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Julius Caesar Test Study Guide

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In what town was Shakespeare born?
Stratford-upon-Avon
What killed many babies at the time of Shakespeare's birth?
the plague
What foreign language did he study in school?
Latin
What Roman pet was his favorite?
Ovid
What do we call the missing decade of Shakespeare's life?
The Lost Years
Why was Shakespeare withdrawn from school?
To become an apprentice to his father
Who was the older woman Shakespeare married?
Anne Hathaway
Have many kids did Shakespeare have?
three
What play was Shakespeare's first major success in London?
Henry VI
Who was Shakespeare's early patron, and perhaps his lover?
The earl of south hampton
Which revealed more about Shakespeare- plays or sonnets?`
sonnets
Why was it expensive for Shakespeare to write at night?
the prices of candles were high
Where was Shakespeare's family while he was in London?
In Straford
During which forty days were no plays performed?
Lent
At its peak, how many people died per week from the plague?
1,000
Whose death in 1596 permanently changed Shakespeare
the death of his only son, Hamnet
What theater did Shakespeare help build and partly own?
the Globe
What was the first play at the Globe Theater?
Julius Caesar
What did Shakespeare use to provide setting for his plays?
language, imagery
Who played the parts of young girls in Shakespeare's theater?
young boys
Did Shakespeare ever act in his own plays?
yes
Did Shakespeare consider himself a poet or a playwright?
a poet
Who ascended the English throne in 1603?
James I
What became the new name of Shakespeare's acting company?
The King's Men
In Shakespeare's later plays what becomes the focus of fathers?
preoccupation with their daughters
What play sparked the fire that burned the Globe?
Henry VIII
Which of his family did Shakespeare slight in his will?
his wife
On what unique day did Shakespeare die?
his birthday
When were Shakespeare's collected plays first published?
1623
What poetic name did Ben Jonson give Shakespeare?
Sweet Swan of Avon
In which theater were most of Shakespeare's mahor plays performed?
the Globe theater
What design was the basic design of the Globe theater taken from?
Bear-baiting arenas
The stage of the globe was a platform and didn't have what kind of arch?
proscenium
The stage didn't have a ________ to close between acts.
curtain
The Globe Theater had no ______ and no control of _____________.
roof, lighting
Elizabethan plays featured ___________costumes.
elaborate
Elizabethan theaters used__________ but had little or no _________.
props, sets
Who paid the lowest admission costs and stood around the stand to watch the plays?
groundlings
What were often used to produce special effects?
heaven, hell
Shakespeare's plays were performed more _________ in the 16th century
quickly
There were no ________ in Elizabethan acting companies; so young ______ played the female roles.
women, boys
Julius Caesar was born in what year?
100 B.C.
Who were the three people who made up the first triumvirate
Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey
Who were the three people who made up the second triumvirate after Caesar's death?
Octavius, Lepidus, and Antony
Who were the conspirators that killed Caesar?
Cassius, Brutus, Casca, Cinna, Decius, Metellus Cimber, Ligarius, Trebonuis
Who told Caesar to beware the ides of march?
Soothsayer
Who was the first conspirator to stab Caesar?
Casca
Who tried to warn Caesar with a letter?
Artemedorius
What river did Caesar cross before he fought with Pompey?
the Rubicon river
What is a bondsman?
a slave
What does commons mean?
the common people
What is a consul
a cheif judge in Rome
What is a dictator?
an absolute ruler
What does plebeian mean?
lowest class
What is a Praetor?
a roman judge second to the consul
What is a rabblement/rout?
a mob of people
What is a senator?
a wealthy law maker?
What is a tribune, and name two from the play Julius Caesar?
a tribune is a low ranking judge, flavius and marullus
What is a triumvirate?
a three person ruling system
What is an alarum?
a trumpet call to arms
What is a battle?
a unit/section of the army
What are battles?
multiple sections of the army gathered to fight
What are charges?
a name for soldiers
What is a cohort?
a division of the army
What is an ensign?
a flag labeling a group or the person carrying the flag
The horse in general is what?
cavalry
5,000 soldiers or 10 cohorts
a legion
a conference between opposing leaders before a battle
parley
a captive who pays for their freedom
tributaries
Where do Cassius/ Brutus and Antony/ Octavius fight?
Phillipi
On what date is Julius Caesar assassinated?
March 15, 44 B.C.
How many days does the play cover?
six
How long do the actual events in the play take?
about three years