Romeo and Juliet by liuqingyan

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									Romeo and Juliet
Act 1, scene 5: Comprehension questions
Answer in complete sentences on a separate sheet of paper.

1. Although Capulet invites everyone to dance, why doesn’t he himself dance? Quote
the lines that tell you this.

2. When Romeo first sees Juliet what does he compare her to? Explain what this
metaphor means.

3. Romeo states, “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it sight! For I ne’er saw true
beauty till this night.” What is your opinion of him for saying this?

4. What is Tybalt referring to when he says, “covered in an antic face”? (line 58)

5. According to Capulet, what do most of the people of Verona think of Romeo? Quote
the line that tells you this.

6. Why does Capulet want Tybalt to “put off these frowns”? (line 75)

7. Explain both sides of the argument between Capulet and Tybalt.

8. a. To whom does Capulet say, “More light, more light!”?

  b. To whom does Capulet say, “I’ll make you quiet”?

9. Romeo takes Juliet’s hand and says that if he has “profaned” her hand (“this holy
shrine”), he will right the wrong by doing what?

10. What excuse does Romeo flirtatiously come up with to kiss Juliet again?

11. Where do you think Juliet is when Romeo says, “What is her mother?”

12. Why would it not make sense for Romeo to say, “O dear account! my life is my
foe’s debt” to the Nurse? To whom, if anyone, is he talking?

13. What 14 lines in this scene form a sonnet?

								
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