Romeo and Juliet Act II, Scenes 3–4: Questions and Answers
by William Shakespeare

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Act II, Scenes 3–4: Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions

  1. Why is Friar Laurence upset that Romeo never went to bed?
  2. Why is Friar Laurence surprised by Romeo’s desire to marry Juliet?
  3. According to Romeo, how is his relationship with Juliet is different from his feelings for Rosaline?
  4. Why does Friar Laurence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet?
  5. What has Tybalt sent for Romeo?
  6. What does Mercutio say about the potential duel between Tybalt and Romeo?
  7. Why are Mercutio and Benvolio frustrated with Romeo?
  8. Who interrupts Romeo’s conversation with Mercutio?
  9. Why does Romeo ask the Nurse to tell Juliet to come up with an excuse to visit the abbey?
  10. What will the Nurse pick up from one of Romeo’s men?

Quiz Answers

  1. The Friar thinks that Romeo spent the night with Rosaline.
  2. The Friar is surprised because Romeo had just been complaining about being in love with Rosaline, and his change of heart seems very sudden.
  3. Romeo says that this relationship is different because Juliet loves him back.
  4. Friar Laurence agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet in the hope that their marriage might end the feud between their two families.
  5. Tybalt sent Romeo a letter challenging him to a duel.
  6. Mercutio says that Tybalt is a skilled swordsman and wonders whether Romeo can win against him (given Romeo's sensitive, emotional state).
  7. Mercutio and Benvolio are a little frustrated that Romeo gave them the slip the night before.
  8. Romeo and Mercutio are interrupted by the arrival of Peter and the Nurse.
  9. Juliet needs an excuse to visit the abbey because that is where Friar Laurence will perform the secret wedding.
  10. The Nurse must pick up a rope ladder so that Romeo will be able to sneak into Juliet’s room later to consummate the marriage.