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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many times did Caesar refuse the crown offered him by Antony?
(a) 2.
(b) 3.
(c) 4.
(d) 0.

2. What does Caesar say about the signs Calpurnia has seen of impending doom?
(a) They could be meant for any man.
(b) He will risk the chance of death to uphold his honor.
(c) They are figments of her imagination.
(d) He does not believe in signs.

3. What does the second person to address the crowd after Caesar's assassination bring with him when he speaks to the crowd?
(a) Caesar's crown.
(b) Caesar's sword.
(c) A vial of Caesar's blood.
(d) Caesar's body.

4. What is Casca so concerned about when he first meets Cicero in Act 1, Scene 3
(a) The storm that rages about them.
(b) The battle brewing in Rome.
(c) A curse.
(d) The lions in the forest.

5. What does Portia ask of a soothsayer after Lucius leaves for the Senate House on the day of Caesar's assassination?
(a) What will happen to Brutus?
(b) How long will Caesar live?
(c) What will become of Caesar?
(d) What will happen to Rome?

6. What does Antony read to the people as part of his eulogy for Caesar?
(a) A letter to his wife while at war.
(b) His new plan for Rome.
(c) A page from his journal.
(d) His will.

7. What about Cassius makes Caesar so uncomfortable during the celebration in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) His hungry look.
(b) His angry demeanor.
(c) His quiet, contemplative look.
(d) His lack of eye contact.

8. Why does Antony want to meet with Brutus when he hears of Caesar's assassination?
(a) He knows Brutus must have had a good reason.
(b) He needs someone to help him plan the funeral.
(c) He wants a duel with Brutus.
(d) He feels that a lone conversation will be more beneficial.

9. How does Decius interpret Calpurnia's dream about Caesar's death?
(a) He will be a wellspring of life and love for the Senate.
(b) He will die when his mission has been fulfilled.
(c) His blood will renew Rome.
(d) He will give new life and vitality to Rome.

10. What about Cicero does Metellus think would add viability to their assassination plot?
(a) His silver hairs.
(b) His great respect.
(c) His great oratorical skills.
(d) His compassionate nature.

11. What does Marullus tell the people in the streets to do at the beginning of the play?
(a) Create an altar for Caesar.
(b) Go home and pray for forgiveness.
(c) Pray for thanks.
(d) Join him in his march to Rome to honor Caesar.

12. Where is the person who is waiting for Caesar on the day of his assassination standing when he leaves his house?
(a) On a stack of wood.
(b) At the gate.
(c) In the public town square.
(d) In the street.

13. How did Cassius once save Caesar?
(a) He uncovered a conspiracy for his assassination.
(b) He kept him from consuming poison.
(c) He saved him from drowning.
(d) He fought off a horde of angry men.

14. What did the priests find in the sacrificed animal that make them tell Caesar to stay at home?
(a) An unhealthy liver as a sign of impending sickness.
(b) Crossed eyes in the animal indicating a devious plot.
(c) An omen of death in the intestines.
(d) No heart in the sacrificed animal.

15. What does Caesar say he is as constant as just before he is stabbed in the Senate House?
(a) The North Star.
(b) A faithful wife.
(c) The rivers flowing to the ocean.
(d) The Gods.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Caesar want Antony to greet Calpurnia in a certain manner in Act 1, Scene 2?

2. What is the occupation of the man waiting for Caesar to leave his house on the day of his assassination?

3. What does Brutus say Caesar would have done to the people of Rome had he been allowed to live?

4. What is the soothsayer's response to Portia's question to him on the day of Caesar's assassination?

5. What does the man waiting for Caesar to leave his house say about virtue?

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