Literature Test: Julius Caesar Trivia Quiz

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Literature Test: Julius Caesar Trivia Quiz

Julius Caesar Literature test trivia quiz. Caesar was the leader who was responsible for the growth of the Roman Empire to one of the strongest the world has ever seen through his dictatorial and military skills. Take up the quiz below and get to see just how much you know about him and his achievements. All the best going back in time!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What makes "Julius Caesar" a tragedy?  For that matter, what makes any piece of literary work a tragedy?  Be specific and go beyond the fact that several people die.
  • 2. 
    When Caesar says, "Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous." he suggests that Cassius:
    • A. 

      Is malnourished

    • B. 

      Has an outgoing personality

    • C. 

      Is the life of any party

    • D. 

      Is powerful

  • 3. 
    In what city does "Julius Caesar" take place?
    • A. 

      Sicily

    • B. 

      Paris

    • C. 

      Rome

    • D. 

      Greece

  • 4. 
    The "Ides of March" is what date?
    • A. 

      July 4

    • B. 

      March 15

    • C. 

      March 23

    • D. 

      First week of March

  • 5. 
    Who is Calphurnia?
    • A. 

      The wife of Brutus

    • B. 

      The wife of Cassius

    • C. 

      The wife of Caesar

    • D. 

      The wife of Antony

  • 6. 
    How many times was Caesar offered the crown upon his return from battle?
    • A. 

      Five times

    • B. 

      Twice

    • C. 

      Never

    • D. 

      Three times

  • 7. 
    What is the meaning of:  “…I love/The name of honor more than I fear death” 
    • A. 

      That Caesar cares more about his friends than he is afraid of dying

    • B. 

      That Caesar knows he will die because he loves too much

    • C. 

      That Caesar has a sense of pride that is greater than his fear of death

    • D. 

      That Caesar realizes his love of honor will eventually kill him

  • 8. 
    A tragic hero is one that:
    • A. 

      Had a weakness that helped facilitate his or her death

    • B. 

      Never deserved to die

    • C. 

      Kills him or herself

    • D. 

      Draws the reader in with kindness before dying

  • 9. 
    Shakespeare was born in what town or city?
    • A. 

      Stratford-upon-Avon

    • B. 

      London

    • C. 

      Oxford

    • D. 

      Wales

  • 10. 
    Who did Shakespeare marry?
    • A. 

      Anne Hathaway

    • B. 

      Judith Sadler

    • C. 

      Mary, Queen of Scots

    • D. 

      Susanna Hall

  • 11. 
    The London theaters were closed on account of a virulent outbreak of the plague in 1593 and part of 1594. Specifically, what disease was this?
    • A. 

      Tuberculosis

    • B. 

      Plague of frogs

    • C. 

      The pox

    • D. 

      Bubonic Plague

  • 12. 
    What was the theater founded by Shakespeare and his contemporaries?
    • A. 

      Madison Square Garden

    • B. 

      The Globe Theater

    • C. 

      The Global Theater

    • D. 

      The Oxford Theater

  • 13. 
    Shakespeare is rumored to have helped translate which famous book?
    • A. 

      Romulus and Theodole

    • B. 

      A Treatise of Men

    • C. 

      War and Peace

    • D. 

      The Bible

  • 14. 
    How many plays did Shakespeare write?
    • A. 

      134

    • B. 

      37

    • C. 

      1,235

    • D. 

      4

  • 15. 
    Who played all the parts in plays during Shakespeare's time?
    • A. 

      Adult men

    • B. 

      Males

    • C. 

      Women

    • D. 

      Members of the clergy

  • 16. 
    This occurs when an actor on stage talks directly to the audience.  No one but that actor and the audience can "hear" what is being said.
    • A. 

      Pun

    • B. 

      Testimony

    • C. 

      Allegory

    • D. 

      Aside

  • 17. 
    Aside from the articles (the, an, a), which words in the following sentence can be labeled as adjectives?   "Tired of the hours of homework, the exhausted students flopped down on her cozy couch for some much needed rest and relaxation."
    • A. 

      Tired and down

    • B. 

      Tired, hours, rest

    • C. 

      Tired, exhausted, her, cozy

    • D. 

      Tired, exhausted, rest, relaxation

  • 18. 
    Which words in the following sentence can best be described as nouns? "Chester really wanted to swim with the dolphins; he had always dreamed of being in the ocean with nothing around him but the mammals of the sea, the sun in the sky, and his wits."
    • A. 

      Chester, dolphins, ocean, sea, sky, wits

    • B. 

      Chester, dolphins, swim, ocean, around

    • C. 

      Chester, dolphins, ocean, him, in

    • D. 

      Chester, wanted, being, around

  • 19. 
    Which words in the following sentences can best be described as verbs? "Alice wondered why she had been sent to wonderland.  Thinking aloud, she realized that this was exactly the place her detractors wanted her to be."
    • A. 

      Wondered, been, place, to

    • B. 

      Wondered, sent, realized, was, wanted

    • C. 

      Wondered, why, aloud, exactly

    • D. 

      Wondered, place, detractors

  • 20. 
    "I am so hungry I could eat a horse!" is an example of...
    • A. 

      Assonance

    • B. 

      Personification

    • C. 

      Hyperbole

    • D. 

      Ritalin

  • 21. 
    "Peter Piper Picked Pickled Peppers" is an example of...
    • A. 

      Pun

    • B. 

      Irony

    • C. 

      Oxymoron

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 22. 
    What was the end result of the events of "The Lottery"?
    • A. 

      Tessie Hutchinson was run out of town

    • B. 

      Bobby Shackleford was stoned to death

    • C. 

      Old Man Warner got what he always wanted-- and end to the Lottery

    • D. 

      Tessie Hutchinson was stoned to death

  • 23. 
    In "The Monkey's Paw," who arrives on the old couple's doorstep in the middle of the night?
    • A. 

      A visitor from the county office

    • B. 

      A vampire

    • C. 

      Their son, returned from the dead

    • D. 

      Sargeant-Major Morris

  • 24. 
    Why do the partygoers in "The Masque of Red Death" hide out in Prospero's castle?
    • A. 

      Invasion from the Gauls

    • B. 

      They are trying to keep the plague out

    • C. 

      Prospero has imprisoned them

    • D. 

      They are all infected and are required not to infect others

  • 25. 
    In "Julius Caesar", why do Flavius and Marullus demand that the decorations be removed from the statues in the opening scene?
    • A. 

      They did not want the people to celebrate Caesar.

    • B. 

      They were trying to punish the Roman commoners.

    • C. 

      They were allergic to the flowers.

    • D. 

      They were trying to stop the Feast of Lupercal.

  • 26. 
    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

  • 27. 
    "__________ 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

  • 28. 
    Calphurnia has a terrible nightmare in Act II, Scene II. What happens in the nightmare?
    • 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.

  • 29. 
    What does Artemidorus write in his letter to Caesar?  
    • A. 

      Praise for his success

    • B. 

      A request for help

    • C. 

      An update on a personal matter

    • D. 

      A warning about the conspiracy