Act I, Scenes 3–5: Questions and Answers

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Quiz Questions

  1. What joke does the Nurse reminisce about?
  2. How does Juliet feel about marriage in general?
  3. How does Juliet react when her mother tells her that Paris is interested in her?
  4. What strange feeling does Romeo express to his friends before they arrive at the ball?
  5. Who is Queen Mab?
  6. What happens when Tybalt realizes that Romeo, a Montague, is at the Capulet party?
  7. What is Romeo’s reaction when he sees Juliet for the first time?
  8. What types of metaphors do Romeo and Juliet use during their first conversation?
  9. What does Juliet tell the Nurse just before she sends her off to find out who Romeo is?
  10. What is Juliet’s reaction to learning that Romeo is a Montague?

Quiz Answers

  1. The Nurse brings up a time when young Juliet fell over and the Nurse’s husband joked that Juliet will fall backwards (a reference to sex) when she gets older.
  2. Juliet tells her mother that marriage is something she has not given much thought to.
  3. Juliet obediently says that she will look at Paris tonight and consider his proposal.
  4. Romeo says that he has a feeling that the events of the night will somehow lead to his untimely death.
  5. Mercutio describes Queen Mab as a tiny fairy who visits dreamers as they sleep.
  6. When Tybalt recognizes Romeo’s voice, he prepares to challenge him. Lord Capulet intervenes, however, and forbids Tybalt from disturbing the ball. Tybalt vows to get revenge on Romeo.
  7. Romeo is stunned by Juliet’s beauty, and compares her to a bright light in darkness.
  8. Romeo and Juliet make use of religious metaphors—Romeo is compared to a pilgrim that worships Juliet, who is likened to a saint.
  9. Juliet tells the Nurse that she will feel like dying if it turns out that Romeo is already married.
  10. Juliet is distraught when she learns that her new love is also her enemy.

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