Romeo and Juliet Act III, Scene 5: Questions and Answers
by William Shakespeare

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Act III, Scene 5: Questions and Answers

Quiz Questions

  1. Why does Juliet joke that the bird outside the window is a nightingale?
  2. Why does Romeo have to leave?
  3. What do Romeo and Juliet notice about their appearance as they say goodbye?
  4. What does Lady Capulet think Juliet is upset about?
  5. What plan does Lady Capulet have regarding Romeo?
  6. Why does Juliet ask to mix the poison for Romeo herself?
  7. How does Juliet react to her parents’ decision that she must marry Paris?
  8. How does Lord Capulet react to Juliet’s refusal?
  9. What does the Nurse counsel Juliet to do?
  10. How does Juliet feel about the Nurse’s advice?

Quiz Answers

  1. The bird is really a lark (a bird that sings in the morning), but Juliet jokes that it’s a nightingale (which sings at night) as a way of saying that it’s not yet morning.
  2. The Nurse announces that Juliet’s mother is coming.
  3. Both of the lovers comment that the other looks pale.
  4. Lady Capulet thinks her daughter is upset over Tybalt’s death.
  5. Lady Capulet plans to send a man to Mantua to kill Romeo.
  6. To her mother, Juliet’s request to mix the poison seems like a confirmation that she hates Romeo, but the audience knows that Juliet makes the offer in the hopes of preventing Romeo from being poisoned.
  7. Juliet says that it is too soon for her to marry Paris as she does not know him yet.
  8. Lord Capulet threatens to disown Juliet if she doesn’t go through with the wedding.
  9. The Nurse tells Juliet that she should just marry Paris and forget about Romeo.
  10. Juliet feels betrayed by the Nurse’s suggestion that she should abandon Romeo.