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English 1 at AOL Julius Caesar Quiz Answers

Judging from the events in Act 1, the political mood and behavior of the Romans are best described as-

Fickle and changeable

When we first see Brutus, he appears to be-

At war with himself

Which line from Act 1 foreshadows what will happen to Caesar?

"Beware the Ides of March"

" Truly, sir... I am but, as you would say, a cobbler" is an example of-

A Pun

Cassius states,
Men ar some time are masters of their fates:
The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.
From this you can infer that Cassius-

Thinks that it is up to them to change what they do not like

The crowd shouts three times for-

Caesar to accept a crown

WHat are the most loyal supporters of Caesar in Act 1?

The common people

At the end of Scene 2, Cassius plans-

to persuade Brutus to join the conspiracy against Caesar

In Scene 3, Shakespeare uses a violent storm and other unusual natural events to suggest what?

the onset of chaos in Rome

In Scene 3, Cicero says to Casca, "this disturbed sky/ Is not to walk in" Other than the actual weather, Cicero refers to the fact that he-

Wants no part in the conspiracy against Caesar

Act 1, the exposition, includes all of the following elements except-

a series of complications during character' attempt to resolve conflicts

The protagonist is the character who-

drives the action

Cassius's character can best be described as-


the ventral conflict introduced in Act 1 is between-

Caesar and his opponents

Brutus's soliloquy reveals his true feelings about-


As Act 2 progresses, Portia becomes more-

anxious over Brutus's plants

Cassius as a foil, influences Brutus in all the following actions except the-

decision that Antony should be murdered

Caesar's initial decision to stay at home rather than to go to the Senate is a response to-

the concerns of Calphurnia

Caesar's conflict about whether or not to go to the Senate is resolved by-

Decius's giving him a positive interpretation of Calphurnia's dream

As Caesar decides whether or not to go to the Senate, he says,
Mark Antony shall say I am not well,
And for thy humor, I will stay at home.
When Caesar refers to humor, he means-


Caesar disregards the omens for all the following reasons except-

he does not trust the augurers

Brutus compares Caesar to a newly hatched serpent to show that Caesar is-

Capable of becoming a tyrant

when he arrives to take Caesar to the Senate, Decius can be characterized as-

manipulative and persuasive

an attempt to warn Caesar of the conspiracy occurs in the form of a -

letter from Artemidorus

When Brutus delivers a soliloquy in Scene 1, He does all of the following except-

address Portia

Act 2 includes the rising action of the play, which is-

a series of complications in the plot

Shakespeare builds suspense by having Calphurnia do all of the following things except-

giving a speech telling of her dream of Caesar's assassination

when Portia delivers a soliloquy at the end of Act 2,-

Lucius is onstage, but not all of her speech is directed to him

The conspirator who first prevents Artemidorus from warning Caesar is-


Caesar's dying words express

surprise that Brutus is one of the assassins

Immediately after Caesar's death, Antony sends a servant to Brutus to-

declare his love for Brutus and to ask for an explanation

Which of the following sentences is not a reason Brutus allows Antony to speak at Caesar's funeral?

Brutus fears Antony

Among the conspirators the one who warns that Antony will scheme against them is-


In Act 3, Antony speaks of all the following feelings excepts his-

distrust of the Roman people

The reaction of plebeians to the speeches by Brutus and Antony may best be described as-


What is the difference between the two funeral orations?

Brutus is rational; Antony is fiery and emotional

Antony says to the assembled mob,
Good friends, sweet friends, let me not stir you up to such a sudden flood of mutiny.
By saying this, Antony-

actually moves the mob toward thoughts of mutiny against the conspirators

The plebeians mistake Cinna for-

A conspirator and attack him unfairly

the turning point of the play occurs when-

Brutus allows Antony to speak

after the conspirators kill Caesar, they bathe their hands and swords in Caesar's blood. These actions foreshadow the end of the play, when-

the blood of the conspirators will be spilled

when Cassius speaks in an aside to Brutus about whether Antony should speak at Caesar's funeral,-

his words are heard only by Cassius and the audience

Antony's funeral speech is not considered a soliloquy because-

both characters and audience hear the speech

The planned military conflict in Act 4 is between-

Brutus and Cassius on one side and Antony and Octavius on the other

in his attitude towards Lepidus, Antony is characterized as-


Brutus is motivated mainly by thoughts of=


an issue that stands between Cassius and Brutus is-

Cassius's is taking bribes

in his treatment of Cassius, Brutus is characterized as-

righteous but forgiving

The poet who appears in Brutus's tent in Scene 3-

keeps Brutus and Cassius at peace with each other

Cassius and Brutus argue over where they should do the battle with the triumvirate's troops. How is this conflict resolved?

not wanting further disagreement, Cassius embraces Brutus's plant

"To get a better view of Caesar's chariot as it travels down the road, Cassius first tries a mirror and then a telescope." In the preceding sentence, the anachronism is=


"Brutus was the last to raise his dagger and plunge it into Caesar's cloak, narrowly missing the watch in his pocket." In the preceding sentence, the anachronism is the-


What happens to Portia?

she takes her life

In the falling action of Act 4, main characters==

fall deeper into disaster

before the battle of Philippi, Brutus tells Cassius,
There is a tide in the affairs of me
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Brutus means that-

success depends on seizing opportunity

the appearance of Caesar's ghost is an example of-


Caesar's ghost-

tells Brutus that they will meet at Philippi

All of the action in Act 5 takes place during the span of-

a single day

Shakespeare's use of minor characters to report on the battle's progress helps to create-


in scen 1 lines 46-47, Cassius says to Octavius,
This tongue had not offended so today,
If Cassius might have ruled.
Cassius means that they would not be having their present conversation if-

Brutus had agreed with Cassius to murder Antony

What incorrect conclusion does Pindarus come to about what is happening on the battlefield?

Titinius is captured

The consequence of Pindarus's misreading of the battlefield is-

the death of Cassius

What really happens on the battlefield?

Brutus's army overpowers Octavius's army

What is ironic, or surprising about Brutus's suicide?

At the beginning of Act 5, he claimed that suicide was cowardly and vile

The arguments, battles and deaths in the final act serve to-

make clear the tragic irony in Brutus's motives

The character who most closely fits Aristotle's definition of a tragic hero is-

Brutus, because he is noble but flawed and causes his own downfall

the climax of the play occurs when-

Brutus dies

The last act of the play includes all of the following elements except?

Background information

In the resolution of the play, -

Brutus is given a respectful burial

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