Short Essay Questions
The 60 short essay questions listed in this section require a one to two sentence answer. They ask students to demonstrate a deeper understanding of the text. Students must describe what they've read, rather than just recall it.
Short Essay Question - Act 1, Scene 1
1. Why is the cobbler not working at the beginning of the play?
2. What has Caesar deemed worth of a celebration at the beginning of the play?
3. According to Marullus, who did the people used to honor before Caesar won their hearts?
4. What do Flavius and Marullus plan to do as they journey to the Capitol at the beginning of the play?
Short Essay Question - Act 1, Scene 2
5. Why does Caesar want Antony to strike his wife with a thong of...
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