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Quiz in Julius Caesar

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Act I - Scene I

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"Exeunt...."   (Act I - Scene I)

By the end of the scene, what has not been established through the characters of Flavius and Marullus?

"Assemble all the poor men of your sort, Draw them to Tiber banks, and weep your tears(60) Into the channel, till the lowest stream Do kiss the most exalted shores of all...."   (Act I - Scene I)

Which figures of speech are found in this passage?

"And do you now strew flowers in his way That comes in triumph over Pompey's blood?..."   (Act I - Scene I)

How does Marullus seem to feel as he addresses the commoners?

"But indeed, sir, we make holiday, to see Caesar and to rejoice in his triumph...."   (Act I - Scene I)

How does the Cobbler's tone change at this point in his conversation with Flavius?

"For who so firm that cannot be seduced?(..."   (Act I - Scene II)

Considering Cassius's conversations with Brutus and the plan he describes in this speech, in what way is Cassius most likely trying to "seduce" Brutus?

"Marullus and Flavius, for pulling scarfs off Caesar's images, are put to silence...."   (Act I - Scene II)

Why does this news seem to confirm Brutus's fears regarding Caesar?

"Such men as he be never at heart's ease Whiles they behold a greater than themselves,(215) And therefore are they very dangerous...."   (Act I - Scene II)

What does Caesar's assessment of Cassius and men like him reveal about Caesar?

"Brutus had rather be a villager Than to repute himself a son of Rome Under these hard conditions as this time(180) Is like to lay upon us...."   (Act I - Scene II)

Which statement does not express how Brutus feels about Caesar's having so much power in Rome?

"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings...."   (Act I - Scene II)

What idea is Cassius expressing to Brutus?

"poor Brutus with himself at war Forgets the shows of love to other men...."   (Act I - Scene II)

What is the nature of Brutus's problem?

"I hear a tongue, shriller than all the music, Cry “Caesar.”..."   (Act I - Scene II)

What does this detail imply about the Soothsayer?

"O, he sits high in all the people's hearts,..."   (Act I - Scene III)

As Casca explains in this speech, why do they need Brutus to join them in killing Caesar?

"Three parts of him Is ours already, and the man entire Upon the next encounter yields him ours.(165)..."   (Act I - Scene III)

What does Cassius plan to do when he sees Brutus?

"There's a bargain made...."   (Act I - Scene III)

What has Cassius accomplished through his conversation with Casca?

"So can I...."   (Act I - Scene III)

In the context of his conversation with Cassius, why is Casca's response significant?

"I know where I will wear this dagger then:(95) Cassius from bondage will deliver Cassius...."   (Act I - Scene III)

What does Cassius threaten to do if the Roman senate makes Caesar a king?

"Let it be who it is,..."   (Act I - Scene III)

What is the most likely reason Cassius doesn't answer Casca's question directly?

"heaven hath infused them with these spirits(75) To make them instruments of fear and warning Unto some monstrous state...."   (Act I - Scene III)

How does Cassius interpret the violent storm and the unnatural events in Rome?  

"This disturbed sky(40) Is not to walk in...."   (Act I - Scene III)

What is created in the scene through Cicero and Casca's discussion of the storm and the strange events in Rome?

"Why, saw you anything more wonderful? ..."   (Act I - Scene III)

In replying to Cicero's question, how many other supernatural events has Casca seen in Rome?

"What it is, my Caius, I shall unfold to thee, as we are going To whom it must be done...."   (Act II - Scene I)

Where are Brutus and Ligarius going?

"O ye gods,(315) Render me worthy of this noble wife!..."   (Act II - Scene I)

What has Portia done to prove to Brutus that she is noble, strong, and trustworthy?

"No, my Brutus, You have some sick offense within your mind, Which by the right and virtue of my place(280) I ought to know of;..."   (Act II - Scene I)

According to Portia, why does she have a right to know what is troubling Brutus?

"good morrow to you every one...."   (Act II - Scene I)

The conspiracy to kill Caesar is well underway. Who initiated it? Who now seems to be leading it?

"And I will bring him to the Capitol...."   (Act II - Scene I)

How does Decius plan to get Caesar to the Capitol if Caesar decides to stay home?

"For Antony is but a limb of Caesar...."   (Act II - Scene I)

Which type of figurative language does Shakespeare employ here?

"Let Antony and Caesar fall together...."   (Act II - Scene I)

Why does Cassius want to kill Antony, too?

"No, not an oath...."   (Act II - Scene I)

Which of these is not one of the reasons Brutus rejects the idea of taking an oath before they begin to plot Caesar's assassination?

"Give me your hands all over, one by one...."   (Act II - Scene I)

After speaking privately with Cassius, why does Brutus shake hands with each of the conspirators?

"O Rome, I make thee promise,..."   (Act II - Scene I)

Which statement is not a reason Brutus makes a promise to Rome after reading the letter?

"He would be crown'd: How that might change his nature, there's the question...."   (Act II - Scene I)

What conclusion does Brutus reach after considering the question in some detail?

"Be near me, that I may remember you...."   (Act II - Scene II)

Which literary element is illustrated in this passage?

"Pardon me, Caesar, for my dear dear love To your proceeding bids me tell you this,..."   (Act II - Scene II)

What is the one way Decius does not manipulate Caesar in this speech?

"Do not go forth today. Call it my fear That keeps you in the house and not your own...."   (Act II - Scene II)

What does Calpurnia understand about Caesar's character?

"It seems to me most strange that men should fear Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come...."   (Act II - Scene II)

Which statement does not reflect Caesar's attitude toward death?

"These things are beyond all use,(25) And I do fear them...."   (Act II - Scene II)

Why is Calpurnia afraid?

"What mean you, Caesar? Think you to walk forth? You shall not stir out of your house today...."   (Act II - Scene II)

What seems to be Calpurnia's tone as she speaks to her husband?

"Go bid the priests do present sacrifice,..."   (Act II - Scene II)

Why would Caesar want the priests to perform a sacrifice?

"Exit...."   (Act II - Scene III)

What is the most likely reason Shakespeare included this brief scene in Act II?

"Why, know'st thou any harm's intended towards him?..."   (Act II - Scene IV)

What is Portia worried about as she questions the Soothsayer?

"So says my master Antony...."   (Act III - Scene I)

What does Antony* not* reveal about himself by sending a servant to deliver a message to Brutus?

"Grant that, and then is death a benefit; So are we Caesar's friends that have abridged(115) His time of fearing death...."   (Act III - Scene I)

Which interpretation of this passage cannot be supported with details from the play?

"we the doers...."   (Act III - Scene I)

Who among the conspirators stabs Caesar first? Who stabs him last?

"Thy brother by decree is banished. If thou dost bend and pray and fawn for him,(50) I spurn thee..."   (Act III - Scene I)

What is Caesar's tone as he addresses Metellus Cimber?

"Look, how he makes to Caesar. Mark him...."   (Act III - Scene I)

Why does Brutus watch carefully as Popilius speaks to Caesar?

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