Romeo and Juliet - Literary Blue Book Exams - PDF by pwh19664


									Dear English Teacher,
Thank you for taking part in the Blue Book Exam program. Enclosed, you will find four sets of exams (11 exams
total), as well as scoring keys and rubrics, in both hard-copy and CD format.

This series is designed for a variety of uses. You can administer a series of quizzes as your class progresses through
the text. Or, you might want to divide the text in half and give two exams. Some teachers also like to combine their
favorite questions in a single, end-of-unit test. However you choose to use the Blue Book series, you’ll have pre-
written exams for years to come!

Section 1 begins with a set of three Comprehension exams that test for factual knowledge of the beginning of the
book—mostly plot, character, and setting. These multiple-choice exams are appropriate for anyone who has finished
the first quarter of the text.

Next, you’ll find three Interpretation exams that begin to assess critical thinking and literary concepts dealt with
in the book. This section covers the first half of the text. Each test contains a combination of five multiple-choice,
matching, or complete-the-sentence questions, and five short-answer questions.

In Section 3, you will find three Analysis exams that test students’ knowledge of the first three-quarters of the book
in a combination of five short-answer and five short-essay questions. These questions challenge students to evaluate
major themes and symbols as they near the end of the novel or play.

Finally, the two Mastery exams require a reasoned analysis of the complete text. These seven thought-provoking
essay questions will assess your students’ ability to analyze and dissect the text as a whole, identifying and
discussing its overarching concepts and themes.

Thank you for inviting your students to take part in this challenge, and good luck!


Magedah Shabo

Prestwick House Literary Blue Book Program

P.S. If you have any questions about this program or would like to suggest a new title for the series, please contact
me at

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Romeo and Juliet
Section 1, Comprehension (Acts I and II)

Multiple Choice

1. For most of the play, the setting is
   A Verona.

   B Rome.

   C Mantua.

   D Paris.

   E Padua.

2. The person who agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet is
   A Mercutio.

   B Friar John.

   C Friar Laurence.

   D Escalus.

   E Paris.

3. Romeo’s family name is
   A Montague.

   B Capulet.

   C Escalus.

   D Laurence.

   E Verona.

4. Romeo and Juliet first meet
    A   during a Verona festival.
    B   at a Capulet feast.
    C   during a holiday gathering.
    D   at a family meeting.
    E   in the streets of Verona.

5. An adjective that describes Mercutio is
   A envious.

   B witty.

   C calm.

   D withdrawn.

   E sympathetic.
6. When Romeo visits Friar Laurence, the Friar is surprised to learn that Romeo has
   A forgotten about Rosaline so quickly.

   B defied his family’s wishes.

   C made himself Benvolio’s enemy.

   D argued with his parents.

   E run away from his responsibilities.

7. During the balcony scene, Juliet warns Romeo that
   A she is considering marrying Paris.

   B he must hide at Friar Laurence’s cell.

   C her father has betrothed her to Paris.

   D he should not try to fight with Tybalt.

   E he should be honest about his feelings.

8. When Juliet’s nurse returns with Romeo’s response concerning marriage, she does not
   immediately share with Juliet because she is
   A in disbelief.

   B tired and hurting.

   C sleepy and hungry.

   D afraid of Juliet’s response.

   E too excited.

9. Before the marriage, Friar Laurence advises Romeo to love Juliet
   A “strongly.”

   B “moderately.”

   C “carefully.”

   D   “and no other.”
   E   “always.”

10. When readers first meet Romeo, he can be described as
    A impulsive and romantic.

    B violent and vengeful.

    C wise and mature for his age.

    D glamorous and proud.

    E obedient and intelligent.

                                                Romeo and Juliet • Section 1, Comprehension
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Romeo and Juliet
Section 2, Interpretation (Acts I - III)

Fill in the Blank

1. When the Capulets and Montagues fight, the __________ call for Prince Escalus.

2. __________ tells Tybalt to leave Romeo alone at the party because the festivities should
   not be disrupted.

3. __________ delivers a message from Romeo to Juliet, asking her to attend confession at
    Friar Laurence’s cell, so they can be married.

4. After their wedding night, Romeo and Juliet hear the calls of two birds: the __________,
   which represents night, and the __________, which represents morning.

5. When she refuses to marry Paris, Juliet says that she would sooner marry __________,
   who has killed her cousin.

Short Answer

Answer the following questions in a sentence or two.

6. Describe what readers learn from the Prologue before the play begins.

7. What does Romeo gain from his conversation with the illiterate Capulet servant?

8. What keeps Juliet’s nurse from telling her about Romeo’s marriage proposal right away?
9. When Lady Capulet finds Juliet crying, what does she assume is the cause of her
   daughter’s tears? What is the real reason for Juliet’s sadness?

10. How do Capulet and Lady Capulet react when Juliet refuses to marry Paris?

                                                 Romeo and Juliet • Section 2, Interpretation

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