Questions for R and J Family Feud:
Category 1: Who said it and why?
100- Q:“O she doth teach the torches to turn bright/It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night/ As a
rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear/ Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear.”
A: Romeo on Juliet’s beauty when he sees her at the party
200- Q: “No less? Nay, bigger! Women grow by men!”
A: The Nurse making a joke about Juliet not only getting Paris’ money but having Paris’ babies.
300- Q:“What early tongue so saluteth me?/ Young son it argues a distempered head/ So soon to bid
good morrow to thy bed.”
A: Friar Laurence on Romeo calling upon him so early in the morning after the balcony scene.
400- Q: “This cannot anger him. ‘Twould anger him to raise a spirit in his mistress’ circle of some strange
nature, letting it there stand till she had laid it and conjured it down.”
A: Mercutio making sex jokes about Rosaline in an attempt to get her out of hiding.
500- Q: “See what a scourge is laid upon your hate that Heaven finds means to kill your joy with love,
and I for winking at your discords too, have lost a brace of kinsmen. All are punished.
A: The Prince on the consequences of the Feud.
Category 2: Identifying Literary Terms
100- Q: “So tedious is this day as is the night before some festival to an impatient child that hath new
robes and may not wear them.”
200- Q: “So smiles the heavens upon this holy act”
300- “Oh God, I have an ill-divining soul! Methinks I see thee, now thou art so low as one dead in the
bottom of a tomb.”
400- Q:“Madam if you could find out but a man to bear such poison I would temper it.”
A: Verbal Irony
500- Q: “Three civil brawls bread of an airy word by you Capulet and Montague have thrice disturbed
the quiet of our streets.”
Category 3: Modes
100- Q: This mode consists of short lines that are often exclamations and speak of violence.
200- Q: Name the mode that is occupied solely by Friar Laurence in “Romeo and Juliet”
300- Q: List two of the qualities of the stately mode.
A: Any combination of authority, exposition, and blank verse.
400- Q: Romeo’s dialogue with Juliet during the balcony scene is an example of what Shakespearian
500- List both qualities of the Sententious mode.
A: A person who has been formally educated and provides a statement on life in general instead of
merely the plot of the play.
Category 4: The Play’s the Thing
100 Q: How do Romeo and Benvolio find out about the feast at the Capulet’s house?
A: Romeo reads a message for an illiterate servant who is supposed to be delivering invitations for
Capulet. The servant invites him to the wedding.
200- Q: What about Tybalt does Mercutio disapprove of?
A: His fighting style (fencing is too polite)
300- Q: What reason does Romeo give Balthasar to not follow him into the Capulet tomb in scene 5?
A: He needs to take a ring from Juliet’s body.
400- Q: What is the first thing that Romeo swears by when confessing his love to Juliet during the
A: The moon
500- Q: List the four fears of Juliet before drinking the potion given to her by the Friar.
Category 5: Minor characters
100- Q: What is the name of the Nurse’s man?
200- Q: Who are the Capulet servants who begin the brawl in Act I sc i?
A: Sampson and Gregory
300- Q: Who has the least lines of these four characters: Lord Montague, Lady Montague, Lord Capulet,
A: Lady Montague
400- Q: How many different watchmen have lines in the final scene of Romeo and Juliet?
500- Q: Who tells Tybalt to flee the scene of the crime after he kills Mercutio?
Category 6: Literary Term Definitions
100- Q: Comparing two things that are essentially not alike.
200- Q: When the audience knows something that the characters on stage do not.
A: Dramatic Irony
300- Q: Giving human qualities or abilities to an inanimate object or abstract concept.
400-Q: Using pauses, stress, inflection, and non-verbal communication to create meaning underneath
the lines in a script.
500- Q: A rhythmic pattern that features lines of ten syllables with alternating “unstressed-stressed”
A: Iambic Pentameter
Category 7: Elizabethan Era
100- Q: What illness destroyed England’s population shortly before and during the Elizabethan Era?
A: The black plague
200- Q: What is a rapier?
A: A sword
300- Q: Who played female roles in Elizabethan Era theatre?
A: young boys
400- Q: Why was Elizabeth I known as “The Virgin Queen?”
A: During her rule, Elizabeth never married.
500- Q: What was the name of William Shakespeare’s theatre?
A: The Globe Theatre
Category 8: Plot Points
100- Q: What is the name of the city where Romeo is sent after being banished from Verona?
200- Q: How old is Juliet?
A: 13 years old
300- Q: What is Paris’ last request before he dies?
A: That he can be buried next to Juliet.
400- How many scenes do Romeo and Juliet both appear in during the play?
A: 5- the party, the balcony, their wedding, the scene after their night together and the final scene
500- Q: Name the two characters who are related to the Prince.
A: Paris and Mercutio
How many characters die during Romeo and Juliet?
6- Romeo, Juliet, Mercutio, Tybalt, Paris, Lady Montague