Julius Caesar - Before You Read Quiz

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Julius Caesar Quizzes & Trivia

Read pages 878-879 in your literature textbook and answer the questions that follow about the history behind Julius Caesar's rise to power. Write your answers on a sheet of paper so you can turn it in for credit!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The play is about the assassination of Julius Caesar.  What was his role in Rome?
    • A. 

      Senator

    • B. 

      Senator & General

    • C. 

      General & Dictator

    • D. 

      Dictator

  • 2. 
    What source did Shakespeare use to write the play?
    • A. 

      _The Parallel Lives_

    • B. 

      His personal experience

    • C. 

      _The Iliad_

    • D. 

      Oral tradition

  • 3. 
    Our generals must answer to the President of the USA.  Who did Roman generals answer to?
    • A. 

      Caesar

    • B. 

      The Senate

    • C. 

      No one

    • D. 

      A select council

  • 4. 
    Caesar clashed with--
    • A. 

      Brutus

    • B. 

      Shakespeare

    • C. 

      Rome

    • D. 

      Pompey

  • 5. 
    Caesar, Pompey & Crassus formed:
    • A. 

      The First Triumvirate

    • B. 

      The Senate

    • C. 

      3 kingdoms

    • D. 

      The 3 Musketeers

  • 6. 
    Who was suspicious of Caesar's ambition?
    • A. 

      Pompey only

    • B. 

      Pompey & the Senate

    • C. 

      The Senate only

    • D. 

      The Triumvirate

  • 7. 
    Caesar marched on Rome and chased _______________ to Egypt.
    • A. 

      Cleopatra

    • B. 

      The Senate

    • C. 

      Pompey

    • D. 

      Crassus

  • 8. 
    Caesar became dicator and ruled for 10 years.  The common people later declared him:
    • A. 

      Invincible

    • B. 

      The Unconquerable God

    • C. 

      Dictator for life

    • D. 

      Emperor of Rome

  • 9. 
    When does the play begin?
    • A. 

      One day before the assassination

    • B. 

      One week before the assassination

    • C. 

      One month before the assassination

    • D. 

      6 months before the assassination

  • 10. 
    What day was made famous through Caesar's assassination?
    • A. 

      July 1

    • B. 

      March 15

    • C. 

      April 15

    • D. 

      March 25

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