Romeo and Juliet

Semester Exam Study Guide


Documents you may bring with you to use for the test:

  1. video guide
  2. study guide
  3. notes from web quest (see below)
  4. notes about favorite character


Things to do before the test:

  1. Review your web quest regarding Shakespeare’s life and take any notes you think may be important.
  2. Review the plot summary of the entire play; think about what happens when and why it happens
  3. Review the list of Elizabethan words and their meanings
  4. Review the following two passages from Romeo & Juliet:
    1. “O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!” through “As yonder lady o’er her fellows shows.” This is when Romeo first sees Juliet at the Capulet’s masked ball. (pg 624)
    2. “O, bid me leap, rather than marry Paris,” through “To live an unstained wife to my sweet love.” This is when Juliet is speaking to the Friar about how to get out of her predicament. (pg 678)
  5. Think about who your favorite character is. Why do you like that character in general? Also, decide what he/she does that you admire. Think of something he/she says that you think is important and decide why you think it’s important. Finally, write about something this character should have done instead of what he/she did do and be ready to explain why you think so.