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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 does Brutus say will result from Caesar's assassination?
2. What job title does Flavius have at the beginning of the play?
3. Who was Pompey before the civil war?
4. When did Cicero last see an owl when he is talking to Casca?
5. Why is Brutus not running in the same race that Antony is at the celebration for?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the crowd chant after Brutus offers himself up for crucifixion for the assassination of Caesar?
2. What does Artemidorus do to try and warn Caesar about his impending assassination?
3. Why does Brutus refuse to swear an oath with the conspirators?
4. What is the only reason Brutus would want to hurt his friend, Caesar?
5. According to Marullus, who did the people used to honor before Caesar won their hearts?
6. Who is the first person to stab Caesar?
7. In Act 1, Scene 3, why is Caesar so surprised when more senators join Metullus's cause after Brutus has already been denied?
8. What does Caesar do when the conspirators come to his house to escort him to the Senate House on the day of his assassination?
9. In Act 1, Scene 3, why is Casca so frightened and breathless when he meets Cicero on the street?
10. What has Caesar deemed worth of a celebration at the beginning of the play?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Power was a major theme of this play. Where did this theme manifest itself, and what characters were most affected by it?
Essay Topic 2
Fear is a common theme in this book that is presented a number of times by various characters. Describe instances in which fear is shown by the characters in the play and discuss the ways in which it affected the characters.
Essay Topic 3
What do Cassius and Brutus bicker about throughout the whole play? How does this influence the story's plot?
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