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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. Why does Cassius think Antony should be killed as well?

2. Why does Caesar choose to put off reading his letter from Artemidorus?

3. Who leads Antony away from the Senate House on the day of Caesar's assassination?

4. Who does Cassius ask to deliver his false letters to Brutus?

5. What does Lucius find in Brutus's study just before Cassius comes to visit with Brutus?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the first thing Marc Antony and Octavius do when they meet together after Caesar's assassination?

2. What does Artemidorus say will happen if Caesar does not read his letter?

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

4. Who accompanies Lucius to Brutus' army camp?

5. In Act 5, Scene 1, what does Octavius do when Marc Antony gives him orders for the upcoming battle?

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

7. What does Cassius do in Act 1, Scene 3 to get Brutus to join him in the conspiracy?

8. Who does Brutus send to get the inactive legions into motion?

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Friendship is a strong theme throughout the play. Where are some places that this theme appears, and how do the characters touched by it react? How do certain friendships change over the course of the play, and what causes these changes?

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

There are many superstitious beliefs highlighted in this play. What are some of these superstitions, and how did they alter the course of the plot?

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