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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many hills are in Rome?
(a) 5.
(b) 7.
(c) 3.
(d) 10.

2. What does Caesar call the soothsayer in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) A stranger.
(b) A loyal subject.
(c) A crazy man.
(d) A dreamer.

3. What will happen to Brutus if his plan regarding the assassination fails?
(a) He will be put to death.
(b) He will be tortured.
(c) His rank and riches will be taken away.
(d) He will be banished.

4. What does Brutus offer the people if they do not agree with what he did for Rome by assassinating Caesar?
(a) To be put to death.
(b) To be stripped of his title as a senator.
(c) To serve the people as a slave.
(d) To be banished.

5. Where is the first meeting of conspirators held?
(a) Pompey's amphitheatre.
(b) The senate house.
(c) A public square.
(d) The house of Cassius.

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

7. 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) Caesar will die.
(c) The Senate will not lead well.
(d) Rome will fall.

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

9. Who does Cassius ask to deliver his false letters to Brutus?
(a) Casca.
(b) Cinna.
(c) Pompey.
(d) Cicero.

10. Who is the second person to speak to the crowd after Caesar's assassination?
(a) Brutus.
(b) Cassius.
(c) Marc Antony.
(d) Calpernia.

11. Why are these superstitions in Act 2, Scene 2 so odd to hear from Calpurnia?
(a) She rarely speaks to Caeser anymore.
(b) She has never been superstitious before.
(c) She does not love her husband any more.
(d) She knows Caesar will not listen to her.

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

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

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

15. Why does Caesar tell Decius about Calpurnia's dream about his death?
(a) He loves Decius.
(b) Decius pesters him with questions.
(c) Decius seems concerned, and Caesar wants to calm his fears.
(d) Decius calls him a coward.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who does Marullus stop in the street at the beginning of the play?

3. Why does Caesar choose to put off reading his letter from Artemidorus?

4. Why does Lucius go to the Senate House on the day of Caesar's assassination?

5. What does Caesar say about the signs Calpurnia has seen of impending doom?

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