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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are the conspirators going to do in Act 2, Scene 3 once they reach the Senate house after passing Artemidorus?
(a) Banish Caesar.
(b) Crown Caesar.
(c) Pay tribute to Caesar.
(d) Kill Caesar.

2. Who is the only conspirator who is encouraging the plot to assassinate Caesar out of unselfish goals?
(a) Casca.
(b) Cassius.
(c) Matinus.
(d) Brutus.

3. Why does Casca feel that Brutus needs to be part of their conspiracy?
(a) He is a wise man and will not act rashly.
(b) He is a diplomat and will calm hurt feelings.
(c) He is friends with Caesar.
(d) He is popular with the people.

4. According to Cicero, what is to blame for all of the recent strange happenings in Rome?
(a) A civil dispute in the Heavens.
(b) A cursed nation.
(c) A punishment for cruel dealings.
(d) An omen of good things to come.

5. Why does Caesar want Antony to greet Calpurnia in a certain manner in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) To let her say goodbye to him.
(b) To show her she is loved.
(c) To cure her barrenness.
(d) To lift her low spirits.

6. What do Marullus and Flavius plan to do as they continue their march to the Capitol in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Hold prayer groups.
(b) Break up groups of praisers for Ceasar.
(c) Stay out of sight.
(d) Defend Pompey's honor.

7. What does Marc Antony ask the conspirators to let him do when he sees Caesar's dead body?
(a) Tell his wife.
(b) Deliver his eulogy.
(c) Be alone with his friend for a moment.
(d) Prepare his body for burial.

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

9. Why is the cobbler not working at the beginning of the play?
(a) He is using that day for religious observance.
(b) He completed all of his work.
(c) He has given himself a holiday.
(d) He has injured himself and is unable to work.

10. When did Cicero last see an owl when he is talking to Casca?
(a) Midnight.
(b) Early Morning.
(c) Noon.
(d) Twilight.

11. What does Calpurnia say that eventually convinces Caesar to stay at home in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Antony can tell the Senate that Caesar is ill.
(b) The crown will fit more comfortably on a day not laden with omens.
(c) He can use her worries as an excuse.
(d) The Senate will be more convinced that he is not a tyrant if he stays home.

12. What was Calpurnia's dream about Caesar the night before his assassination?
(a) He fell into a mighty river and it ran red with blood.
(b) He was beheaded.
(c) The senate crucified him with his newly adorned crown.
(d) His statue was running with blood.

13. Who is the one person in this play who interprets a personal dream correctly?
(a) Caesar.
(b) Calpurnia.
(c) Artemidorus.
(d) Brutus.

14. Who did the people used to honor before Caesar?
(a) Cassius.
(b) Pompey.
(c) Flavius.
(d) Marc Antony.

15. Why is Cassius so surprised by what Popilus says to him as they enter the Senate House just before Caesar's assassination?
(a) Cassius thought Popilus was a supporter of Caesar.
(b) Cassius thought Popilus was on Pompey's side.
(c) Cassius did not think Popilus knew about the conspiracy.
(d) He thought Popilus would be more open.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many hills are in Rome?

2. What is Lucius's occupation?

3. What is Casca so concerned about when he first meets Cicero in Act 1, Scene 3

4. What does Portia do in Act 2, Scene 4, on the day of Caesar's assassination?

5. Where is the first meeting of conspirators held?

(see the answer keys)

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