Julius Caesar Quotations Quiz

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Act 2"It must be by his death; and for my part,/ I know no personal cause to spurn at him,/ But for the general. He would be crowned./ How that might change his nature, there's the question." (2.1.10-13)a) Brutus b) he is saying that Caesar has to die, but he has no reason to kill him, but only for the good of Rome; he wants to avoid conflict by removing him from power"The genius and the mortal instruments/ Are then in council, and the state of man, / Like to a little kingdom, suffers/ The nature of an insurrection." (2.1.66-69)a) Brutus b) Brutus is conflicted, torn between his loyalty to Caesar or Rome"...but do not stain/ The even virtue of out enterprise, / Nor th' insuppressive mettle of our spirits, / To think that or our cause or our performance/ Did need and oath." (2.1.132-136)a) Brutus b) Brutus doesn't want an oath because he thinks that their cause is so right that they don't need to shake on it"Our course will seem to bloody...To cut the head off and then hack the limbs, / Like wrath in death and envy afterwards." (2.1.162-164)a) Brutus b) Brutus doesn't want to kill Mark Antony because that's not their cause, they are just removing Caesar from power"Let me work,/ For I can give his humor true bent,/ And I will bring him to the Capitol." (2.1.209-211)a) Decius b) it is Decius' job to get Caesar to go to the capitol by "fooling him""And with a heart new-fired I follow you, / To do I know not what; but it sufficeth/ That Brutus leads me on. " (2.1.332-334)a) Ligarus b) he is involved because he is a follower of Brutus, yet he has a lack of knowledge about what's going on"Cowards die many times before their deaths; / The valiant never taste of death but once." (2.2.32-33)a) Caesar b) because of fear, cowards don't do things, so they "die" multiple times; while brave people don't live with fear and die once"...Besides, it were a mock/ Apt to be rendered, for someone to say/ 'Break up the Senate till another time,/ When Caesar's wife shall meet with better dreams.'/ If Caesar hide himself, shall they not whisper/ 'Lo Caesar is afraid?'" (2.2.96-101)a) Decius b) he is trying to make Caesar think that they are going to offer him the crown, so they are going to think he is a coward because of this wife's dreams"...beware of Brutus; take heed of/ Cassius; come not near Casca..." (2.3.1-2)a) artemidorus b) the letter he is reading is warning Caesar for what is about to happen; if he reads it, it will save his lifeAct 3"I wish your enterprise today may thrive." (1.3.13)a) popilius b) he isn't a member of the conspiracy, but he is wishing Cassius luck (adds suspense)"I am constant as the Northern Star, / Of whose true-fixed and resting quality / There is no fellow in the firmament. / The skies are painted with unnumb' red sparks, / They are all fire and everyone doth shine; / But there's but one in all doth hold his place... and that I am he." (3.1.60-70)a) Caesar b) Caesar is being surrounded by Senators that want him to change something and he is being full of himself"Speak hands for me!" (3.1.76)a) Casca b) Casca stabs Caesar after saying this and that starts the attack"Et tu, Brute? Then fall Caesar" (3.1.77)a) Caesar b) it is saying, "Even you Brutus?" He feels betrayed and says this right before he dies"Oh mighty Caesar! Dost thou lie so low?/ Are all thy conquests, glories, triumphs, spoils,/ Shrunk to this little measure?" (3.1.148-150)a) Mark Antony b) this is when mark sees Caesar dead; he is talking about all of the great things Caesar did and now it's all gone because of these men"As Caesar/ loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, / I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honor him; but as/ he was ambitious, I slew him." (3.2.24-27)a) Brutus b) Brutus is speaking to the crowd; he is saying that he is sad because Caesar is his friend, but he was too ambitious so he killed him for the good of Rome"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears;/ I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him." (3.2.75-76)a) Mark Antony b) he is giving his speech at Caesar's funeral; he is getting their attention by saying that he isn't going to praise Caesar"He hath brought many captives home to Rome, / Whose ransoms did the general coffers fill; / Did this in Caesar seem ambitious? / When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept; / Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. / Yet Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honorable man." (3.2.90-96)a) Mark Antony b) He keeps saying that Caesar was ambitious and they are all honorable men which is verbal irony; he is being strategic"...let me not stir you up/ To such a sudden flood of mutiny. / They that have done this deed are honorable." (3.2.211-213)a) Mark Antony b) he says this after he got the crowd against Brutus, but he is still not saying bad things about the men; he is saying that his intention is to not get them wound up, but he really is; verbal ironyActs 4 & 5"This is a slight unmeritable man, / Meet to be sent on errands. Is it fit, / The threefold world divided, he should stand/ One of the three to share it? (4.1.12-15)a) Mark Antony b) he is saying that Lepidus is worthless and shouldn't be a ruler; Antony is showing his true colors"Thou hast described / A hot friend cooling. Ever note, Lucilius, / When love begins to sicken and decay/ It useth an enforced ceremony. " (4.2.18-21)a) Brutus b) he is describing Cassius and himself as not as close as they used to be"I an itching palm? / You know that you are Brutus that speaks this, / Or, by the gods, this speech were else your last." (4.3.12-14)a) Cassius b) Brutus accuses of Cassius of being greedy; Cassius responds angerly and they are about to fight"Impatience of my absence, / And grief that young Octavius with Mark Antony/ Have met themselves so strong...with this she fell distract; / And (her attendants absent) swallowed fire." (4.3.151-155)a) Brutus b) these are the reasons why Portia killed herself; all of this stuff happened and she was so overwhelmed"Tis better that the enemy seek us; / So shall he waste his means, weary his soldiers, / Doing himself offense, whilst we, lying still,/Are full of rest, defense, and nimbleness." (4.3.198-201)a) Cassius b) they are trying to come up with the best military strategy; Cassius wants to stay rather than meeting in the middle so that they are rested"There is a tide in the affairs of men/ Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;/ Omitted, all the voyage of their life/ Is bound in shallows and in miseries./ On such a full sea are we now afloat,/ And we must take the current when it serves,/ Or lose our ventures." (4.3.217-223).a) Brutus b) they are going to march to Philippi because now it their time to strike"...To tell thou shall see me at Philippi." (4.3.282)a) Caesar (ghost) b) Caesar comes back as a ghost and talks to Brutus; it means that Brutus will die at Philippi; foreshadowing"Come down; behold no more. / O coward that I am to live so long/ To see my friend ta'en before my face!" (5.3.33-35)a) Cassius b) this is where Cassius commits suicide because he can't take it anymore. He thought that Titanius was surrounded by Mark's men, but it was actually Brutus"This was the noblest Roman of all. / All the conspirators save only he / Did that they did in envy of great Caesar; / He, only in general honest thought / And common good to all/ Made one of them." (5.5.69-72)a) Mark Antony b) he is talking very highly of Brutus as he is lying there dead; he wasn't jealous of Caesar like the others