British Exam Board To Be Fined Over 'Romeo And Juliet' Question The test asked about Tybalt's hatred of the Capulet family. But Tybalt, you may remember, is a Capulet — he was Juliet's cousin. His hatred was for the Montagues.

British Exam Board To Be Fined Over 'Romeo And Juliet' Question

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NOEL KING, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Noel King. As if Shakespeare wasn't difficult enough, a British exam board is in hot water after more than 14,000 students took a test with a confounding question about "Romeo And Juliet." The test asked about Tybalt's hatred of the Capulets. But Tybalt, you may remember, is a Capulet. He's Juliet's cousin. He hated the Montagues. For the mistake, the exam board could be fined more than $200,000. Now, that's a tragedy. It's MORNING EDITION.

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