Julius Caesar Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Caesar's last warning of his impending doom on the day of his assassination?

2. How does Antony refer to the conspirators while he is giving his eulogy on Caesar to the crowd?

3. What is Lucius's occupation?

4. Who is the one person in this play who interprets a personal dream correctly?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. In Act 5, Scene 3, what mistake does Brutus make in the battle?

2. In Act 4, Scene 2, what does Lucius tell Brutus about his meeting with Cassius?

3. What does Marc Antony say about Brutus when he sees his dead body?

4. Who accompanies Lucius to Brutus' army camp?

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

6. Where is Cinna the poet heading when we first meet him in this play?

7. What does Lucius find in Brutus' study that convinces Brutus to join the conspiracy?

8. What does Casca think all the bad omens in Rome are an indication of?

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

10. What is the first thing Marc Antony and Octavius do when they meet together after Caesar's assassination?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are many superstitious beliefs highlighted in this play. What are some of these superstitions, and how did they alter the course of the plot?

Essay Topic 2

Friendship is a strong theme throughout the play. Where are some places that this theme appears, and how do the characters touched by it react? How do certain friendships change over the course of the play, and what causes these changes?

Essay Topic 3

Gender role differences are instrumental in this play. Identify instances where these gender roles are defined and discuss whether or not these roles influence the course of the play. Be sure to cite specific examples from the play to support your ideas.

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