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Julius Caesar Act 1 & 2 Quiz

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Why are Marullus and Flavius upset about the commoners not being at work?
no conquest or purpose
What is a pun?
Play on words
What does Caesar ask Antony to do during the race at the celebration?
touch his wife
What quote foreshadows events to come?
"Beware the ides of March"
What do Brutus and Cassius do during the celebration?
join together in the conspiracy
List three reasons Cassius says Caesar should not be king.
unworthy tyrant, too much ambition, dangerous
What causes the crowd to cheer three times?
Caesar denies the crown
Who is the Senator who speaks Greek?
Cicero
List four men who are not supporters of Caesar at this time.
Flavius, Marcullus, Brutus, Cassius
Which of the four men must be convinced to join the conspiracy?
Brutus
Define soliloquy.
a speech given by a character that reveals his thoughts and feelings aloud
What does Cassius reveal in his soliloquy in Act 1?
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What two comments does Shakespeare make about the nature of humans?
easily swayed, man's jealousy drives him
Who is Caesar's wife?
Calpurnia
What two physical aliments does Caesar have?
deaf in one ear, epilepsy
Who relates the story of the offering of the crown?
Casca
Give two reasons Brutus must be a part of the conspiracy for it to work?
he is a well respected noble, they will kill him
Who is described as having a "lean and hungry look"?
Cassius
From the final scene of Act 1, give an example of the foreshadowing of bad things to come.
unnatural occurrences (hand on fire)
What is Cassius' plan to convince Brutus to join the conspiracy?
write false/imflamatory letters, visit him one more time
Brutus is concerned about what in the opening scene of Act 2?
time
Who is Brutus' servant?
Lucius
What does Lucius find?
false letters
Act 2 opens in the early morning hour of what date?
Ides of March
What is the ides of March significant?
Soothsayer said beware the ides of march
How do the conspirators try to hide their identities when they visit Brutus?
Cover themselves with clothing
Why must the conspirators be secretive when visiting Brutus?
Don't want to be exposed
Brutus and Cassius are foils. What is a foil?
One character contrasts the other
Why does Brutus not want Mark Antony to be killed along with Caesar?
Unnecessary butchering
Why do the conspirators not ask Cicero to join the conspiracy?
He won't follow anything the other men begin
Brutus says his decision to join the conspiracy is not personal but for?
The good of Rome, for the people
The conspirators worry that Caesar will not attend the Senate. Who plans to use flattery and deceit to convince Caesar to attend?
Thesius
Define anachronism.
Out of place, out of time
What is an example of anachronism in Act 2?
Clock
Who is Brutus' wife?
Porsha
How does Brutus' wife try to prove to him that she is strong?
Gives herself a voluntary wound to her thigh
Why does Calpurnia say Caesar should stay home?
She had a dream about his statue
What do the augerers say about the omens for Caesar?
He should not go forth today
How does Decius interpret Calpurnia's dream?
Rome shall suck reviving blood
What does Decius use to convince Caesar to go to the Senate?
Flattery & deceit
Who got with Caesar to the Senate?
Conspirators
Define aside.
A character speaks to the audience or another character but no one else hears it
Define blank verse.
Natural rhythms of english speech unrhymed