Romeo and Juliet Act 1 - Scene 4 Summary


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Why does Benvolio want Romeo to go to a feast at the Capulet mansion?

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1. What does Romeo worry will happen if they go to the party?

2. What sets off Mercutio's rant about Queen Mab?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Shakespeare uses the first three scenes of Romeo and Juliet to develop the rivalry between the Montagues and Capulets, leading up to the feast at the Capulet mansion. Act 1, scene 4 describes Romeo's experiences at the Capulets' party. This quiz and worksheet combination will test your knowledge of the scene's main characters and events.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be asked about:

  • Mercutio's soliloquy
  • Romeo's concerns about attending the feast
  • Why Benvolio wants Romeo to go to the party
  • Character of Mercutio

Skills Practiced

Prepare to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Romeo and Juliet
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why Romeo was nervous about going to the feast
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Mercutio and his rant about Queen Mab

Additional Learning

Further your understanding of this scene by studying the related lesson entitled Romeo and Juliet Act 1- Scene 4 Summary. This lesson will address these objectives:

  • Understand what has happened in Romeo and Juliet until this point in the play
  • Identify the main characters present in scene 4
  • Summarize the events of act 1, scene 4
  • Analyze the scene