Romeo and Juliet: Key Points


These flashcards test students' knowledge about the characters and plot of Romeo and Juliet.
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What family does Romeo belong to? Montague
What family does Juliet belong to? Capulet
Why do the Montague and Capulet family dislike each other? It's an ancient (very old) grudge; they do not even remember what started it.
Who is Romeo's cousin? Benvolio
Who is Romeo's best friend? Mercutio
Who is Juliet's cousin? Tybalt
What happens at the start of the play? There is a huge fight between the Montague and Capulet servants then Tybalt joins in and Benvolio tries to stop it.
Why does Capulet decide to hold a masquerade ball? As an apology for the earlier fight between his servants and the Montague servants.
Who tells Romeo and Juliet which family they each come from? The Nurse
What do Romeo and Juliet do the day after the masquerade ball? They get married.
Who organises the marriage for Romeo and Juliet? The Nurse
Who marries Romeo and Juliet? Friar Lawrance
What happens between Mercutio and Tybalt after Romeo marries Juliet? Tybalt wants to fight Romeo for attending the Capulet masquerade ball. Romeo will not fight so Mercutio fights instead and is killed by Tybalt.
What happens between Romeo and Tybalt after Mercutio is killed? Romeo kills Tybalt in anger.
Juliet is crying because Romeo will now be banished. Why does Lady Capulet think she is crying? Because Tybalt is dead.
Romeo and Juliet spend the night together and Romeo leaves in the morning. What happens next? Lady Capulet tells Juliet she will be marrying Paris.
How does Juliet respond to Lady Capulet's news? Juliet is angry and says she will NOT marry Paris.
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