Romeo and Juliet: Act 1 Quiz

Answer each of the following in a few carefully worded sentences:

  1. What indications are there that the feud between the Montegues and Capulets has been going on for some time?
  2. When Benvolio saw Romeo at dawn, what did Romeo do?
  3. Why is it possible for Romeo and his friends to enter the Capulet house and mingle with the guests, undetected, until Tybalt recognizes Romeo’s voice?
  4. When Lady Capulet mentions Count Paris to Juliet, what is the nurse’s reaction?
  5. Approximately how long is it since old Capulet himself has danced at a ball? What indication was there in an earlier scene that Lady Capulet is considerably younger than her husband?