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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Caesar choose to put off reading his letter from Artemidorus?
(a) He does not want the other Senate leaders to think he is superstitious.
(b) He wants to read it later in private.
(c) He thinks Artemidorus is crazy.
(d) He does not pay attention to personal matters before matters of the republic.

2. 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) Defend Pompey's honor.
(c) Stay out of sight.
(d) Break up groups of praisers for Ceasar.

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

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

5. At the end of Act 1, what does Cassius think the recent strange happenings are a result of?
(a) A Rome with no leader.
(b) The impending crowning of Caesar.
(c) An assassination plot.
(d) A civil war in Rome.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Decius say that immediately changes Caesar's decision about staying home the day of his assassination?

2. What does Antony read to the people as part of his eulogy for Caesar?

3. In Act 2, Scene 1, what does Brutus refuse to do when he joins the conspiracy?

4. Why is Portia so worried for her husband on the day of Caesar's assassination?

5. What does Caesar do when the conspirators all come to escort him to the Senate House in Act 2, Scene 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Calpurnia disagree with Caesar's statement that all the bad omens she has seen could be meant for anyone in Rome?

2. Who is the first person to stab Caesar?

3. Why are the people so happy to see Caesar reject the crown as Emperor of Rome?

4. What does Artemidorus do to try and warn Caesar about his impending assassination?

5. What does Marc Antony read to the crowd in Act 3, Scene 2 that turns them all against Brutus and the conspirators?

6. What do Cassius and Brutus do as they see the crowd turning against them during Marc Antony's eulogy for Caesar?

7. What do Flavius and Marullus plan to do as they journey to the Capitol at the beginning of the play?

8. Why does Portia send Lucius to the Senate House on the day of Caesar's assassination?

9. In Act 1, Scene 3, why is Casca so frightened and breathless when he meets Cicero on the street?

10. What does Metellus ask of Caesar just before he is assassinated?

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