Julius Caesar Quiz: Act 1 & 2

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Step into the dramatic world of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" with our thrilling quiz focused on Acts 1 and 2! This quiz is tailored for literature enthusiasts, students, or anyone intrigued by the political intrigue and complex characters in this timeless play. Immerse yourself in the pivotal events, compelling speeches, and intricate plot developments of Acts 1 and 2.

Each question delves into the nuances of Julius Caesar's early acts, testing your knowledge of character motivations, alliances, and the unfolding tragedy. Whether you're a seasoned Shakespearean scholar or a newcomer to the Roman political drama, this quiz offers an exciting way Read moreto engage with the text.

Ready to unravel the secrets of Julius Caesar's early acts? Take the quiz and prove your understanding of this literary masterpiece!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Why was Ciecero not included in the plot to kill Caesar?

  • 2. 

    Fill in the blank. Flavius and Marullus were ________ Caesar

    Explanation
    Flavius and Marullus were against Caesar, indicating their opposition or disagreement with him.

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  • 3. 

    Who is Casca

    • A.

      A dog

    • B.

      A poet

    • C.

      A conspirator

    • D.

      A servant

    Correct Answer
    C. A conspirator
    Explanation
    Casca is a person who is involved in a conspiracy. The question asks for the identity of Casca, and the correct answer is "A conspirator." This implies that Casca is someone who has conspired or plotted against someone or something.

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  • 4. 

    Check all the conspirators  names. 

    • A.

      Casca

    • B.

      Cinna

    • C.

      Lucius

    • D.

      Decius

    • E.

      Calpurnia

    • F.

      Mark Antony

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Casca
    B. Cinna
    D. Decius
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes the names Casca, Cinna, and Decius. These are the three names that can be checked as conspirators. The other names, Lucius, Calpurnia, and Mark Antony, are not mentioned as conspirators and should not be checked.

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  • 5. 

    Metellus Cimber volunteered to go to the Capitol with Caesar

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Metellus Cimber did not volunteer to go to the Capitol with Caesar. In fact, he was one of the conspirators who participated in the assassination of Caesar at the Capitol.

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  • 6. 

    Who dreamed about Caesar's death?

    • A.

      Portia

    • B.

      Calpurnia

    • C.

      Mark Antony

    • D.

      Lucius

    Correct Answer
    B. Calpurnia
    Explanation
    The person who famously dreamed about Caesar's death was Calpurnia, the wife of Julius Caesar. In William Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar," Calpurnia has a vivid and ominous dream the night before Caesar's assassination. She sees a statue of Caesar bleeding from multiple wounds, and this dream is one of the many omens and warnings that foreshadow Caesar's tragic fate. Calpurnia's dream is a key element in the play and contributes to the atmosphere of impending doom surrounding Caesar's assassination.

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  • 7. 

    In William Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar," who delivers the famous "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears" speech in Act 3?

    • A.

      Julius Caesar 

    • B.

      Brutus

    • C.

      Cassius 

    • D.

      Mark Antony

    Correct Answer
    D. Mark Antony
    Explanation
    In Act 3 of "Julius Caesar," Mark Antony delivers the famous speech at Caesar's funeral. The opening line, "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears," is one of the most well-known lines in English literature. In this speech, Antony cleverly manipulates the crowd's emotions and turns public opinion against Brutus and the conspirators who assassinated Caesar. This speech is a pivotal moment in the play and contributes to the unfolding of the plot.

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  • 8. 

    What are the Ides of March? (Select all that apply)

    • A.

      The day Caesar died. (Or, for those of us who want to be weird, was crucified)

    • B.

      What the soothsayer warned Caesar about.

    • C.

      What Calpurnia's dream had foreshadowed.

    • D.

      March 15th

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The day Caesar died. (Or, for those of us who want to be weird, was crucified)
    B. What the soothsayer warned Caesar about.
    C. What Calpurnia's dream had foreshadowed.
    D. March 15th
    Explanation
    The Ides of March refers to the day when Caesar was assassinated. It is also associated with the warnings given by the soothsayer to Caesar and the foreshadowing of his death in Calpurnia's dream. March 15th is the specific date on which these events took place.

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  • 9. 

    Why does Brutus avoid killing Mark Antony?

    • A.

      He doesn't want to be seen as a butcher

    • B.

      He thinks blood is gross

    • C.

      He thinks he can't kill him

    • D.

      None of the other conspirators want to

    Correct Answer
    A. He doesn't want to be seen as a butcher
    Explanation
    Brutus avoids killing Mark Antony because he doesn't want to be seen as a butcher. This suggests that Brutus is concerned about his public image and wants to maintain a sense of honor and nobility. By sparing Mark Antony's life, Brutus hopes to avoid being perceived as a ruthless and bloodthirsty killer, which could potentially damage his reputation and the credibility of their cause.

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  • 10. 

    Flavius and Marcellous want to disrobe the statues

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true because it states that Flavius and Marcellous want to disrobe the statues. This implies that they have the intention or desire to remove the clothing or coverings from the statues.

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  • 11. 

    Who does Caesar want Antonius to touch?

    • A.

      Lucius

    • B.

      Portia

    • C.

      Octavious Caesar

    • D.

      Calpurnia

    Correct Answer
    D. Calpurnia
    Explanation
    Caesar wants Antonius to touch Calpurnia.

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  • 12. 

    The senators want to meet Caesar at the Capitol at 8:00.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the senators have a desire or intention to meet Caesar at the Capitol at 8:00. Since there is no contradictory information provided, we can assume that this statement is true.

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