moments in this scene? Take our exclusive quiz on Romeo and Juliet Act 2 Scene 5 to find out!
The role of Juliet's Nurse is important to understanding the complexity of Romeo and Juliet. The Nurse has many different roles within the play. She is not only mother figure to Juliet, but also the young woman's friend. And although she does not know it, the Nurse acts as a foil. From her tenderness with her charge, to her willingness to listen to Juliet's angst, to her intervention in the love affair, it can be argued that without the Nurse, this tragedy may not have occurred. The Nurse interacts with virtually every character in the play: Juliet, her parents, Tybalt, Paris, and especially Friar Laurence. Take our exclusive quiz on the role of the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet to help you comprehend this important character.
Who or what does Beowulf kill before Beowulf himself dies? Is it a. Grendel, b. Grendel's mother, c. a dragon, or d. Angelina Jolie? Test your knowledge of this mythic tale with eNotes' fun and comprehensive Beowulf Overview Quiz! Ten questions on the plot and characters of this ancient story are here to help you in your quest for better grades. Get started below!
Their Eyes Were Watching God is a beautiful, at times tragically so, story of a young woman called Janie Crawford coming into her own. Follow her journey with eNotes' Their Eyes Were Watching God Overview Quiz and test your knowledge of Zora Neale Hurston's intricate plot. Each of our questions is ranked so that you can understand the level of difficulty and see how your score compares with others who have also taken this quiz. Give it a try!
Which character knows about Nora's forgery? What is Torvald's reaction when he finds out? Find the answers to these and other important questions from Henrik Ibsen's play with eNotes' A Doll's House Overview Quiz. With ten questions on the characters and plot, this quiz delivers more than just bragging rights: it's specifically designed to test your knowledge of the work as a whole and aid in your review. Try your hand at this comprehensive quiz below!
What message is on Katniss' bracelet? What has Peeta been released to do? eNotes' Mockingjay Overview Quiz asks questions on major and minor details to test your knowledge of Suzanne Collins' novel as a whole. Follow Katniss to the culmination of her mission against the Capitol and quiz yourself below!
Test your knowledge of Britain's history, at least according to William Shakespeare. eNotes' Richard III Overview Quiz contains ten essential questions on the historical play and its controversial main character to aid you in your review. Bring on "the winter of our discontent," quiz your way to a better grade below!