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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. How many times did Caesar refuse the crown offered him by Antony?

2. What does Caesar say about the signs Calpurnia has seen of impending doom?

3. What does the second person to address the crowd after Caesar's assassination bring with him when he speaks to the crowd?

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

5. What does Portia ask of a soothsayer after Lucius leaves for the Senate House on the day of Caesar's assassination?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Act 4, Scene 1, what are Cassius and Brutus doing now that they have fled Rome?

2. What does the mob do to Cinna the poet when they hear his name?

3. What does Marc Antony read to the crowd in Act 3, Scene 2 that turns them all against Brutus and the conspirators?

4. What does the mob want to do to punish the conspirators who killed Caesar?

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

6. Who is the first person to stab Caesar?

7. Why does Brutus feel that killing Marc Antony is an unneeded part of their assassination plot?

8. Where has Brutus set up his army camp?

9. What will happen to Brutus if his assassination plan fails?

10. What does the crowd chant after Brutus offers himself up for crucifixion for the assassination of Caesar?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

How does Brutus validate his involvement in Caesar's assassination, and what does this imply about Brutus' character?

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