Star-Crossed Lovers: Definition, Archetype & Role in Shakespeare


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What is the definition of 'star-crossed lovers?'

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1. What is an archetype?

2. Who coined the term 'star-crossed lovers?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of star-crossed lovers in Shakespeare. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include the definition of star-crossed lovers and the ultimate fate of the star-crossed lovers in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of star-crossed lovers
  • What the term archetype means
  • The author responsible for coining the term 'star-crossed lovers'
  • The most popular representation of star-crossed lovers
  • How the story ends for the star-crossed lovers in Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related star-crossed lovers in Shakespeare lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as star-crossed lovers and archetype
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding star-crossed lovers in Shakespeare
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about star-crossed lovers in Shakespeare

Additional Learning

To learn more about the plays of William Shakespeare, review the accompanying lesson on Star-Crossed Lovers in Shakespeare. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define star-crossed lovers
  • Identify the author responsible for coining the phrase star-crossed lovers
  • Define archetype and give an example
  • Know why the characters of Romeo and Juliet are considered star-crossed lovers