The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Study Guide 3

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In Act I scene 1, why do Flavius and Marullus try to disrupt the festivities?

A.they think the holiday disrupts the feast of Lupercal
B. they resent the defeat and murder of Pompey
C. they worry that Caesar will be offended by the smell and manners of the crowd
D. they feel that Caesar will be embarrassed by the festival

How does Caesar first enter the play?

A. in disgrace;he has been captured
B. in defeat
C. in triumph; he has defeatd Pompey
D. in disguise

What does Cassius first ask Brutus in Ace I Scene 2?

A. what happened at the battle
B. where is his wife
C. why has he been so distant and thoughtful lately
D.whether he wants to be king instead of Caesar

In Act I scene 2 ,Cassius characterizes Caesar as...

A. sincere and proud
B. that he and Antony have had an argument
C. that he thinks the Senate is doomed
D. that he fears the people want Caesar for their kind

What does cassius first ask Brutus in Act I scene?

A. that his wife is dead
B. that he and Antony have ahd an argument
C. that he thinks the senate is doomed
D. that he fears the people want Caesar for their king

The three shouts from the crowd that Brutus and Cassius hear in Ace I represent...

A. Caesar asking for his throat to be cut
B. Caesar tuning down the crown offered by Antony
C. accepting the crown offered by Antony
D. Caesar describing his victory to the crowd

Casca's description of Caesar's behavior when he is offered the crown in Act I scene 2,

A. his family conections and wealth
B. his personal heroism and charm
C. the support of a few noblemen
D. his manipulation of the masses

Which of the following images is meant to convey a sense of suspicion and mistrust?

A.owl in the marketplace at midday
B. Caesar offering his bared throat
Caesar as a colossus
D.Cassius with a lean and hungry look

What is the main purpose of the terrible storm in Act I Scene 3?

A. owl in the market place at midday
B. Caesar offering his bared throat
C.Caesar as a colossus
D Cassius with a lean and hungry look

What finally convinces Brutus to join the conspirators?

A. forged letters planted by Cinna
B. visits from the citizens
C. his intuition
D. the omens

In Act II, what important decision is made?

A. Caesar agrees to stay home to please Calpurnia
B. Caesar resolves to banish Publius Cimber
C. Brutus makes up his mind to join the conspiracy
D. Decius decides to offer the crown to Caesar

Why does Brutus refuse to take an oath to kill Caesar?

A. his word as a Roman is good enough
B. he does not want to commit himself
C. he intends to back out of the plot
D. he does not trust the other conspirators

What is the first major mistake that Brutus makes?

A. not killing Caesar
B. not killing Antony
C. telling Portia his secret
D. reading the letters written by Cassius

When Caesar appears in Scene 2, he seems to be...

A. bold and reckless
B. timid and superstitious
C. sneaky and conspiratorial
D. trusting and dignified

Why does Calpurnia urge Caesar to stay home rather than appear at the Senate?

A. he travels too much; they have hardly seen each other lately
B. he does not appear presentable enough
C. she has had nightmares about his death
D. they are expecting company and she does not want to be alone

Why does Caesar ignore Calpurnia's warnings?

A. he is deaf in on ear and fails to hear her correctly
B. Decius convinces him that Calpurnia's dream and the omens mean nothing bad
C. he wants fresh air
D. he wants to go out to meet with his friends

What does Artemidorus offer Caesar in the street?

A. a crown
B. a new shield
C. money
D. a letter

What do the conspirators do at the Senate?

A. kneel around Caesar
B. stab Caesar to death
C. proclaim "tyranny is dead"
D. All of these

Caesar's final words reflect which emotion?

A. depression
B. betrayal
C. anger
D. joy

What does Antony do when he arrives at Caesar's body?

A. he swears allegiance to Brutus
B. he weeps over Caesar's body
C. he shakes hands with the conspirators
D. all of the above

How are Antony's true feelings about the conspirators first revealed?

A. in dialogue with the conspirators
B. in his soliloquy over Caesar's body
C. in his funeral oration for Caesar
D. in a series of asides in conversation

What is Brutus' explanation for killing Caesar?

A. Caesar was evil
B. Caesar was ambitious
C. Caesar was weak
D. Brutus hated Caesar

What does Antony tell the crowd?

A. that Brutus is an honorable man
B. that Caesar brought riches to Rome and turned down the crown
C. that Caesar bequethed all of the citizens a large sum of money
D. A and C
E. A and B
F. all of these

What impression did Shakespeare give of the commoners in Act III?

A. they are easily manipulated
B. they are men of principle
C. they respect noblemen
D. they do not care for politics

What is shown by Scene 3, in which a group of commoners murders a poet?

A. the poet was a murderer
B. workers hate the arts
C. Romans are barbarians
D. mob rule now governs

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is classified as what type of play?

A. comedy
B. history
C. dramatic
D. tragedy

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is a play mainly about...

A. Caesar's murder
B. Caesar's military victories
C. Caesar's marriage
D. Caesar's dictatorship in Rome

Julius Caesar was murdered on...

A. March 15, 2004
B. March 14, 44 B.C.
C. March 15, 1954
D. March 15, 44 B.C

Which of the following is NOT a theme found in the play?

A. language is a powerful weapon that can be used to manipulate others
B. chaos results when the prescribed social order is broke
C. violence and bloodshed can often have morally good results
D. the best intentions of good, noble men can lead to tragedy

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