Julius Caesar Review
Terms in this set (30)
In the historical background of Caesar, who was included in the First Triumvirate?
Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus.
In the historical background of Caesar, who becomes the emperor after Julius Caesar?
In the historical background of Caesar, why was Caesar assassinated?
because the Senate thought he had too much power
Who was the reigning monarch when Shakespeare was writing his plays?
Which of the following are themes from the play Julius Caesar?
ambition, greed, and friendship.
What types of plays did Shakespeare write?
tragedies, histories, and comedies
Why do Flavius and Marullus want to know what everyone's occupation is?
because they want to know why they aren't at work
Why are the people not dressed in their normal work attire?
Today has been declared a holiday.
What class of people are out in the streets?
Where are the people headed?
to see Caesar return
What feast is also taking place?
Feast of Lupercal
What do Flavius and Marullus plan to do to the decorations for Caesar?
tear them down
What physical problem does Calpurnia suffer from?
She is barren.
Look up the definition of Soothsayer. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Which of the following is the best synonym for it?
What has Cassius noticed about Brutus lately?
He's been acting strange.
What interrupts Cassius and Brutus' conversation?
What does Brutus fear the disruption is signaling?
the people choosing Caesar for their king
Reread lines 226 - 251. How does Cassius describe Caesar?
as an attention hog
How does Brutus ultimately respond to Cassius' words?
He says he is willing to listen to what he has to say.
How does Caesar describe Cassius?
What does Casca say all of the shouting is for?
The people offered the crown to Caesar.
Who does Casca say is responsible for the unnatural events
Who does Cassius say is unnatural like the nights unnatural events?
What does Casca say that senators are planning to do tomorrow?
Who does Cassius blame for Caesar becoming a tyrant?
the people of Rome
What does Cinna hope Cassius can do?
convince Brutus to join their cause
What task does Cassius give Cinna?
putting the papers in Brutus' house
Why doesn't Brutus want Cicero to join their group?
because Cicero wants to lead not follow
Portia, Brutus' wife, has noticed that Brutus has not been acting like himself lately. What does Brutus say is the root of his poor mood and behavior?
He is sick.
Why does Portia claim she deserves to know Brutus' real secret?
because she is his wife and they should share these things