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Grade 9 Romeo and Juliet
Why does Romeo want to be a glove on Juliet's hand?
  1. He wants to hold her hand.
  2. He wants to be her servant.
  3. He wants to touch her cheek.
  4. He wants to feel the touch of her fingers.
Grade 9 Romeo and Juliet
Why does Juliet kiss Romeo?
  1. She missed him.
  2. She thinks it will revive him.
  3. She hopes there is poison on them to kill her.
  4. She wants him to know how much she loved him.
Grade 12 MacBeth
At the beginning of the play, Macbeth is viewed as
  1. a mighty warrior.
  2. a careless soldier.
  3. a heartless leader.
  4. a vicious murderer.
Grade 12 MacBeth
"Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o' the milk of human kindness." (Act I, Scene V)

Lady Macbeth says this line because she
  1. wants Macbeth to know she loves him.
  2. disagrees with the plans Macbeth has made.
  3. is afraid that she will be Macbeth's next victim.
  4. does not think Macbeth can complete the murder.
Grade 9 Romeo and Juliet
Which words best describe Mercutio?
  1. angry
  2. in love
  3. a jokester
  4. only child
Grade 12 MacBeth
How does Shakespeare create an air of uncertainty when the witches talk?
  1. He does not identify who is speaking.
  2. He incorporates a variety of oxymorons.
  3. He has them always speak in rhyming couplets.
  4. He mixes choral speech with individual expressions.
Grade 9 Romeo and Juliet
What does Juliet give the Nurse to take to Romeo?
  1. a ring
  2. a note
  3. a bottle
  4. a flower
Grade 9 Romeo and Juliet
Why does Romeo kill Tybalt?
  1. to avenge the death of Mercutio
  2. because Tybalt forbid him to marry Juliet
  3. to help keep Benvolio from being arrested
  4. as the result of an accident while swinging his sword
Grade 9 Romeo and Juliet
How does Lord Capulet plan to make things better?
  1. let Paris marry her
  2. buy her some jewelry
  3. send Juliet on vacation
  4. give Romeo his blessing
Grade 12 MacBeth
Before he became Thane of Cawdor, what was Macbeth's title?
  1. Sir Macbeth
  2. Thane of Glamis
  3. Lord of Norweyan
  4. He did not have a title.
Grade 9 Romeo and Juliet
What did Romeo dream about?
  1. Tybalt's ghost
  2. the Capulet ball
  3. his wedding to Juliet
  4. Juliet finding him dead
Grade 12 MacBeth
"Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand?" (Act II, Scene I)

This line shows
  1. one of Macbeth's first descents into madness.
  2. that someone has been trying to kill Macbeth.
  3. Macbeth's knowledge of and skill with daggers.
  4. the way Macbeth plans to murder King Duncan.
Grade 9 Romeo and Juliet
What news does Friar Laurence bring Romeo?
  1. He tells him Tybalt has died.
  2. He tells him the Prince has banished him.
  3. He tells him Juliet has asked for a divorce.
  4. He tells him the Nurse has brought Juliet to see him.
Grade 9 Romeo and Juliet
What is Juliet most upset about?
  1. Tybalt being killed
  2. Romeo being banished
  3. The Nurse bringing her the news
  4. Her parents crying over Tybalt's corpse
Grade 9 Romeo and Juliet
Grade 12 MacBeth
"If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me." (Act I, Scene III)

Macbeth says this line to show that he
  1. has killed the king.
  2. desires wealth and fame.
  3. believes in the power of luck.
  4. has begun to believe the witches' prophecy.
Grade 9 Romeo and Juliet
What will Capulet do if Juliet refuses to marry Paris?
  1. kill Romeo
  2. disown her
  3. find another man
  4. get over it eventually
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