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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. What do the conspirators shout when Caesar is dead?
(a) "Thus will it be to all tyrants!"
(b) "Liberty! Freedom! Tyranny is dead!"
(c) "It is done, and we are free."
(d) "His service in death is great indeed!"

2. 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 punishment for cruel dealings.
(c) An omen of good things to come.
(d) A cursed nation.

3. 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 greets him kindly and pretends to not know the plot ahead.
(c) He urges him to reconsider.
(d) He regrets not taking part in the impending plot.

4. What is the occupation of the man waiting for Caesar to leave his house on the day of his assassination?
(a) A teacher of Rhetoric.
(b) A soothsayer.
(c) A soldier.
(d) A senator.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Brutus compare Caesar to as he contemplates Caesar while alone in his garden?

2. Who becomes the leader of the conspirators the day before the assassination?

3. Who leads Antony away from the Senate House on the day of Caesar's assassination?

4. What is Caesar celebrating in Act 1, Scene 2?

5. What does Brutus personally promise Rome while alone in his backyard?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Caesar decide to wait to read the letter from Artemidorus?

2. What is the only reason Brutus would want to hurt his friend, Caesar?

3. In Act 1, Scene 3, why is Caesar so surprised when more senators join Metullus's cause after Brutus has already been denied?

4. According to Marullus, who did the people used to honor before Caesar won their hearts?

5. What has Caesar done to every legitimate warning he has heard about his impending death?

6. Why does Brutus say he will not be running in the race during the celebration?

7. What does Caesar do when the conspirators come to his house to escort him to the Senate House on the day of his assassination?

8. What does Portia do to prove that she is strong enough to hear the cares and worries of her husband?

9. What does Decius do to convince Caesar to come to the Senate House on the day of his assassination?

10. What has Caesar deemed worth of a celebration at the beginning of the play?

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