What task does Cassius send Titinius to do during the battle with Antony's forces?a) warn brutus that his tent is on fire b) take a message of surrender to brutus c) rescue pindarus from the enemy...

What task does Cassius send Titinius to do during the battle with Antony's forces?

a) warn brutus that his tent is on fire

b) take a message of surrender to brutus

c) rescue pindarus from the enemy troops

d) see if the troops near cassius tent are enemies

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The answer to this question can be found in Act V, Scene 3.  The correct answer is D -- he sends Titinius to find out whether the troops are friends or enemies.

In this scene, the battle has gone badly for Cassius and his side.  They have been surrounded by the troops led by Antony.  Cassius sends Titinius to find out the identity of the troops near the tent.  He then goes up a hill to watch for the result.  When Titinius is captured (the troops by the tent appear to be enemies) Cassius is overcome with guilt and has Pindarus kill him.  Ironically, Titinius had not really been captured -- the soldiers were friendly.

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