Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 1-5

In what city does this play take place? Verona
Why are Romeo and Juliet called “star-cross’d lovers”? Their love was by fate
Who is fighting at the beginning of the first scene? Montagues and Capulets
Who tries to break up the fighting? Benvolio
What threat does the Prince make to Lord Montague and Lord Capulet? Whoever starts the next fight will be put to death
How has Romeo been acting? He has been gloomy and sad
What is Benvolio’s advice to Romeo? To look at other girls
Why does Capulet think it will be easy for Montague and him to keep the peace? He knows they are old and not in fighting condition
What does Paris ask of Capulet? To marry Juliet
What is Capulet’s first response to Paris? Juliet is too young to be married
What does Capulet later tell Paris? To wait until after the party
What job does Capulet give his servant? To invite all of the guests on the guest list
What problem does the servant have? He can’t read
How does he solve the problem? He asks Romeo and Benvolio for help?
What is the name of the woman Romeo loves? Rosaline
What do Romeo and Benvolio decide to do? They decide to attend the party
How old is Juliet? 13
When Lady Capulet asks Juliet how she feels about marriage, what is Juliet’s response? “It is an honor that I dream not of.”
Following Juliet’s answer, what does Lady Capulet then tell Juliet? She should look at Paris and decide whether or not she should marry him
According to Mercutio, who is Queen Mab, and what does she do? She is a small fairy that causes and manipulates dreams
What does Mercutio say about dreams? They are the children of an idle brain
What is Romeo’s mood at the end of Scene 4? He is upset that Rosaline doesn’t love him, but is happy that he will have a chance to see her at the party
What does Romeo think of Juliet the first time he sees her? He thinks she is the most beautiful girl in the world
How does Tybalt recognize Romeo? He recognizes his voice
What does Capulet say to Tybalt? To let Romeo stay at the party
Explain what the conversation is about between Romeo and Juliet They flirt with each other
How does Romeo find out Juliet’s last name? The nurse tells him
How does Juliet find out Romeo’s last name? She asks the maid