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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) 3.
(b) 5.
(c) 7.
(d) 10.

2. What does a soothsayer tell Caesar in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) "Kindness begets power and glory."
(b) "Your wife shall bear thee a son."
(c) "Beware the Ides of March."
(d) "Honor to our great warrior."

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

4. Why is Brutus not running in the same race that Antony is at the celebration for?
(a) He is wary of Ceasar.
(b) His wife asked him not to.
(c) He is not well.
(d) He is not a sportsman.

5. What does Brutus say Caesar would have done to the people of Rome had he been allowed to live?
(a) Tax them to death.
(b) Led them to unending war.
(c) Take advantage of their trust and loyalty.
(d) Turn them into slaves.

6. What is Caesar celebrating in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) His conquest in Rome.
(b) The feast of Lupercal.
(c) His throngs of loyal followers.
(d) His victory over Pompey.

7. Who is the first person to address the crowd after Caesar's assassination?
(a) Brutus.
(b) Calpurnia.
(c) Cassius.
(d) Marc Antony.

8. What job title does Flavius have at the beginning of the play?
(a) Soldier.
(b) Senator.
(c) Guard.
(d) Tribune.

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

10. 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) The Senate will be more convinced that he is not a tyrant if he stays home.
(d) He can use her worries as an excuse.

11. Who was Pompey before the civil war?
(a) A prominent senator.
(b) The leader of Egypt.
(c) Caesar's co-ruler.
(d) A soothsayer.

12. Who becomes the leader of the conspirators the day before the assassination?
(a) Brutus.
(b) Artemidorus.
(c) Cassius.
(d) Casca.

13. Who is the first person to warn Caesar of his assassination?
(a) A soothsayer.
(b) Calpurnia.
(c) Artemidorus.
(d) Brutus.

14. What does Popilus say to Cassius as he enters the Senate House just before Caesar's assassination?
(a) He wishes Cassius well in his endeavor.
(b) He regrets not taking part in the impending plot.
(c) He greets him kindly and pretends to not know the plot ahead.
(d) He urges him to reconsider.

15. How did Cassius tempt the Gods to strike him with lightening?
(a) Defiled an altar to Venus.
(b) Bared his chest and roared at the heavens.
(c) Disrespected his authoritative leaders.
(d) Neglected his morning prayers.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Cassius think Antony should be killed as well?

2. Where is the first meeting of conspirators held?

3. Who is Caesar's closest friend?

4. How did Cassius once save Caesar?

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

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