Romeo and Juliet: Shakespeare's Famous Star-Crossed Lovers


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Why does Juliet ask, 'Wherefore art thou Romeo?'

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1. _____ kills Tybalt, which leads to him being punished by _____.

2. At the end of the play, both Romeo and Juliet are dead. Which of the following is a factor that contributed to this ending?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet has been reinterpreted countless times in multiple ways, and this quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of the plot behind the original play. You'll be tested on the characterization of Romeo and Juliet, and how their story progresses as 'star-crossed lovers.'

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Romeo's mood at the start of the play
  • Juliet's reactions to conflict and tragedy throughout the play
  • Symbolism of the nightingale and lark
  • Tybalt's role in the play's plot

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 Romeo and Juliet lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read passages of dialogue between Romeo and Juliet and interpret them correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the major characters in Romeo and Juliet

Additional Learning

To learn more about Romeo and Juliet, review the accompanying lesson, Summary of Romeo and Juliet. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the major characters in Romeo and Juliet
  • Understand the plot of Romeo and Juliet
  • Interpret the meaning of Shakespearean dialogue in modern English
  • Identify ways in which the play has been reinterpreted