Answers for quiz on Romeo and Juliet and Jane Eyre
Love it….Hate it…whatever your feelings, its time to express your knowledge of…Romeo and Jane Eyre Juliet By Charlotte BronteBy William Shakespeare
1. Why did Shakespeare set his play in Verona, Italy?Was it because: A: Everything Italian was fashionable inTudor London in during Elizabeth’s reignB: Italy was believed by English people tobe a country full of hot-blooded people and 1 markwarring familiesC: Elizabeth I would not have allowed aplay to shown that showed London to be 2 marksthe centre of the kind of lawless behaviourRomeo and Juliet portrays
The families hated each other 2. Rome and Juliet are part 3 marks of two of Verona’s rich and famous families – the kind of families who would be written about in Hello magazine . Give Rome and Juliet their correct family names and explain why Romeo and Benvolio had to gate-crash Juliet’s dad’s party to find Montague beautiful girls and would Capulet never have been given a proper invite.
3. The prologue, structured as asonnet, gives a chance for theaudience to settle down (theElizabethans were a rowdy lot) andprepares them for what they are aboutto watch.What is unusual about the prologue?a. It tells the audience what happens at the end of the play 2 marksb. It is written in Italianc. It is structured as a sonnet, but uses a different sonnet structure
4. Romeo and Juliet are described inthe prologue as being ‘star-crossedlovers’.What would this suggest to theplay’s audience?a. Romeo and Juliet are different star signs (Romeo a rash Ares and Juliet a careful Taurus)b. They are innocent victims who do not control their own destiny 2 marks and their fate is already written in the starsc. They only meet at night, under the stars
5. Romeo describes Juliet and herbeauty in many differentways, but the thing he most oftencompares her to is:a. A heavenly angelb. The virgin Maryc. Light 2 marks
She doth teach the torches to burn bright!’ ‘ (1,v) Sun, star 2 marks, one for eachQ6 Name two other light sources to which Romeocompares Juliet
Dramatic irony 2 marks ‘O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.’Q7: Shakespeare used many different types of dramatic techniquein Romeo and Juliet to express emotions, create foreboding andbuild tension. What type of dramatic technique does Shakespeareuse in Act 2, ii (Balcony scene) which allows Romeo to find out thatJuliet already loves him?
Q8: Why are Benvolio’s words ‘For now , these hot days, is the madblood stirring’, important for introducing Act 3,i (The Fight Scene)? They create a sense of foreboding, suggesting that the heat is making Verona’s youth lose control of their behaviour and act rashly and violently. ‘Blood’ also makes the audience fear someone will be hurt or even killed Up to 4 marks
? King of Cats 2 marks Q9B: How does this insult express Mercutio’s feelingsQ9: What name does for Tybalt?Mercutio call Tybaltwhich expresses allMercutio’s disgust Cats were vermin in Elizabethan times and lived in filthy alleys. Mercutio’s insult infersand lack of respect for that Tybalt belongs in the gutterTybalt Capulet? 2 marks
• Alliteration • Monosyllabic words to sound like the beat of doom • Rhyming couplet • Iambic pentameter 2 marks ‘This day’s black fate on more Yet more anticipation days doth depend: of death and disaster! This but begins the woe, others 2 marks must end.’Q10: What is the effect on the audience of Romeo’s word after killing Tybalt?10B: State two of Shakespeare’s literary techniques that make these lines veryeffective?
In the balcony scene when he says that he Fate/Death would pilot a bark across the whole world just to find Juliet. This metaphor will remind the 2 marks audience of their hope and innocent happiness when they first meet 4 marks ‘Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on The dashing rocks thy sea-sick weary bark!’Q11: Who is Romeo addressing with these words?Q11B: Romeo has used the ‘bark’ (ship) metaphor before: When? andwhy would this make the audience find his words even more upsettingand tragic?
Q1: Approximately how manyyears after Shakespeare wroteRomeo and Juliet did Brontewrite her novel Jane Eyre?a. 300 years 2 marksb. 200 yearsc. 700 years
Q2: How would you describe the novel, Jane Eyre? a. A Victorian novel about love, passion and revenge in which love conquers all b. A Victorian gothic romance which deals with the2 marks themes of class, autonomy, love and morality c. A Victorian novel which celebrates female power2 marks and independence and exposes male weakness d. All three
Q3: Why is Jane so vulnerable in thenovel? She is a poor orphan 2 marksQ4: Jane has been brought up and educated torepress (hold back) her feelings; but, she hasone way that she can express her strongemotions. What is it? Her drawing and painting 2 marks
Q5: What is the name of Rochester’s house where Jane goes to work as governess? Thornfield Hall 2 marks It is isolated, huge, dark, gloomy and surrounded by wild and desolate countryside 2 marksQ5b: What makes this house and its setting typical of a gothicnovel?
Q6: What kind ofhero is Rochester? 1a. Unreliableb.Byronic 2 marksc. Dishonest 1
Q7: What is the narrative structure ofthe novel, Jane Eyre?a. First person narrative with achronological structure – the story is 2 markstold as if by Jane in the order the eventshappenedb. Third person narrative – Bronte is telling Jane and Rochester’s love story from the perspective of a third person narratorc. First person narrative – Rochester tells the story of how Jane’s love for him gave him a reason to love life again after his life was ruined when he was tricked into marrying a mad woman.
Q8: Why is Rochester only honest about his feelings for Jane when theymeet up outside?a. Rochester, a Byronic hero, is a man of action and hates being cooped up inside a houseb. The house represents the Victorian social conventions which dictated how people should behave and especially supported the Victorian class structure. Only outside could Rochester feel free from these restrictions 2 marksc. Jane is always finding an excuse to post a letter or do some kind of errand to get out of her duties as governess to Adele and go and find herself some real action – after all, the house and her job and the whole being a woman in Victorian times thing is so boring and there is a limit to how much drawing she can do
Q9: Poor Jane, she really feelstrapped. What is stopping her frombeing able to truly be herself?a. Lack of moneyb. Lack of family – her parents are dead and her aunt and cousins hate herc. The Victorian class structure – how can a governess get anywhere in life when they are either invisible to other people or there just to be abused?d. All three 2 marks
Q10: After meeting Rochester and falling in love with him, Jane caught up in an emotional torture and the struggle of what against what? a. Good against evil b. Reason against passion 2 marks c. Hot against cold Q10b: What does Jane compare her feelings towards Rochester with in Chapter 17: a. A sick dog who cannot help licking his wounds b. A man dying of thirst who drinks from a2 marks poisoned well even though he knows it will kill him c. An overweight woman who cannot help herself from eating that fifth chocolate cup cake
Q11: What kind of literary techniquedoes Bronte use to let the reader knowthat Jane has made a big mistakewhen she accepted Rochester’sproposal (that will teach her for lettingpassion rule reason) and thatsomething terrible will definitelyhappen? (end of Chapter 23) Pathetic fallacy 2 marks
Jane’s descriptions of his body languageQ12: Rochester is a very troubled man, 2 marksbut does not always express hisfeelings very well, probably because heis a Byronic hero. Yet, somehow, thereader usually knows what he is • ‘His whole face was colourless rockfeeling. • ‘His eye both spark and flint’ • ‘What a hot and strong grasp he had’ • ‘How like quarried marble’ was his faceHow does Bronte give the reader so • ‘spasmodic movement of fury or despair runmuch information about his feelings through him’without letting us into his head to hear • Rochester moved ‘as though an earth quakehis thoughts? had rolled under his feet’ • And any others • 4 marksQ12B: Can you give an example of this?