Themes in Romeo and Juliet


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In Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet,' their love brings _____ to those around them.

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1. In Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet,' what caused Mercutio's death?

2. In Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet,' what is the impact of their forbidden love?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Shakespeare used his play Romeo and Juliet to entertain audiences and communicate important themes. Complete the quiz/worksheet assessment to test your knowledge of these themes and the scenes that portray them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your understanding of:

  • Why Mercutio dies
  • The impact of Romeo and Juliet's love
  • When we learn of Romeo and Juliet's fate
  • Reasons for shifting from comedy to tragedy in the play

Skills Practiced

Some skills you will practice as you complete this assessment include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Romeo and Juliet lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the themes of the play to answer questions regarding related events
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the results of Romeo and Juliet's love for each other

Additional Learning

Along with this assessment, you also have the opportunity to review the related lesson, Themes in Romeo and Juliet. This short lesson will help you improve your knowledge regarding the topics of the assessment, as well as the themes of:

  • Envied love
  • Forceful love and violence
  • Individuality vs. society
  • Fate