Romeo & Juliet Test & Key (Common Core Aligned)

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This zip file contains three Word documents. The first is a detailed study guide outlining test content. The second is a Common Core aligned summative assessment on Romeo & Juliet by Shakespeare, which is designed to measure reading comprehension and assess student analysis of key concepts and characters. The third is an answer key, which includes sample responses to short answer and essay questions.

The test covers the entirety of the play: Act 1, Act 2, Act 3, Act 4, and Act 5. It is structured as follows:

Part 1: Elements of Drama.
10 questions. Multiple Choice.
♦ Definition of drama
♦ Definition of aside
♦ Definition of monologue
♦ Definition of act
♦ Definition of soliloquy
♦ Definition of playwright
♦ Definition of blocking
♦ Division of the stage into 9 parts
♦ The format of a sonnet
♦ Definition of spectacle

Part 2: History of Drama.
10 questions. True/False.
♦ Typical number of acts in a play
♦ Origins of drama
♦ The significance of Aeschylus
♦ Arena stages
♦ Shakespeare's three primary types of plays
♦ The Globe as the first permanent theatre
♦ Exclusion of females from the stage
♦ Spectators inside the Globe Theatre
♦ Daytime performances
♦ Unruly behavior among groundlings

Part 3: Romeo & Juliet Characters.
24 questions. Multiple Choice.
♦ Friar Laurence
♦ Prince Escalus
♦ Lord Capulet
♦ Lady Capulet
♦ Paris
♦ Mercutio
♦ The Nurse
♦ Romeo
♦ Juliet
♦ Tybalt
♦ Benvolio
♦ Balthasar
♦ Lord Montague
♦ Lady Montague
♦ Friar John

Part 4: Literary Devices.
10 questions. Multiple Choice.
♦ Oxymoron
♦ Verbal irony
♦ Dramatic irony
♦ Situational irony
♦ Hyperbole
♦ Internal conflict
♦ Metaphor
♦ Theme
♦ Personification
♦ Foreshadowing
♦ And more

Part 5: Romeo & Juliet Quotes and Excerpts.
14 questions. Matching quote to speaker and context.
♦ “Good pilgrim, you do wrong your hand too much…”
♦ “But soft! What light through yonder window breaks…”
♦ “...thou art a villain.”
♦ “Ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man.”
♦ “Condemned villain, I do apprehend thee…”
♦ “O churl! Drunk all, and left no friendly drop…”
♦ “I do but keep the peace…”
♦ “My child is yet a stranger in the world…”
♦ “O, I am fortune’s fool.”
♦ “This intrusion shall, now seeming sweet…”
♦ “...hang, beg, starve, die in the streets…”
♦ “Capulet! Montague! ...all are punished.”
♦ “Parting is such sweet sorrow…”
♦ “For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your household’s rancor to pure love.”

Part 6: Short Answer.
8 questions.
♦ Purpose of a chorus
♦ Marriage in Shakespeare's day
♦ Romeo's emotional swings
♦ Romeo's willingness to renounce his name
♦ The balcony scene
♦ Juliet's feelings toward marrying Paris
♦ Theme
♦ Juliet's death

Part 7: Essay.
3 total essays. Students choose 2.
♦ Lady Capulet's relationship to Juliet and her attempts to convince Juliet to marry Paris
♦ Tragic mistakes and how they could have been avoided
♦ Determining who is to blame for Romeo and Juliet's death and why/how
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