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1) What Italian city was the setting of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet?

In fair Verona, where we lay our scene ...

2) Who is Romeo in love with at the beginning of the play?

Romeo is infatuated with a girl named Rosaline, one of Capulet's nieces.

3) What was Romeo's last name?

The son of Montague and his wife, Romeo secretly loves and marries Juliet, the daughter of a rival House.

4) What was Juliet's last name?

Juliet is the only daughter of the patriarch of the House of Capulet.

5) Who recognizes Romeo at the Capulet ball?

Tybalt is enraged at Romeo for sneaking into the ball but is stopped from killing him by Juliet's father who does not wish to shed blood in his house.

6) Who asks Capulet for his daughter's hand in marriage?

Count Paris talks to Capulet about marrying his daughter Juliet, but Capulet asks him to wait "two more summers".

7) How old is Juliet?

One aspect of the story which now seems problematic is Juliet's age. As the story occurs, Juliet is approaching her fourteenth birthday.

8) Who is Romeo's cousin?

Benvolio serves as an unsuccessful peacemaker in the play, attempting to prevent violence between the Capulet and Montague families.

9) Who does Tybalt kill?

Tybalt, angry that Romeo has snuck into the Capulet ball, challenges him to a duel. Romeo, refuses to fight, but Mercutio accepts the duel on Romeo's behalf and is fatally wounded when Romeo attempts to break up the fight.

10) Who kills Tybalt?

Grief-stricken at Mercutio's death, Romeo slays Tybalt.