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 are Caesar's last words before dying?

2. What does Brutus think power would do to his friend Caesar?

3. What does Metellus ask of Caesar on the day of Caesar's assassination?

4. How does Cassius feel about the chaos in the city when he is talking to Casca in Act 1, Scene 3?

5. Why does Lucius go to the Senate House on the day of Caesar's assassination?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is the first person to stab Caesar?

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

3. Why does Brutus refuse to swear an oath with the conspirators?

4. Why does Caesar decide to wait to read the letter from Artemidorus?

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

6. What does a soothsayer say to Caesar during the celebration in Act 1?

7. Who does Portia go to for news about the events at the Senate House in Act 2, Scene 4?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

What are some of the attributes that make a true leader? Who are the true leaders in this play, and how does their leadership influence the characters around them?

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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