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Queen Mab from Romeo and Juliet: Analysis, Description & Speech

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Right before Mercutio's speech about Queen Mab, Romeo says, 'tis not wit (wise) to go' to the Capulet's party because he had a dream about it the night before. This would be considered foreshadowing because:

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1. Choose the BEST interpretation of the following line from the Queen Mab speech in Romeo and Juliet: 'And in this state she gallops night by night through lovers' brains, and then they dream of love.'

2. Which line in Mercutio's speech about Queen Mab in Romeo and Juliet demonstrates that the monologue is taking a darker turn?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Mercutio delivers his Queen Mab speech early in the play Romeo and Juliet. To help you understand and analyze Mercutio and Queen Mab, this quiz and worksheet will test you on Mercutio's character traits and your interpretation of the text.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The interpretation of Mercutio's Queen Mab speech
  • The definition of foreshadowing
  • The tone of the Queen Mab speech in Romeo and Juliet
  • Character traits of Mercutio

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related character analysis of Shakespeare's Queen Mab lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Shakespeare's Queen Mab and the character Mercutio
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to answer questions about the meaning and significance of lines from Mercutio's speech

Additional Learning

To learn more about Shakespeare's Queen Mab and Mercutio, review the accompanying lesson entitled Queen Mab from Romeo and Juliet: Analysis, Description & Speech. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Analyze elements used in dramatic literature
  • Interpret the lines in Mercutio's Queen Mab speech
  • Examine the tone of the speech in Romeo and Juliet
  • Understand Mercutio's character traits
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