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Julius Caesar Quiz Act One
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- Why are the commoners celebrating at the beginning of Act I, scene i? A) It’s a holiday; B) They got a pay raise; C) Caesar defeated Pompey and is returning to the city; D) They’ve just elected a new king.
- Why does Caesar command Marc Antony to touch Calphurnia during his race? A) Antony is in love with Calphurnia; B) It will cure her infertility; C) Caesar is testing Antony’s loyalty; D) It will bring Antony good luck.
- Which of the following adjectives best describes Cassius? A) Manipulative; B) Loyal; C) Arrogant; D) Obsessive-compulsive.
- What is Caesar told to beware? A) Snakes; B) Men with beards; C) Fire; D) The ides of March.
- How do the noblemen feel about Caesar’s rise to power? A) They don’t think he should have so much power; B) They think he came about the power through the wrong means; C) They’re happy to be friends with the man in power; D) They’re all jealous of him.
- Why does Cassius go to such lengths to convince Brutus to join him against Caesar? A) Brutus is wealthy and would be able to fund their plot; B) Cassius knows deep-down Brutus is cold-blooded and would be a great aid to their cause; C) Brutus is prestigious and has much respect among the common man; D) He’s not entirely sure, but Casca told him to.
- “He doth bestride the narrow world/Like a Colossus...” is an example of A) Irony; B) Exposition; C) Pun; D) Simile.
- What indication do we have that Casca isn’t very intelligent? A) He speaks in prose; B) He doesn’t understand puns; C) We’re told he never went to school; D) He doesn’t understand Latin.
- The “falling sickness” is A) Cancer; B) Epilepsy; C) The flu; D) Light-headedness.
- What is Cassius’s main argument against Caesar being in power? A) Caesar is no better than any other man, and is physically weak; B) Caesar is dumb as a box of rocks; C) No one likes Caesar, so there will be a lot of fighting in Rome; D) Cassius thinks he and Brutus should rule Rome because Caesar cheated them when they were in school together.
- How does the crowd react when Caesar is offered the crown three times and refuses each time? A) The are pleased and cheer; B) They get angry and riot; C) They are all silent, staring in awe at Caesar; D) They yell that the crown should be offered to Antony instead.
- “No, Caesar hath it not; but you, and I/And honest Casca, we have the falling sickness” is an example of A) Personification; B) Heroic Couplet; C) Metaphor; D) Pun.
- Which of the following is NOT a “strange happening” in Rome that Casca observes? A) A man’s hand was on fire, yet he was not hurt; B) A lion was at The Capitol, but did not attack anyone; C) A mouse devoured a hawk; D) An owl was seen at noon in the center of the city.
- How does Cassius react to all of the omens in Rome? A) He’s almost defiant in spite of them. B) He’s scared of them. C) He blames Casca for them. D) He prays for them to go away.
- What is Cassius planning to do to convince Brutus to join them in their enterprise? A) Kidnap his sister until he agrees to help; B) Throw letters in his window that were supposedly written by commoners against Caesar; C) Convince Brutus that Caesar is planning to kill Brutus, so Brutus should get him first; D) Cassius is going to tell Brutus it’s all a play, and then really have Brutus kill Caesar during it.
- “And after this, let Caesar seat him sure,/For we shall shake him, or worse days endure” is an example of a A) Pun; B) Simile; C) Heroic couplet; D) Hyperbole
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A quiz for Act One of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar--Multiple Choice and quotation identification