Romeo & Juliet - Vocabulary Week 3
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  • Question 1
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    What is the meaning of Disparage?

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    To speak down to another in an insulting and rude manner

    To be understanding and appreciative

    To listen carefully before making any decisions

    To physically hurt or injure another person

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    What is the meaning of Fortune in the context of Romeo & Juliet?

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    When a patriarchal figures such as Lord Capulet decides you will marry against your will

    The role of luck in Elizabethan society which they believed was divine

    Something that is written in the stars and out of their control

    When a gypsy lady will tell you your future

  • Question 3
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    BONUS: Which character says "O I am fortune's fool!"

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    What is the meaning of Capricious?

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    Given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behaviour

    Being steady and calm in all matters

    Offering help and support as an intermediary for your friends and confidants

    Not planning ahead or considering the consequences of your actions

  • Question 5
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    BONUS: Which figure in Elizabethan superstition would have been Capricious?

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    Lady Luck (also called Fortuna)

    Juliet

    Lady Capulet

    Death

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    What is the meaning of Malcontent?

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    A difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation

    A person who is dissatisfied and rebellious

    A person who helps two parties with a view to reconciling differences between them

    An innocent or unsophisticated young person unable to lie

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    BONUS: What is the Latin root word for Malcontent and what does it reveal about the meaning of the word?

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    Mal means 'Bad or Evil' in Latin which suggests a person who is consistently dissatisfied with the way things are and spreads this bad feeling to others through their actions
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    Bad or Evil
    Dissatisfied or unhappy
  • Question 8
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    BONUS: Who is considered the Malcontent throughout the play?

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    Romeo

    Friar Lawrence

    Tybalt

    Prince Escalus

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    What is the meaning of Antagonist?

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    A character who lies and sows distrust throughout a story

    A character who rarely is involved in the action but used to emphasise the qualities of other characters

    A character who actively opposes or is hostile to the protagonist

    A character who takes centre stage and is key to the development of the plot in a story

  • Question 10
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    BONUS: Who behaves in an Antagonistic way in Act 3 Scene 1?

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    Tybalt

    Mercutio

    Benvolio

    Romeo

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    What is the meaning of Solemnity

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    A formal, dignified rite or ceremony

    A raucous party with over the top celebration

    To behave irresponsibly

    To behave correctly and with decorum given the situation

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    BONUS: Which character is concerned about Romeo and his friends coming "hither covered with an antic face, to fleer and scorn at our solemnity"

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    What is the meaning of Rogue?

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    A character who behaves in a principle manner even in trying or difficult circumstances

    A dishonest or unprincipled villain

    A person who cheats at card games

    A loveable and slightly cheeky character

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    BONUS: Which of these are synonyms used by the characters for Rogue?

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    Villain

    Scoundrel

    Pilgrim

    Knave

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    What is the meaning of Objectify?

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    To degrade something or someone to the status of a mere object, not seeing their full worth

    The verb for to pick up and use an object in its intended purpose

    To create something using your own hands and skill

    Making something or someone feel worthwhile in the manner in which you treat them

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    BONUS: How is Juliet objectified as a female throughout the play? Select all the answers you believe to be correct

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    Her father forces her to marry Paris against her will as he has ultimate control over her future

    Romeo compares her to worshipping a saint and therefore places her on a pedestal of unachievable and unrealistic expectations

    Tybalt defends their family honour by killing Romeo but doesn't stop to speak to his cousin about it first

    The nurse encourages her just to marry Paris instead and forget about Romeo therefore not taking into consideration her emotions and attachments

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    What is the meaning of Virtuous?

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    Being very good at playing a musical instrument

    Physically strong and able to protect those weaker than them when it is needed

    Having a high degree of morality; used to describe well behaved daughters

    Having a low degree of morality; used to describe poorly behaved daughters

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    What is the meaning of Portent?

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    A superstitious sign of something about to happen

    A sign that leads the way or highlights a direction that a character could take

    A change in weather or behaviour that is unexpected and has disastrous consequences

    A sudden reversal in fortunes or change in a character's choices

  • Question 19
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    BONUS: Select all of the quotations that reveal a portent to conflict and potentially death in the play

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    Juliet: "Then have my lips the sin that they have took" Act 1 Scene 4

    Romeo: "For my mind misgives some consequence yet hanging in the stars" Act 1 Scene 4

    Romeo: "fall upon the ground, as I do now, Taking the measure of an unmade grave" Act 3 Scene 3

    Juliet: "I have an ill-divining soul. Methinks I see thee now, thou art so low As one dead in the bottom of a tomb" Act 3 Scene 5

  • Question 20
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    BONUS: Select all the ways in which Juliet remains virtuous throughout the play

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    She kisses Romeo before they are married

    She encourages him to take her hand in a "holy palmer's kiss" instead of kissing him

    She marries him rather than elope or have a relationship outside of wedlock

    She refuses to marry Paris because she will be breaking her vows to Romeo

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