Romeo & Juliet - Vocabulary Week 1
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  • Question 1
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    What is the meaning of Patriarchy?

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    Someone who acts as a link or go-between for people to bring about an agreement

    A system of society in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it

    Intense hatred for women

    Women who are agreeable to the ideas of men

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    What is the meaning of Predicament?

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    Not fully understanding the events that will unfold

    The hidden power believed to control future events

    A difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation

    Being trapped and enslaved

  • Question 3
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    BONUS QUESTION: Which of these is NOT a synonym for Predicament?

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    Bind

    Quandary

    Dilemma

    Benefit

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    What is the meaning of Amorous?

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    Admiring a person's achievements

    Religious, heavenly love

    Paternal and familial love

    Demonstrating feeling, or relating to desire

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    BONUS QUESTION: Which of these are reasons why young women such as Juliet must protect their virtue.

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    They must remain chaste and 'pure' for marriage

    They must avoid disgracing their family's honour

    Their 'worth' was associated with their conduct in a patriarchal society

    They could be disowned by their fathers and lose their position in society

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    What is the meaning of Fate?

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    The hidden power believed to control future events

    A belief that the future is unknowable

    Something that means we have control over the future

    The belief that all that is certain in this world is death and taxes

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    What is the meaning of Abhor?

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    An intricate latticework

    Intense hatred for another

    To find something disgusting

    To celebrate in adoration

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    BONUS QUESTION: Which of these characters abhor the other?

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    Lord Capulet → Lord Montague

    Tybalt → Romeo

    Romeo → Tybalt

    Mercutio → Tybalt

    Benvolio → Tybalt

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    What is the meaning of Adversary?

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    A person who is indifferent to another

    A person who supports and assists another

    An enemy or foe

    Someone who acts as a link or go-between for people to bring about an agreement

  • Question 10
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    BONUS QUESTION: Give as many synonyms for Adversary as you can

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    What is the meaning of Arbitrate?

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    To get in the way of two warring groups

    To make a situation worse with your involvement

    To create conflict and confusion between groups of people

    To act between parties with a view to reconciling differences

  • Question 12
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    BONUS QUESTION: Which characters act as arbitrators at different points in the play?

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    Romeo

    Benvolio

    Lady Capulet

    The Nurse

    Mercutio

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    What is the meaning of Lament?

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    A beautiful and sad hymn sung at funerals

    To be punished for a wrong that has been committed

    To suffer physically by being kept separate from your one true love

    To feel deep sorrow at the loss of something

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    What is the meaning of Guilelessness?

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    An innocent or unsophisticated young person unable to lie

    A person who laments intensely

    An inability to speak without weeping

    A description of somebody who cannot be trusted

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    What is the meaning of Intermediary?

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    Something of intermediate difficulty

    Someone who acts as a link or go-between for people to bring about an agreement

    A challenging situation

    A person who encourages war and conflict between two groups of people

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