Romeo and Juliet: Overview Quiz

How well do you know Shakespeare's tragedy of star-crossed lovers?

  1. What punishment does the Prince decree for Romeo?

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  2. Why is Juliet's father angry with her?

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  3. Who knows about Juliet's plan to drink the potion that makes her seem temporarily dead?

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  4. As Mercutio is dying, which word does he pun on?

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  5. Which of Juliet's garments does Romeo wish he could be?

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  6. Who is Romeo in love with at the beginning of the play?

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  7. Whose idea is it for Romeo and Juliet to get married?

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  8. Who kills Mercutio?

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  9. Which religion do Romeo and Juliet practice?

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  10. Where is Romeo and Juliet set?

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  11. How does Juliet die?

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  12. What is Friar Lawrence's area of expertise?

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  13. How is Juliet related to Tybalt?

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  14. Which bird does Juliet say Romeo hears as their wedding night draws to an end?

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