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Act 1 Scene 1&2 R&J

Comprehension Questions

QuestionAnswer
Which character tries to stop the fighting among the servants? Benvolio tries to stop the fighting among the servants. Explain how Romeo finds out about the Capulet ball. Romeo finds out about the Capulet ball when an illiterate Capulet servant asks him to read the invitation list to him.
Which character is aggressive and eager to fight? Tybalt is aggressive and eager to fight. He challenges Benvolio to draw his sword.
What warning does the Prince give to anyone who breaks the peace again? The Prince decrees that if anyone breaks the peace again, he shall pay with his life.
Who has asked for Juliet’s hand in marriage? Paris has asked for Juliet’s hand in marriage.
How old is Juliet? Juliet is thirteen years old.
What scene of conflict opens the action of the play? The play opens with a conflict between the Capulet and Montague servants. Eventually, even the townspeople become involved.
In what state of mind is Romeo when we first see him in the play? As the play opens, Romeo’s state of mind can best be described as love-sick, in love with love, moody, and melancholy.
Explain how Romeo finds out about the Capulet ball. Romeo finds out about the Capulet ball when an illiterate Capulet servant asks him to read the invitation list to him.
How does Benvolio try to remedy Romeo’s love sickness? Benvolio tries to remedy Romeo’s love-sickness by getting him to consent to go to the Capulet ball and examine other beauties.
What is the setting for the play? The setting is a street scene in Verona, Italy.
Created by: msmat