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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 does Caesar call the soothsayer in Act 1, Scene 2?

2. What does a soothsayer tell Caesar in Act 1, Scene 2?

3. What time do Cassius and Casca plan to go talk with Brutus after the first meeting of the conspirators?

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

5. What about Cicero does Metellus think would add viability to their assassination plot?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What has Caesar done to every legitimate warning he has heard about his impending death?

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

6. What is the only reason Brutus would want to hurt his friend, Caesar?

7. What does Lucius find in Brutus' study that convinces Brutus to join the conspiracy?

8. What does Metellus ask of Caesar just before he is assassinated?

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

10. What does Decius do to convince Caesar to come to the Senate House on the day of his assassination?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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

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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