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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why was the wound Brutus gave Caesar the worst of them all?
(a) He broke his heart.
(b) It was the last blow he would ever have on earth.
(c) He re-opened an old war wound.
(d) He plunged the deepest.

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

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

4. What does Portia do to prove she is strong enough to hear Brutus' secret?
(a) Cuts her finger.
(b) Tells Brutus an evil secret of her own.
(c) Stabs herself in the leg.
(d) Swears an oath.

5. Who is waiting for Caesar when he leaves his house the day of his assassination?
(a) Portia.
(b) Artemidorus.
(c) Marc Antony.
(d) Brutus.

6. What happens to Caesar as Cassius and Brutus have their private discussion during the celebration in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) He is crowned king.
(b) He has an epileptic fit.
(c) He faints.
(d) He abdicates the throne.

7. Who enters Act 2, Scene 4 just as Lucius leaves for the Senate House on the day of Caesar's assassination?
(a) A soothsayer.
(b) Artemediorus.
(c) Portia.
(d) Brutus.

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

9. What will happen if Caesar does not pay attention to what the man waiting for Caeser to leave his house gives him?
(a) Caesar will shed much blood before the day is out.
(b) The Senate will not lead well.
(c) Rome will fall.
(d) Caesar will die.

10. What is the soothsayer's response to Portia's question to him on the day of Caesar's assassination?
(a) He does not know, but it will be good.
(b) The signs are currently mixed.
(c) He does not know, but it will be bad.
(d) Good and bad will be mingled.

11. What time do the conspirators plan to kill Caesar?
(a) 12:00 noon.
(b) 10:00 a.m.
(c) 8:00 a.m.
(d) 8:00 p.m.

12. Which of these bad omens in Act 2, Scene 2 has Calpurnia NOT seen?
(a) Warriors fighting among the clouds.
(b) A naked warrior.
(c) A lion giving birth in the streets.
(d) Dead emerging from their graves.

13. Where is Caesar returning from in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) Treaty talks with Greece.
(b) A trip to Egypt.
(c) A building excavation of Rome.
(d) War with Pompey.

14. What does Caesar say would make him a coward after Calpurnia tells him her worries in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Not attending the senate.
(b) Fearing death.
(c) Heeding the words of a woman.
(d) Believing in superstitions.

15. In Act 1, Scene 2, how does Brutus say he feels about honor?
(a) He wants honor, but so much to kill for it.
(b) He hopes some honor will make his wife proud of him.
(c) He feels honor is subjective and frail.
(d) He loves honor more than he fears death.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Marullus and Flavius plan to do as they continue their march to the Capitol in Act 1, Scene 1?

2. What do the conspirators shout when Caesar is dead?

3. What does Metellus ask of Caesar on the day of Caesar's assassination?

4. Why does Brutus say he does not want to kill Antony?

5. What does Calpurnia say that eventually convinces Caesar to stay at home in Act 2, Scene 2?

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