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Julius Caesar Final

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Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

Section I

The following questions are about William Shakespeare, drama in general and Julius Caesar.

1.

A drama is

a. a story that is real and is written by

c.

a story that is based on a real event, has

actors

a tragic hero, and ends unhappily

b. a story that is enacted in real space for an intelligent audience

d.

story that is enacted in real space and time by live actors for a live audience

a

2.

The protagonist is the character who —

a. predicts events

c.

says the most lines

b. drives the action and is the main focus

d.

experiences a conflict

3.

The basic structure of plays today was originally created by —

a. William Shakespeare

c.

the ancient Greeks

b. the ancient Romans

d.

the Russians

4.

William Shakespeare started out as a(n)

a. actor

c.

stagehand

b. writer

d.

Lord

5.

Bill Shakespeare lived

a. from 1563 to 1616

c.

from 1563 to 1922

b. from 1560 to 1616

d.

from 1563 to 1620

6.

The theater in which most Shakespeare’s plays were performed was called

a. The Finch

c.

The Globe

b. The Theater

d.

The Chamberlin

7.

All of the following are characteristics of a Shakespearean Comedy except

a. it ends happily

c.

it has no real protagonist or antagonist

b. it revolves around “issues of the heart”

d.

its plot is usually based on relationships

8.

A Shakespearean Tragedy always

a. has a climactic death scene in the first act

c.

begins with a long speech by the villain, or “antagonist”

b. has a “tragic hero”

d.

uses dark, intense imagery

9.

The main character in a tragedy has a tragic flaw, which is his or her —

a. background

c.

personal weakness

b. motive

d.

strongest trait

10.

A tragic flaw usually

a. causes the climax of the play

c.

causes a supernatural awakening for the character

b. causes death or an unhappy end

d.

causes fear for the audience

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11.

In a play, dialogue is

a. when multiple characters onstage speak at once

c.

when characters are speaking normally as if they were on a street

b. when characters speak to each other

d.

when characters reveal the setting of

12.

onstage A soliloquy is presented by an actor

the play in what they say

a. alone onstage, speaking to the audience

c.

alone onstage speaking to himself or herself

b. alone onstage, speaking to characters offstage

d.

onstage speaking to other characters onstage

13.

An aside is spoken by an actor

a. to the audience or another character onstage, but some characters onstage can’t hear it

c.

always to another character onstage, but some characters onstage can’t hear it

b. to the audience only

d.

to the gods

14.

A monologue is presented by an actor

a. alone onstage, speaking to the audience

c.

alone onstage speaking to himself or herself

b. alone onstage, speaking to characters offstage

d.

onstage speaking to other characters onstage

Section II

The questions below refer to Julius Caesar, Act I.

15.

The play Julius Caesar, written by Shakespeare, opens

a. a day before the assassination

c.

a year before the assassination

b. a month before the assassination

d.

the morning of the assassination

16.

At the opening of Act I, Flavius and Marullus are angry at the commoners for

a. blocking the street

c.

praising Caesar for no good reason

b. praising Pompey for no good reason

d.

failing to bow to them as they passed

17.

In Act I scene ii, we see a soothsayer that warns Caesar to

a. “beware the ideas of March”

c.

“beware of Pompey’s revenge”

b. “beware the guys that are going to stab you”

d.

“beware the ides of March”

18.

In Act I scene ii, Cassius is working hard to

a. get Brutus to see Caesar as “just a man” and as a threat to Rome because of his popularity

c.

get Brutus to see that Brutus’s plan for killing Caesar isn’t a good idea.

b. get Brutus to see Caesar as a god who should be allowed to be king

d.

get Brutus to see that Rome is ready for a King, but that it should be someone other than Caesar

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19.

In Act I, scene ii, lines 139 - 141 Cassius states, “Men at some time are masters of their fates:

 

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.”

From this you can conclude that Cassius —

a. believes that fate determines the outcome of one’s life

c.

thinks that it is up to them to change what they do not like

b. implies that Caesar does not deserve to be their master

d.

wants Brutus to know that they are destined for greatness

20.

The crowd shouts three times for —

a. the soothsayer to speak

c.

Calphurnia to bear a son

b. Caesar to accept a crown

d.

Cicero to become a Roman senator

21.

Act I, scene iii opens with a whole lot of

a. crazy people in Caesar’s house

c.

a huge storm, and weird supernatural things happening on the streets of Rome

b. weird news from around the world

d.

people talking

22.

The conspirators want Brutus to join the conspiracy because

a. he has the best knife collection

c.

the Roman people believe he’s honorable and does the right thing

b. he is strong, and will stab well

d.

he is the best “planner” of them

23.

By the end of Act I scene iii, Cassius has

a. killed Caesar

c.

convinced Casca to join the conspiracy, and sent fake letters to Brutus’s house

b. convinced Brutus to join the conspiracy

d.

convinced Casca to join the conspiracy, and sent fake letters to Cicero’s house

24.

Cassius’s character can best be described as —

a. noble and loyal

c.

cunning and jealous

b. idealistic and strong

d.

honest and brave

The questions below refer to Julius Caesar, Act II.

25.

Brutus’s soliloquy at the beginning of Act II reveals his true feelings about

a. Caesar

c.

his servant

b. Antony

d.

his wife

26.

Brutus compares Caesar to a newly hatched serpent to show that Caesar is —

a. Rome’s greatest leader

c.

capable of becoming a tyrant

b. corrupt and destructive

d.

ineffective but honorable

27.

In Act II,

suggests that Antony be assassinated along with Caesar.

a. Brutus

c.

Trebonius

b. Casca

d.

Cassius

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28.

When Cassius says “The clock has stricken three” in Act II, scene i, this is an example of since there were no clocks in Ancient Rome, but there were clocks in Shakespeare’s

time.

a. foreshadowing

c.

an anachronism

b. tone

d.

a dramatic error

29.

As Act II progresses, Portia becomes more —

a. concerned about her health

c.

anxious over Brutus’s plans

b. sympathetic to the augurer’s reports

d.

convinced that Caesar should accept the crown

30.

This initial decision by Caesar to stay at home rather than to go to the Senate is a response to—

a. the omens he interprets

c.

his desire not to appear ambitious

b. the words of Decius

d.

the concerns of Calphurnia

31.

In Act II, scene ii, lines 55 and 56, Caesar decides whether or not to go to the Senate, and he says, “Mark Antony shall say I am not well, And for thy humor, I will stay at home.” When Caesar refers to humor, he probably means —

a. laughter

c.

intelligence

b. opinion

d.

mood

32.

At the end of Act II, scene ii, Caesar is convinced to go to the Senate by

a. Decius

c.

Calphurnia

b. Antony

d.

Brutus

33.

In Act II, scene iii, an attempt to warn Caesar of the conspiracy occurs in the form of a —

a. confession from Brutus

c.

message Portia sends with Lucius

b. letter from Artemidorus

d.

conversation with Cicero

The questions below refer to Julius Caesar, Act III.

34.

In Act III, scene i, the conspirator who first prevents Artemidorus from warning Caesar is —

a. Brutus

c.

Cicero

b. Decius

d.

Cassius

35.

In Act III, scene i, who is told to stab Caesar first?

a. Casca

c.

Brutus

b. Cinna

d.

Trebonius

36.

After the conspirators kill Caesar, they bathe their hands and swords in Caesar’s blood. These actions foreshadow the end of the play, when —

a. the blood of the conspirators will be spilled

c.

Antony will die

b. hunters will kill brave harts

d.

the conspirators will recite the poems of Cinna

37.

In Act III, scene i, lines 230 - 242, we find out that Brutus and Antony disagree on

a. how to divide Rome after killing Caesar

c.

whether to let Cinna speak at the funeral of Caesar

b. how to change Caesar’s will

d.

whether to let Antony speak at the funeral of Caesar

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38.

Caesar’s dying words express —

a. regret for not having followed Calphurnia’s advice

c. love for the Roman people he hoped to serve as king

b. hope that someday someone will write a play and make high school kids read it

d. surprise that Brutus is one of the assassins

39.

Immediately after Caesar’s death, Antony sends a servant to Brutus to —

a. report that he is ill

c.

collect Caesar’s body

b. ask whether he can safely speak to Rome

d.

declare his love for Brutus and to ask for an explanation

40.

Which of the following sentences is not a reason Brutus allows Antony to speak at Caesar’s funeral?

a. Brutus intends to speak first.

c.

Brutus fears Antony.

b. Antony has been told what he can and cannot say.

d.

Brutus thinks proper rites for Caesar will please the people.

41.

In Act III, scene ii, lines 211 - 214, Antony says to the assembled mob, “Good friends, sweet friends, let me not stir you up To such a sudden flood of mutiny.” By saying this, Antony —

a. actually moves the mob toward thoughts of mutiny against the conspirators

c. supports the conspirators by justifying their action against Caesar

b. calms down the plebeians and creates a peaceful atmosphere in Rome

d. expresses his hope that Rome will be destroyed by a terrible storm

The questions below refer to Julius Caesar, Act IV.

 

42.

The war in Act IV is between —

a. Antony, Brutus, and Lepidus on one side and Octavius on the other

c.

Brutus and Cassius

b. Brutus and Cassius on one side and Antony and Octavius on the other

d.

Antony and Octavius

43.

Brutus is motivated mainly by thoughts of —

a. honor

c.

power

b. friendship

d.

hatred of Rome

44.

An issue that stands between Cassius and Brutus is —

a. Cassius’s taking of bribes

c.

the decision to fight at Philippi

b. Brutus’s guilt about Caesar’s death

d.

Cassius’s mistrust of Messala

45.

The following true/false questions refer to the argument between Cassius and Brutus in Act IV, scene iii, lines 1 - 160.

Brutus accuses Cassius of handling bribes.

a. True

c.

b. False

d.

46.

Brutus calls Cassius a “slight man” and a “madman.”

a. True

c.

b. False

d.

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47.

Cassius points out that Brutus is the older of the two men.

a. True

c.

b. False

d.

48.

Brutus claims that Cassius deprived him of funds.

 

a. True

c.

b. False

d.

49.

Brutus strikes Cassius.

a. True

c.

b. False

d.

50.

Cassius draws his dagger.

a. True

c.

b. False

d.

51.

Cassius becomes sympathetic when he learns what has happened to Brutus’s wife.

a. True

c.

b. False

d.

52.

Their anger vented, both men apologize.

a. True

c.

b. False

d.

53.

What happened to Portia?

a. An emissary of Antony’s poisons her.

c.

She tells Brutus that she will see him at Philippi.

b. She is silenced when she tries to warn Brutus about Cassius.

d.

She takes her life.

54.

The appearance of Caesar’s ghost is an example of —

a. understatement

c.

hyperbole

b. characterization

d.

foreshadowing

55.

Caesar’s ghost —

a. warns Cassius to act honorably

c.

predicts that Antony will die at Philippi

b. tells Brutus that they will meet at Philippi

d.

accepts an apology from Brutus

The questions below refer to the selections Julius Caesar, Act V

56.

What incorrect conclusion does Pindarus come to about what is happening on the battlefield?

a. Titinius is killed.

c.

Caesar’s ghost is fighting with

b. The battle is lost.

d.

Antony Brutus has surrendered.

57.

The consequence of Pindarus’s misreading of the battlefield is —

a. the death of Portia

c.

the surrender of Brutus’s army

b. the death of Cassius

d.

Antony’s surrender to Brutus

58.

Brutus asks several friends to help him die

a. but they refuse

c.

but they die too soon

b. but they run in fear

d.

but they try to capture him

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59.

Brutus commits suicide at the end of the play rather than

a. be captured

c.

admit he was wrong

b. support Antony

d.

become King

60.

In the resolution of the play, —

 

a.

Antony accepts the crown for Rome

c.

Octavius, Antony, and Lepidus form a triumvirate

b.

Brutus is given a respectful burial

d.

Octavius and Antony argue over

Short Answer

 

Brutus

61.

Section III

On a separate sheet of paper, respond to the following prompt. Show evidence of an understanding of the play and use good prewriting and proofreading skills.

Choose one character and one event from William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar. Compare and contrast this character and event as they are portrayed in Shakespeare’s play, in the black-and-white 1953 production of the play, and in the color 1970 version of the play. You may compare across any two of the versions.

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MULTIPLE CHOICE

Julius Caesar Final Answer Section

ID: A

1.

ANS:

D

2.

ANS:

B

STA:

LRA 10.3.1 | LRA 10.3.3 | LRA 10.3.10

3.

ANS:

C

STA:

LRA 10.3.1

4.

ANS:

A

5.

ANS:

A

6.

ANS:

C

7.

ANS:

C

8.

ANS:

B

9.

ANS:

C

STA:

LRA 10.3.1

10.

ANS:

B

11.

ANS:

B

12.

ANS:

C

13.

ANS:

A

14.

ANS:

D

15.

ANS:

B

16.

ANS:

C

17.

ANS:

D

18.

ANS:

A

19.

ANS:

C

STA:

LRA 10.3.3 | LRA 10.3.10

20.

ANS:

B

STA:

LRA 10.3.0

21.

ANS:

C

22.

ANS:

C

23.

ANS:

C

24.

ANS:

C

STA:

LRA 10.3.1

25.

ANS:

A

26.

ANS:

C

STA:

LRA 10.3.7 | LRA 10.3.10

27.

ANS:

D

28.

ANS:

C

29.

ANS:

C

STA:

LRA 10.3.3

30.

ANS:

D

STA:

LRA 10.3.3

31.

ANS:

D

STA:

LRA 10.3.10

32.

ANS:

A

33.

ANS:

B

STA:

LRA 10.3.0

34.

ANS:

B

STA:

LRA 10.3.3

35.

ANS:

A

36.

ANS:

A

STA:

LRA 10.3.1 | LRA 10.3.6 | LRA 10.3.10

37.

ANS:

D

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ANS:

D

STA:

LRA 10.3.4

1

ID: A

39. ANS:

D

STA:

LRA 10.3.3

40. ANS:

C

STA:

LRA 10.3.3

41. ANS:

A

STA:

LRA 10.3.3 | LRA 10.3.10

42. ANS:

B

STA:

LRA 10.3.3

43. ANS:

A

STA:

LRA 10.3.3

44. ANS:

A

STA:

LRA 10.3.3

45. ANS:

A

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A

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B

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A

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B

50. ANS:

A

51. ANS:

A

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A

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D

STA:

LRA 10.3.3

54. ANS:

D

STA:

LRA 10.3.1 | LRA 10.3.6 | LRA 10.3.10

55. ANS:

B

STA:

LRA 10.3.1 | LRA 10.3.10

56. ANS:

C

STA:

LRA 10.3.3

57. ANS:

B

STA:

LRA 10.3.6

58. ANS:

A

59. ANS:

A

STA:

LRA 10.3.8 | LRA 10.3.10

60. ANS:

B

STA:

LRA 10.3.1 | LRA 10.3.10

SHORT ANSWER

61.

ANS:

n/a

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