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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. Who enters Act 2, Scene 4 just as Lucius leaves for the Senate House on the day of Caesar's assassination?
2. What does Caesar call the soothsayer in Act 1, Scene 2?
3. How does Cassius feel about the chaos in the city when he is talking to Casca in Act 1, Scene 3?
4. Who does Marullus stop in the street at the beginning of the play?
5. Which of the other conspirators have suffered loss of sleep over the matter of Caesar's assassination?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Act 1, Scene 3, why is Casca so frightened and breathless when he meets Cicero on the street?
2. What do Cassius and Brutus do as they see the crowd turning against them during Marc Antony's eulogy for Caesar?
3. Why does Calpurnia disagree with Caesar's statement that all the bad omens she has seen could be meant for anyone in Rome?
4. Who is the first person to stab Caesar?
5. What does a soothsayer say to Caesar during the celebration in Act 1?
6. Why does Portia send Lucius to the Senate House on the day of Caesar's assassination?
7. Why does Brutus refuse to swear an oath with the conspirators?
8. What has Caesar done to every legitimate warning he has heard about his impending death?
9. What does Lucius find in Brutus' study that convinces Brutus to join the conspiracy?
10. Why are the people so happy to see Caesar reject the crown as Emperor of Rome?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The characters in this play all had their own goals and motivations. Select four characters and describe their main motivation throughout the play and how this affected the characters around them.
Essay Topic 2
Jealousy was a constant companion of certain characters in this play. Who were the characters plagued with jealousy, and how did this affect their actions?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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