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Julius Caesar (Grade 10)

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Julius Caesar

1. 
The nephew of Julius Caesar was called                       also known as Augustus Caesar.
2. 
Give the speaker of the following quote: "Et tu, Brute?"                   
3. 
Give the speaker of the following quote: "It was Greek to me."                 
4. 
Which characters confront one another in Act V?
  1. Octavius, Antony, Brutus, Cassius
  2. Octavius, Antony, Lepidus, Messala
  3. Octavius, Lepidus, Decius Brutus, Metellus Cimber
  4. Octavius, Publius, Cicero, Flavius
  5. all of the above
  6. none of the above
5. 
Why does Caesar's wife try to convince Caesar that he should stay at home and away from the Senate?
  1. She was insulted by one of the conspirators.
  2. She was terrified by a nightmare.
  3. She reads palms and horoscopes.
  4. She consulted a soothsayer.
  5. She received a frightening letter.
  6. She did not want to be alone.
  7. none of the above
6. 
Which conspirator persuades Caesar to go to the Senate? How?
  1. Decius; flattery
  2. Brutus; friendship
  3. Cassius; trickery
  4. Casca; intimidation
  5. Cinna; artistic ideals
  6. Cimber; reverse psychology
  7. all of the above
  8. none of the above
7. 
Who proposes that the conspirators also murder Antony? Who opposes that idea?
  1. Decius; Cinna
  2. Casca; Cimber
  3. Tribonius; Ligarius
  4. Cassius; Brutus
  5. Brutus; Casca
  6. Cimber; Cassius
  7. Brutus; Cassius
  8. none of the above
8. 
A soliloquy is a speech given by a character alone onstage. In Brutus's soliloquy at the beginning of Act II, what reasons does he give for killing Caesar?
  1. Caesar's death is for the general good, the benefit of all concerned.
  2. Caesar is potentially dangerous; he could abuse his power.
  3. Caesar could rule with his emotions instead of reason.
  4. Caesar could forget the common people who elected him.
  5. all of the above
9. 
Caesar's wife is                  .
  1. Portia
  2. Calpurnia
  3. Artemidorus
  4. Cinna
  5. a soothsayer
  6. none of the above
10. 
Which conspirator is the first to stab Caesar?
  1. Brutus
  2. Cassius
  3. Decius
  4. Casca
  5. none of the above
11. 
Give the speaker of the following quote: "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings."                     
12. 
Give the speaker of the following quote: "Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once."                   
13. 
Although they have been friends, Brutus and Cassius argue and compete as to who is the better soldier.
  1. True
  2. False
14. 
Brutus' wife is                  .
  1. Portia
  2. Calpurnia
  3. Artemidorus
  4. Cinna
  5. a soothsayer
  6. none of the above
15. 
In Act I, Caesar refuses the crown                   time(s).
  1. one
  2. two
  3. three
  4. four
  5. five
  6. none of the above
16. 
A triumvirate is a three-member ruling body.
  1. True
  2. False
17. 
The members of the triumvirate are                                    .
  1. Caesar, Brutus, and Cassius
  2. Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus
  3. Caesar, Antony, and Octavius
  4. Brutus, Cassius, and Casca
  5. Portia, Calpurnia, and a soothsayer
  6. none of the above
18. 
The third act of a Shakespearean tragedy usually contains the turning point, the moment when all the action of the play begins to spiral toward the tragic ending. Which event is the turning point in this tragedy?
  1. Caesar's entrance at the beginning of Act III
  2. Brutus' soliloquy at the beginning of Act III
  3. Cassius' aside to Brutus before Antony's speech
  4. Caesar's assassination at the Senate
  5. Brutus' decision to let Antony speak at the funeral
  6. Portia's fainting spell at the end of Act III
  7. The conversations of the plebeians in Act III
  8. none of the above
19. 
In Act I, Shakespeare has the characters use word play for comic effect. This type of word play is used when a word or phrase means two different things at the same time, and it is called a(n)                  .
  1. irony
  2. hyperbole
  3. onomatopoeia
  4. pun
  5. metaphor
  6. none of the above
20. 
A character foil is a character who serves as a contrast rto another character. Throughout the play, which character appears as a character foil to Brutus?
  1. Antony
  2. Cassius
  3. Casca
  4. Octavius
  5. none of the above
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