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

2. What does Brutus say Caesar would have done to the people of Rome had he been allowed to live?

3. How many hills are in Rome?

4. What does Brutus offer the people if they do not agree with what he did for Rome by assassinating Caesar?

5. What is the last thing Brutus asks the crowd after Caesar's assassination?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Brutus tell the crowd to look on as he addresses them after Caesar's assassination?

2. Who is the first person to stab Caesar?

3. Why are the people so happy to see Caesar reject the crown as Emperor of Rome?

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

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

6. Why does Caesar want Antony to strike his wife with a thong of goatskin?

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

8. What do Cassius and Brutus do as they see the crowd turning against them during Marc Antony's eulogy for Caesar?

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

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

Essay Topics

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

Marc Antony endures a crisis before the end of the play. What lessons does Marc Antony learn through these experiences and how could he have learned these lessons without causing so much grief?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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