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Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
What internal conflict does Brutus face in Act I?
  1. He is Cassius’ enemy, but he agrees with Cassius about Caesar.
  2. He is Caesar’s friend, but he does not want to live under a king.
  3. He wants to be king himself, but he does not want to hurt Caesar.
  4. He wants to be king himself, but he does not want to offend Cassius.
Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
What does Cassius do in his conversation with Brutus in Act I, Scene ii?
  1. He praises Caesar in order to win Brutus’ support.
  2. He flatters Brutus in order to win Brutus’ support.
  3. He insults Brutus in order to make him angry.
  4. He questions Brutus in order to understand Caesar.
Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
In Act I, Scene ii, what is suggested by the soothsayer’s warning and the actions of Cassius?
  1. Brutus will be exiled.
  2. Flavius will be arrested.
  3. Caesar will be overthrown or killed.
  4. Calpurnia will have a child.
Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
When Cassius says that Caesar has grown prodigious, what is his opinion of Caesar?
  1. He thinks Caesar is cruel.
  2. He thinks Caesar is powerful.
  3. He thinks Caesar is artistic.
  4. He thinks Caesar is weak.
Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
Judging from his actions in Act I, what may be Caesar’s tragic flaw?
  1. He is too weak and trusting of others.
  2. He is too ambitious and overconfident.
  3. He is not shrewd or smart enough.
  4. He is not proud or strong enough.
Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
In Acts I and II, the reports of strange occurrences in Rome create which of the following moods?
  1. exciting, vivid, inspiring
  2. terrifying, bloody, grotesque
  3. mysterious, magical, fantastic
  4. foreboding, ominous, threatening
Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
When Caesar describes Cassius as spare, what is he suggesting?
  1. Cassius is lean.
  2. Cassius is unimportant.
  3. Cassius is cruel.
  4. Cassius is unimaginative.
Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
At the beginning of Act I, Scene iii, how does Casca describe the thunderstorm?
  1. as a miracle of science
  2. as a tribute to Caesar’s power
  3. as a warning of a possible tornado
  4. as an omen of bad things to come
Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
Which of the following actions creates the most suspense in Act II?
  1. Brutus’ confession to Portia
  2. the meeting of the conspirators
  3. the constant sound of rain and thunder
  4. Calpurnia’s warnings to Caesar
Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
In Act I, Scene ii, what does Casca’s description of Caesar’s behavior when he is offered the crown suggest about Caesar’s success?
  1. He owes his success to his family connections and wealth.
  2. He owes his success to his personal heroism and charisma.
  3. He owes his success to the support of a few noblemen.
  4. He owes his success to his manipulation of the masses.
Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is considered which type of work?
  1. a biography
  2. a play
  3. a historical fiction
  4. an autobiography
Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
Act I, Scene i of Julius Caesar opens with a celebration. What is being celebrated?
  1. Caesar's return from the Trojan War.
  2. Caesar's return from defeating Pompey.
  3. the Festival of the Leprechauns
  4. Antony's victory in a foot race.
Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
When Caesar blames his behavior at the footrace on his infirmity, what is he referring to?
  1. physical weakness
  2. lack of judgment
  3. moral confusion
  4. political ambition
Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
What decision does Brutus make against Cassius’ wishes?
  1. the decision to avoid killing Marc Antony
  2. the decision to avoid killing the soothsayer
  3. the decision to avoid kidnapping Calpurnia
  4. the decision to avoid involving Portia
Grade 10 Hamlet
How did King Hamlet die?
  1. King Claudius poured poison into his ear.
  2. King Claudius stabbed him.
  3. He died of old age.
  4. He died in war.
Grade 10 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
When Brutus says that Caesar’s power may be augmented, what does he mean?
  1. Caesar’s power could decrease.
  2. Caesar’s power could increase.
  3. Caesar’s power could last forever.
  4. Caesar’s power could end suddenly.
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