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