Julius Caesar And Antony And Cleopatra

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  • 1. 

    Brutus killed himself because...

    • A.

      He misses Caesar and feels guilty

    • B.

      He lost the battle

    • C.

      Antony was picking on him

    • D.

      Cassius died

    Correct Answer
    B. He lost the battle
    Explanation
    Brutus killed himself because he lost the battle. This implies that he was overwhelmed by the defeat and saw no way out of his situation. The loss of the battle could have been a major blow to his morale and sense of purpose, leading him to believe that death was the only solution.

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  • 2. 

    Lepidus joined Octavius and Marc Antony.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Lepidus joined Octavius and Marc Antony, indicating that the statement is true. This suggests that Lepidus aligned himself with Octavius and Marc Antony, possibly forming an alliance or partnership.

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  • 3. 

    Caesar's ghost appeares to whom?

    • A.

      Brutus

    • B.

      Antony

    • C.

      Calpurnia

    • D.

      Cassius

    Correct Answer
    A. Brutus
    Explanation
    Caesar's ghost appears to Brutus. This is significant because Brutus was one of the main conspirators in the assassination of Julius Caesar. The appearance of Caesar's ghost to Brutus can be seen as a form of retribution or punishment for his involvement in the plot. It also serves as a haunting reminder of the consequences of his actions and the guilt he may feel for betraying a friend and leader.

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  • 4. 

    _____ was the first to speak to the crowd.

    Correct Answer
    Brutus
    Explanation
    Brutus was the first to speak to the crowd. This suggests that Brutus took the initiative and had the courage to address the crowd before anyone else. It implies that Brutus was confident and willing to take a leadership role in the situation.

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  • 5. 

    Who shows up after the killing?

    • A.

      Portia

    • B.

      Calpurnia

    • C.

      Antony

    • D.

      The soothsayer

    Correct Answer
    C. Antony
    Explanation
    After the killing, Antony shows up. This suggests that Antony is involved in the events following the killing, possibly indicating his role in seeking justice or revenge.

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  • 6. 

    Does Caesar ignore the warning?

    Correct Answer
    Yes
    Yeah
    Ya
    Explanation
    The given correct answer suggests that Caesar does ignore the warning. The variations in the response ("Yes," "Yeah," "Ya") all indicate agreement that Caesar does indeed ignore the warning.

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  • 7. 

    Decius offers Caesar a letter in the street.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 8. 

    _____ stabbed Caesar.

    Correct Answer
    The conspirators
    Cassius and the others
    Brutus
    Conspiracy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The conspirators, Cassius and the others, Brutus, Conspiracy." This answer suggests that multiple individuals, including Cassius, the others, and Brutus, were involved in the act of stabbing Caesar. The term "conspiracy" implies that this act was premeditated and planned by a group of people.

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  • 9. 

    Brutus's intuition convinced him to join the conspiracy.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Brutus's intuition convinced him to join the conspiracy. However, this is not true. In Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar," Brutus joins the conspiracy out of a sense of duty and concern for the Roman Republic. His decision is based on his belief that Caesar's ambition poses a threat to the republic's democratic values. It is not his intuition that leads him to join the conspiracy, but rather his rational judgment and principles.

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  • 10. 

    ______ convinced Brutus to join the conspiracy.

    Correct Answer
    Forged letters planted by Cassius
    The letters
    Letter
    Cassius
    Caesar betraying Brutus
    Explanation
    Cassius convinced Brutus to join the conspiracy by planting forged letters that appeared to be from Caesar, betraying Brutus. These letters manipulated Brutus into believing that Caesar's ambition posed a threat to Rome, ultimately persuading him to join the conspiracy against Caesar.

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  • 11. 

    Brutus admits to Cassius that he fears the people want Caesar to be king.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because Brutus openly admits to Cassius that he is afraid of the people's desire for Caesar to become king. This implies that Brutus acknowledges the popularity and support Caesar has among the people, which is a significant factor in his decision-making process.

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  • 12. 

    ______ calls Brutus a nobel roman.

    Correct Answer
    Marc Antony
    Antony
    Explanation
    Marc Antony calls Brutus a noble Roman.

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  • 13. 

    ______ is Caesar's "god" son.

    Correct Answer
    Brutus
    Explanation
    Caesar's "god" son is Brutus. This suggests that Caesar holds Brutus in high regard and considers him to be like a son to him, possibly even treating him as a chosen successor or a close confidant. The term "god" son implies a special bond and a position of trust and honor within Caesar's inner circle.

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  • 14. 

    Antony tells the plebeians that the killing was to prevent Caesar's ambition.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Antony does not tell the plebeians that the killing was to prevent Caesar's ambition. In fact, Antony gives a speech at Caesar's funeral where he portrays Caesar as a noble and ambitious leader, emphasizing his virtues and downplaying any negative aspects. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 15. 

    Caesar was stabbed in the ______.  (**LOCATION)

    Correct Answer
    Senate
    Senate house
    Explanation
    Caesar was stabbed in the Senate or the Senate house. Both options refer to the same location where the stabbing incident took place. The Senate was a political institution in ancient Rome, and the Senate house was the physical building where the Senate convened. This is a historical fact widely known and documented.

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  • 16. 

    Antony offers Caesar a ______ at the marketplace.

    Correct Answer
    crown of laurels
    Crown
    throne
    role to be king
    Explanation
    Antony offers Caesar a crown of laurels, which is a symbol of victory and honor. A crown represents royalty and power, so offering Caesar a crown implies that Antony is acknowledging his authority and leadership. Additionally, offering a throne suggests that Antony is offering Caesar a position of power and authority. Finally, offering a role to be king implies that Antony is offering Caesar the opportunity to rule and govern.

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  • 17. 

    Who tries to convince Caesar to stay home?

    • A.

      The soothsayer

    • B.

      His mom

    • C.

      Brutus

    • D.

      Calpurnia

    Correct Answer
    D. Calpurnia
    Explanation
    Calpurnia tries to convince Caesar to stay home. Calpurnia, Caesar's wife, has a dream that foretells danger and warns Caesar about it. She pleads with him not to go to the Senate on that day due to her fears and the omens she witnessed. Despite her pleas, Caesar ultimately ignores her advice and goes to the Senate, leading to his assassination.

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  • 18. 

    The soothsayer says what to Caesar?

    • A.

      "Beware Cassius for he will do you wrong"

    • B.

      “Beware the Ides of March”

    • C.

      "Beware thats a vitious dog"

    • D.

      "Beware by not leaving your house, you will be safe"

    Correct Answer
    B. “Beware the Ides of March”
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Beware the Ides of March". This is the correct answer because it directly addresses the question of what the soothsayer says to Caesar. The phrase "Beware the Ides of March" is a famous warning that Caesar receives about a specific date, March 15th.

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  • 19. 

    What was Cleopatra famous for?

    • A.

      Her beauty and intelligence

    • B.

      Being a female pharaoh

    • C.

      Her love story

    • D.

      Having the child of Julius Caesar

    Correct Answer
    A. Her beauty and intelligence
    Explanation
    Cleopatra was famous for her beauty and intelligence. She was considered to be one of the most beautiful women of her time and was known for her charm and wit. Cleopatra was also highly intelligent and a skilled diplomat, which allowed her to maintain her power and influence in a male-dominated society. Her beauty and intelligence were key factors in her ability to captivate and manipulate powerful men such as Julius Caesar and Mark Antony.

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  • 20. 

    Why is  Cleopatra's story so famous?

    • A.

      Her family life

    • B.

      Whom she loved and how she dies

    • C.

      How Cleopatra lived

    Correct Answer
    B. Whom she loved and how she dies
    Explanation
    Cleopatra's story is famous because of whom she loved and how she died. Her romantic relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, two powerful Roman leaders, have captivated people throughout history. Additionally, her dramatic death by suicide, supposedly by allowing herself to be bitten by a venomous snake, adds to the intrigue and fascination surrounding her life. These aspects of her story have made Cleopatra a legendary figure in history and continue to capture the imagination of people today.

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  • 21. 

    Why and how did Cleopatra die?

    • A.

      She died by a poisonous snake that was in her bed when she was sleeping

    • B.

      She was dragged through the streets of Rome to be jeered by Octavius

    • C.

      She died by assassination as she went for a walk.

    • D.

      She died by a poisonous snake bite because she did not want to be taken to Rome by Octavian.

    Correct Answer
    D. She died by a poisonous snake bite because she did not want to be taken to Rome by Octavian.
    Explanation
    Cleopatra died by a poisonous snake bite because she did not want to be taken to Rome by Octavian. This explanation suggests that Cleopatra chose to end her life rather than face the humiliation of being paraded through the streets of Rome. By allowing herself to be bitten by a poisonous snake, she took control of her own fate and avoided the fate that awaited her in Rome.

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  • 22. 

    Cleopatra was last Pharoah that ruled the Egypt and the last Queen Pharaoh

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Cleopatra was indeed the last Pharaoh to rule Egypt and the last Queen Pharaoh. She was a powerful ruler who reigned over Egypt during the time of the Roman Empire. Cleopatra's reign marked the end of the Ptolemaic dynasty and the beginning of Roman rule in Egypt. She is well-known for her political alliances and relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Cleopatra's rule came to an end with her death in 30 BC, making her the last Pharaoh of Egypt.

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  • 23. 

    Who did Cleopatra first marry after her father died?

    • A.

      Her lover

    • B.

      Her little brother

    • C.

      Julius Caesar

    • D.

      Her dad

    Correct Answer
    B. Her little brother
    Explanation
    After Cleopatra's father died, she first married her little brother. This was a common practice among the ruling family of Egypt at that time, as it helped maintain the royal bloodline and consolidate power within the family. Cleopatra married her brother Ptolemy XIII, who was only 10 years old at the time. However, their marriage was marked by power struggles and conflicts, ultimately leading to Cleopatra's exile from Egypt.

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  • 24. 

    What was Cleopatra's interests? 

    • A.

      Using perfumes

    • B.

      Reading and building a future for her children

    Correct Answer
    B. Reading and building a future for her children
    Explanation
    Cleopatra's interests included reading and building a future for her children. She was known for her intelligence and love for learning, often spending her time reading books and expanding her knowledge. Additionally, as a queen and mother, Cleopatra was dedicated to securing a prosperous future for her children, ensuring their education and well-being.

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  • 25. 

    Caesar held his triumph in Rome after defeating whom?

    Correct Answer
    Pompey
    Explanation
    Caesar held his triumph in Rome after defeating Pompey. Pompey was a prominent Roman general and statesman who was a rival of Caesar. After a civil war between them, Caesar emerged victorious and celebrated his triumph in Rome. This victory over Pompey solidified Caesar's power and influence in Rome, establishing him as the sole ruler and leading to the downfall of the Roman Republic.

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  • 26. 

    What was Brutus' wife name?

    • A.

      Octavia

    • B.

      Portia

    • C.

      Porita

    • D.

      Calpurnia

    Correct Answer
    B. Portia
    Explanation
    Brutus' wife's name was Portia.

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  • 27. 

    What is happening in the picture above?

    • A.

      Julius Caesar's birthday

    • B.

      The winning racer celebrating victory

    • C.

      Julius Caesar's assasination

    • D.

      A town meeting

    Correct Answer
    C. Julius Caesar's assasination
    Explanation
    In the picture above, we can see a group of people surrounding a man who appears to be Julius Caesar. He is being attacked by multiple individuals, indicating that this is a scene depicting Julius Caesar's assassination. The intense and chaotic atmosphere, along with the presence of weapons and the shocked expressions on the faces of the onlookers, further support this interpretation.

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  • 28. 

    When are the Ides of March?

    • A.

      May 15

    • B.

      March 1

    • C.

      May 5

    • D.

      March 15

    Correct Answer
    D. March 15
    Explanation
    The Ides of March is a term used in the Roman calendar to refer to the 15th day of March. This date was significant in ancient Rome as it marked the middle of the month and was associated with several religious observances. It gained further historical significance due to the assassination of Julius Caesar on March 15, 44 BC. Therefore, the correct answer is March 15.

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  • 29. 

    Caesar's wife Calpurnia dreamed that ____________ spouted out of Caesar's statue.  This is an example of ______________.

    Correct Answer
    Blood, forwshadowing
    Explanation
    In this question, the correct answer is "Blood, foreshadowing." The question is referring to a dream that Caesar's wife, Calpurnia, had where blood spouted out of Caesar's statue. This dream can be seen as a form of foreshadowing because it hints at the violence and bloodshed that will occur in the future, specifically Caesar's assassination.

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  • 30. 

    Brutus learns of the deaths of _________ ____ _______ with a heavy heart, and prepares to take on the Romans again.

    Correct Answer
    Cassius and Titinius
    Explanation
    Brutus receives the news of Cassius and Titinius' deaths with great sadness, which affects him deeply. Despite this heavy heart, he gathers himself and gets ready to confront the Romans once again.

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  • 31. 

    What was Calpurnia's dream?  Make note of at least three other incidents that foretell Caesar's death.  

  • 32. 

    In the first part of the story an ominous storm is raging.  What meaning might the storms have?

  • 33. 

    Caesar's ghost:

    • A.

      Tells Cassius to beware

    • B.

      Tells Brutus that he forgives him

    • C.

      Tells Antony that Brutus is a noble man

    • D.

      Tells Brutus that he'll see him on the battlefield

    Correct Answer
    D. Tells Brutus that he'll see him on the battlefield
    Explanation
    Caesar's ghost appears to Brutus and tells him that he will see him on the battlefield. This suggests that Caesar's ghost is warning Brutus that they will meet again in a battle, possibly indicating that Brutus's actions will have consequences and that he will face retribution for his role in Caesar's assassination. This statement from the ghost adds to the tension and foreshadows the upcoming conflict between Brutus and the forces opposing him.

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  • 34. 

    Mark Antony turns the crowd of Romans into a rioting mob against the conspirators. Of Ethos, Logos and Pathos, which does he use most effectively?   Explain how he does this by citing his speeches and give three examples.  

  • 35. 

    One of the arguments between Cassius and Brutus is about:

    • A.

      Brutus refusing to send gold to Cassius

    • B.

      Brutus taking charge of the battle strategy

    • C.

      Cassius taking bribes to fund his army

    • D.

      Cassius spending his money on wine

    Correct Answer
    C. Cassius taking bribes to fund his army
    Explanation
    In the argument between Cassius and Brutus, one of the issues they disagree on is Cassius taking bribes to fund his army. This suggests that Cassius is accepting illegal payments in order to finance his military forces. This disagreement highlights a conflict in their values and principles, as Brutus may see accepting bribes as unethical and compromising their cause.

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  • 36. 

    Throughout the play, Brutus is motivated by:

    • A.

      Power

    • B.

      Rome

    • C.

      Envy

    • D.

      Honor

    Correct Answer
    D. Honor
    Explanation
    Brutus is motivated by honor throughout the play. This is evident in his decision to join the conspiracy against Julius Caesar, as he believes it is for the greater good of Rome. He values his reputation and integrity above all else, and his actions are driven by a sense of duty and loyalty towards his country. He genuinely believes that his actions are honorable and necessary, even though they ultimately lead to tragic consequences.

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  • 37. 

    When Caesar's ghost appears to Antony prior to the Battle at Phillipi, it is an example of:

    • A.

      Hyperbole

    • B.

      Anachronism

    • C.

      Foreshadowing

    • D.

      Metaphor

    Correct Answer
    C. Foreshadowing
    Explanation
    The appearance of Caesar's ghost to Antony prior to the Battle at Phillipi foreshadows the outcome of the battle and the eventual defeat of Antony. This supernatural occurrence serves as a warning or omen of the impending doom and downfall of Antony's forces. It hints at the idea that Antony's actions and decisions will lead to his own downfall, just as Caesar's assassination ultimately led to the downfall of his conspirators.

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  • 38. 

    In Act 4, Mark Antony reveals his arrogance when he:

    • A.

      Refers to Lepidus as a slight, unmeritable man

    • B.

      Wants to cut off some of the legacies in Caesar's will

    • C.

      Adds his nephew to the list of people who will be killed

    • D.

      Has his toga embellished with golden threads

    Correct Answer
    A. Refers to Lepidus as a slight, unmeritable man
    Explanation
    In Act 4, Mark Antony reveals his arrogance when he refers to Lepidus as a slight, unmeritable man. This statement suggests that Antony views himself as superior to Lepidus and belittles his worthiness. It showcases Antony's inflated ego and his disregard for others who he perceives as less important or deserving. This arrogance is a reflection of Antony's growing power and ambition, as he becomes more ruthless and willing to demean those around him for his own gain.

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  • 39. 

    Prior to the Battle at Phillipi, we learn that Portia:

    • A.

      Is on her way to Sardis

    • B.

      Has committed suicide

    • C.

      Has been murdered

    • D.

      Is contemplating suicide

    Correct Answer
    B. Has committed suicide
    Explanation
    The given answer states that Portia has committed suicide. This means that prior to the Battle at Phillipi, Portia has taken her own life. The information provided in the question does not give any indication of Portia's state of mind or her intentions. However, the answer suggests that she has already ended her life before the mentioned battle.

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  • 40. 

    The climax of a tragedy is usually when:

    Correct Answer
    the tragic hero dies
    Explanation
    In a tragedy, the climax is typically reached when the tragic hero dies. This is because the tragic hero's death represents the culmination of their tragic flaw or downfall. It is the moment of ultimate tragedy and often leads to a resolution or conclusion in the story. The death of the tragic hero is significant as it brings about a sense of catharsis for the audience and emphasizes the tragic nature of the story.

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  • 41. 

    Although the play titled is "Julius Caesar",  the protagonist is clearly Brutus.  Why do you Shakespeare uses him as the vehicle through which to tell the story?  

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