Romeo and Juliet Act I, Scenes 1–2: Questions and Answers
by William Shakespeare

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Act I, Scenes 1–2: Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions

  1. Who do Sampson and Gregory work for?
  2. What family does Benvolio belong to?
  3. What happens when Benvolio tries to break up the fight?
  4. What is Prince Escalus’s warning?
  5. What happened when Benvolio saw Romeo in the Sycamore grove earlier that day?
  6. Why is Romeo so sad?
  7. Why doesn’t Romeo have a chance with Rosaline?
  8. Why is Lord Capulet reluctant to let Paris marry Juliet right now?
  9. Why can’t Peter deliver the party invitations?
  10. Why does Benvolio urge Romeo to attend the ball?

Quiz Answers

  1. Sampson and Gregory work for the Capulet family.
  2. Benvolio is a Montague.
  3. Benvolio is unable to stop the fight because Tybalt Capulet arrives and challenges Benvolio to a fight.
  4. Prince Escalus says that the next time any one of the Montagues or the Capulets disturbs the peace, they will be killed.
  5. Romeo saw Benvolio approaching but ran further into the grove to be alone.
  6. Romeo is sad because he loves Rosaline, but she doesn’t love him back.
  7. Rosaline has sworn to live chaste and never marry anyone.
  8. Lord Capulet claims that Juliet is a bit too young to be married right now—she’s only thirteen—and suggests that Paris wait a few more years.
  9. Peter is illiterate and cannot read the list of invitees.
  10. Benvolio thinks that seeing all the beautiful ladies at the ball will help Romeo forget about Rosaline.