|Read the excerpt from Act I, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.So early walking did I see your son:Towards him I made; but he was ware of me,And stole into the covert of the wood:I, measuring his affections by my own,That most are busied when they’re most alone,Pursu’d my humour not pursuing his,And gladly shunn’d who gladly fled from me.What stops Benvolio from approaching Romeo?A. Romeo told Benvolio to turn away and leave him alone.B. Benvolio lost track of Romeo in the busy Verona streets.C. Romeo did not recognize Benvolio when he saw him.D. Benvolio noticed that Romeo purposely hid from him.
||D. Benvolio noticed that Romeo purposely hid from him.
|Read the excerpt from Act I, scene ii of Romeo and Juliet.Capulet: But saying o’er what I have said before:My child is yet a stranger in the world,She hath not seen the change of fourteen years;Let two more summers wither in their prideEre we may think her ripe to be a bride.Which is the best paraphrase of Capulet’s lines?A. Juliet will marry you after she has had her fourteenth birthday.B. Juliet is old enough to be a wife, and she will be married in the summer.C. Juliet is a stranger to you, so you should get to know each other first.D. Juliet is too young and not ready to be married for another two years.
||D. Juliet is too young and not ready to be married for another two years.
|Read the excerpt from Act I, scene ii of Romeo and Juliet.Benvolio: At this same ancient feast of Capulet’s,Sups the fair Rosaline, whom thou so lov’st,With all the admired beauties of Verona:Go thither; and, with unattainted eyeCompare her face with some that I shall show,And I will make thee think thy swan a crow.Which is the best paraphrase of Benvolio’s lines?A. If you go to the party you will see that Rosaline is, in fact, the most beautiful girl in Verona.B. Compare Rosaline with other girls from Verona and then decide whether she is worthy of your love.C. There are many girls in Verona who are just as beautiful and desirable as Rosaline.D. Once you see other beautiful girls at the party, you will see that Rosaline is not so special.
||D. Once you see other beautiful girls at the party, you will see that Rosaline is not so special.
|Read the excerpt from Act I, scene i of Romeo and JulietBenvolio: Groan! why, no;But sadly tell me who.Romeo: Bid a sick man in sadness make his will;Ah! word ill urg’d to one that is so ill.In sadness, cousin, I do love a woman.What is the cause of Romeo’s despair?A. Romeo has wronged Benvolio.B. Romeo misses his friends and family.C. Romeo wants to fight the Capulets.D. Romeo is in love with a woman.
||D. Romeo is in love with a woman.
|Read the excerpt from Act I, scene ii of Romeo and Juliet.Servant: God gi’ good den. I pray, sir, can you read?Romeo: Ay, mine own fortune in my misery.Servant: Perhaps you have learn’d it without book: but, I pray, can you read any thing you see?Romeo: Ay, if I know the letters and the language.Servant: Ye say honestly; rest you merry! [Offering to go.]Romeo: Stay, fellow; I can read.What causes the servant to ask for Romeo’s help?A. The servant needs directions.B. The servant cannot see.C. The servant needs to pray.D. The servant cannot read.
||D. The servant cannot read.
|Read the excerpt from Act I, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.Tybalt: What! art thou drawn among these heartless hinds?Turn thee, Benvolio, look upon thy death.Benvolio: I do but keep the peace: put up thy swordOr manage it to part these men with me.Tybalt: What! drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word,As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee.Have at thee, coward! [They fight.]What inference can be made about Benvolio and Tybalt from this dialogue?A. Benvolio and Tybalt are both worried about disturbing the peace.B. Benvolio is more concerned with keeping the peace than Tybalt is.C. Benvolio is a much more skilled swordsman than Tybalt is.D. Benvolio and Tybalt both want the feud between the families to continue
||B. Benvolio is more concerned with keeping the peace than Tybalt is.
|Read the excerpt from Act I, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.Benvolio: I do but keep the peace: put up thy sword,Or manage it to part these men with me.Which is the best paraphrase of Benvolio’s lines?A. I am a peacekeeper, so put your sword away and tell your men that they must leave.B. I cannot keep the peace, so hold your sword up and help me get these men to stop.C. I am not interested in peace, so pull out your sword and fight these men with me.D. I want to keep the peace, so put your sword away or use it to help me break up this brawl.
||D. I want to keep the peace, so put your sword away or use it to help me break up this brawl.
|Read the excerpt from Act I, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.Montague: Many a morning hath he there been seen,With tears augmenting the fresh morning’s dew,Adding to clouds more clouds with his deep sighs:But all so soon as the all-cheering sunShould in the furthest east begin to drawThe shady curtains from Aurora’s bed,Away from light steals home my heavy son,And private in his chamber pens himself,Shuts up his windows, locks fair daylight out,And makes himself an artificial night.Black and portentous must this humour proveUnless good counsel may the cause remove.What inference can be made about Montague from this dialogue?A. He is very concerned about Romeo.B. He is annoyed with Romeo’s bad mood.C. He is unaware that Romeo is having troubles.D. He is the reason Romeo is in such despair.
||A. He is very concerned about Romeo.
|Read the excerpt from Act I, scene i of Romeo and Juliet.Which thou wilt propagate to have it press’dWith more of thine: this love that thou hast shownDoth add more grief to too much of mine own.Which is the best paraphrase of Romeo’s lines?A. Your love and concern are making me feel even worse.B. Your love and concern are the source of my sadness.C. Your love and concern are a big surprise to me.D. Your love and concern are lessening my own grief.
||A. Your love and concern are making me feel even worse.
|Read the excerpt from Act I, scene ii of Romeo and Juliet.Three civil brawls, bred of an airy word,By thee, old Capulet, and Montague,Have thrice disturb’d the quiet of our streets,And made Verona’s ancient citizensCast by their grave beseeming ornaments,To wield old partisans, in hands as old,Canker’d with peace, to part your canker’d hate.Which best paraphrases why the prince is angry with Capulet and Montague?A. Their servants were left unattended on the street.B. They were supposed to come see him on this day.C. Their families have recently started three street fights.D. They were supposed to leave the town of Verona.
||C. Their families have recently started three street fights.