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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 does Brutus compare Caesar to as he contemplates Caesar while alone in his garden?
(a) A young eagle hatchling.
(b) A serpent in an egg.
(c) A rooster in the hen house.
(d) A mad dog on a chain.

2. What does Marullus ask the people he stops in the street at the beginning of the play?
(a) Why they are not working.
(b) Where they are all going.
(c) What he should take to Ceasar as a tribute.
(d) How to find Caesar.

3. How does Antony refer to the conspirators while he is giving his eulogy on Caesar to the crowd?
(a) Misguided fools.
(b) Honorable men.
(c) Servants and friends of Rome.
(d) Murderers.

4. Why does Casca feel that Brutus needs to be part of their conspiracy?
(a) He is a wise man and will not act rashly.
(b) He is popular with the people.
(c) He is friends with Caesar.
(d) He is a diplomat and will calm hurt feelings.

5. In Act 2, Scene 1, what does Brutus refuse to do when he joins the conspiracy?
(a) Hold a knife.
(b) Be a part of the murder.
(c) Plan the attack.
(d) Swear an oath.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Caesar say he is as constant as just before he is stabbed in the Senate House?

2. Why was the wound Brutus gave Caesar the worst of them all?

3. What about Cicero does Metellus think would add viability to their assassination plot?

4. Why does Caesar tell Decius about Calpurnia's dream about his death?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Caesar have done first thing on the morning of his assassination day?

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

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

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

6. What does Artemidorus say will happen if Caesar does not read his letter?

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

8. In Act 1, Scene 3, why is Cicero so unconcerned with the strange happenings in Rome?

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

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

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