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 the conspirators going to do in Act 2, Scene 3 once they reach the Senate house after passing Artemidorus?

2. Who is the first person to address the crowd after Caesar's assassination?

3. What does Flavius think the civil unrest will do to Rome?

4. What does Calpurnia say that eventually convinces Caesar to stay at home in Act 2, Scene 2?

5. Where is the person who is waiting for Caesar on the day of his assassination standing when he leaves his house?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Brutus say he will not be running in the race during the celebration?

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

4. Who is the first person to stab Caesar?

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

6. According to Marullus, who did the people used to honor before Caesar won their hearts?

7. What has Caesar deemed worth of a celebration at the beginning of the play?

8. What does Artemidorus do to try and warn Caesar about his impending assassination?

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

10. Why is the cobbler not working at the beginning of the play?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Octavius was a minor character whose presence made a big difference in the plot. How did he accomplish this? What are some ways that his presence- however brief - altered the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if Octavius had not been in the play at all?

Essay Topic 2

How does the Roman view of women differ from the view of women in our society, and how does this perspective of femininity influence the characters in the play?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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