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Act 2 comprehension romeo and juliet

Romeo and Juliet
Comprehension Questions
Act 2, Scenes 1-2
Act 1, Scene 1
1. What happened to Romeo’s love for Rosaline?
2. Who does Mercutio think Romeo is in love with and waiting for?
Act 2, Scene 2
1. What two things does Romeo compare Juliet to?
2. What does Juliet think about Romeo’s name? What is Romeo willing to do with his name for
4. Why is Juliet at first cautious about making promises to Romeo?
5. What does Juliet instruct Romeo to send her the next day?
6. Who is Romeo going to visit at the end of the scene?
Romeo and Juliet
Comprehension Questions
Act 2, Scenes 3-4
Act 2, Scene 3
1. At the beginning of Scene 3, what does Friar Lawrence have in his basket?
2. With whom does Friar Lawrence assume Romeo has spent the night?
4. What positive effect does Friar Lawrence hope Romeo and Juliet’s marriage will have?
Act 2, Scene 4
1. How does Mercutio treat the Nurse?
2. What instructions does Romeo tell the Nurse to pass on to Juliet?
5. Who does the Nurse say also wants to marry Juliet? What does she say Juliet’s feelings are for
this other man?
Romeo and Juliet
Comprehension Questions
Act 2, Scenes 5-6
Act 2, Scene 5
1. What time of day is it?
2. How long has the Nurse been gone on her errand to Romeo?
3. Summarize Juliet’s complaints about the Nurse.
Act 2, Scene 6
1. Is Romeo fearful of the future? Explain the following lines:
“Then even death might do whatever it dares.
It is enough that I can call her mine.”
2. What is the Friar’s warning in the lines:
“Such strong feelings
Have strong ends,
And die too son.
They are like fire and gunpowder—
When they meet, they destroy each other.”
3. What is the Friar’s advice to Romeo in the following lines?
“So, love in moderation. That is how love lasts.”
4. What happens at the very end of this scene?