Julius Caesar Quiz: Multiple Choice Questions!

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Julius Caesar Quiz: Multiple Choice Questions!

This quiz is designed to assess the first half of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Since you are here, I assume you have read, seen, or experience the play. Even if you haven't, it's okay, you can still attempt the multiple choice questions in this quiz and learn a few things about this masterpiece.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why do Flavius and Marullus demand that the decorations be removed from the statues in the opening scene?
    • A. 

      They were trying to stop the Feast of Lupercal.

    • B. 

      They did not want the people to celebrate Caesar.

    • C. 

      They were allergic to the flowers.

    • D. 

      They were trying to punish the Roman commoners.

  • 2. 
    What message does the Soothsayer give to Julius Caesar?
    • A. 

      Beware the Ides of March.

    • B. 

      Beware the conspiracy.

    • C. 

      Beware the Ides of May.

    • D. 

      Beware, Brutus and Cassius.

  • 3. 
    After Caesar refuses to accept the crown offered by Antony, what physical weakness of Caesar's is revealed to both the crowd and the readers?
    • A. 

      Blindness

    • B. 

      Diabetes

    • C. 

      Epilepsy

    • D. 

      Chronic Fevers

  • 4. 
    Which of the following unusual scenes was NOT witnessed by Casca in scene III of Act I?
    • A. 

      A man whose left hand was on fire but did not burn.

    • B. 

      A lion at the Capitol that looked at him but did not attack.

    • C. 

      One-hundred frightened women who saw men on fire walking the streets.

    • D. 

      A serpent breathing fire in the marketplace.

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      To remind Caesar to meet at the Capitol.

    • B. 

      To assure Brutus that plans for the conspiracy were in place.

    • C. 

      To convince Brutus that the Roman people needed him to join the conspiracy.

    • D. 

      To warn Caesar about Brutus' betrayal.

  • 6. 
    Which character describes Caesar as "a serpent's egg," which should be "killed in the shell"?
    • A. 

      Brutus

    • B. 

      Casca

    • C. 

      Cassius

    • D. 

      Flavius

  • 7. 
    Choose the letter beside the words that correctly fill in the blanks. "__________ die many times before their deaths; the __________ never taste of death but once."
    • A. 

      Peasants, wealthy

    • B. 

      The weak, strong

    • C. 

      Cowards, wise

    • D. 

      Cowards, valiant

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Calphurnia enters the Capitol and finds Caesar lying in his own blood.

    • B. 

      Caesar's statue spouts blood, and Romans smile as they bathe their hands in it.

    • C. 

      Senators sit around a coffin laughing jubilantly. Inside the coffin is the body of Caesar.

    • D. 

      The ghost of Pompey returns to announce the death of Julius Caesar.

  • 9. 
    Who convinces Caesar to go to the Capitol?
    • A. 

      Calphurnia

    • B. 

      Brutus

    • C. 

      Decius

    • D. 

      Antony

  • 10. 
    What does Artemidorus write in his letter to Caesar?
    • A. 

      Praise for his great success.

    • B. 

      A request for help.

    • C. 

      An update on a personal matter.

    • D. 

      A warning about the conspiracy.

  • 11. 
    Which character has "a man's mind, but a woman's might"?
    • A. 

      Portia

    • B. 

      Caesar

    • C. 

      Cassius

    • D. 

      Calphurnia

  • 12. 
    Which man is assigned the task of stabbing Caesar first?
    • A. 

      Casca

    • B. 

      Cinna

    • C. 

      Cassius

    • D. 

      Cicero

  • 13. 
    In Caesar's final speech before the assassination, he compares himself to which of the following?
    • A. 

      A mighty lion.

    • B. 

      A golden scepter.

    • C. 

      The northern star.

    • D. 

      The Roman god, Jupiter.

  • 14. 
    Which words were used to alert the conspirators that the time had come to strike?
    • A. 

      "The time is come!"

    • B. 

      "Speak hands for me!"

    • C. 

      "Free Rome from tyranny!"

    • D. 

      "Raise your daggers!"

  • 15. 
    What is the name of Brutus' young servant boy?
    • A. 

      Lucilius

    • B. 

      Pindarus

    • C. 

      Lucius

    • D. 

      Portia

  • 16. 
    • A. 

      Caesar's "falling sickness" might result in an episode at a critical time for the Roman people.

    • B. 

      Caesar once lied to gain great wealth by dishonorable means.

    • C. 

      Caesar has a history of treating his wife very poorly.

    • D. 

      Caesar once cried like a girl when he was ill.

  • 17. 
    At the Feast of Lupercal, Caesar says, "Forget not, in your speed, Antonius, to touch Calphurnia." Why does he say this?
    • A. 

      Antony is in love with Calphurnia, and Caesar is trying to play matchmaker between the two of them.

    • B. 

      Calphurnia is a part of the game, and Antony cannot possibly win the race unless he touches her.

    • C. 

      It is believed that a barren woman touched in the race will become fertile, and Calphurnia has not yet given birth to an heir.

    • D. 

      Calphurnia is believed to bring good luck to the racers, and Caesar wants Antony to do well.

  • 18. 
    Brutus loves ____________ more than he fears death.
    • A. 

      Portia

    • B. 

      Money

    • C. 

      Caesar

    • D. 

      Honor

  • 19. 
    How many times was the crown offered to Caesar by Antony?
    • A. 

      2 times

    • B. 

      3 times

    • C. 

      5 times

    • D. 

      1 time

  • 20. 
    Who convinces Brutus to join the conspiracy?
    • A. 

      Cassius

    • B. 

      Portia

    • C. 

      Casca

    • D. 

      Antony