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Julius Caesar Study Guide
Transcript of Julius Caesar Study Guide
What is it that Casca does?
A. Joins the conspiracy
B. Criticizes Cassius
C. Is Struck By Lightning
“Casca: Be factious for redress of all these griefs,
And I will set this foot of mine as far
As who goes farthest.”
Here, Casca is saying he will do whatever needs to be done to overthrow Caesar. This is when Cassius tells him about the conspiracy.
In the final act, if his forces lose, what does Brutus plan to do?
A. blame Cassius
B. escape to Iberia
C. commit suicide
“Brutus: I prithee, Strato, stay thou by thy lord.
Thou are a good fellow of a good respect;
The life hath had some smatch of honor in it.
Hold then my sword, and turn away thy face
While I do run upon it. Wilt thou, Strato?”
Why is Brutus considered a stoic?
A. He loves his friends.
B. He is a valiant soldier.
C. He tries to show no emotion.
An example of this is when Brutus helps kill Caesar. While he had a personal friendship with Caesar, he wanted to think of his country before himself and his preferences. 24.
How is Cassius killed?
A. With the help of his slave
B. In battle
C. By the enraged Brutus
“Cassius: Come hither, sirrah.
In Parthia did I take thee prisoner,
And then I swore thee, saving of thy life,
That whatsoever I bid thee do,
Thou shouldst attempt it. Come now, keep thine oath.
Now be a freeman, and with this good sword,
That ran through Caesar’s bowels, search this bosom.
Stand not to answer. Here, take thou the hilts,
And when my face is covered, as ‘tis now,
Guide thou the sword.”
Why does Brutus know his “hour is come” to die?
C.Visits of a ghost “Brutus: The ghost of Caesar hath appeared to me
Two several times by night—at Sardis once,
And this last night here in Phillipi fields.
I know my hour is come.” 26.
Brutus says it is better to kill oneself than do what?
A.To be taken captive
B.To take another’s life
C.To suffer painful wounds “Brutus: Farewell, good Strato. Caesar, now be still.
I killed not thee without half so good a will.” 27.
What does Brutus ask several of his men?
A. to serve Antony faithfully
B. to assist in his own suicide
C. to escape while they can Brutus asks Clitus to help him kill himself. Clitus refuses. Brutus then asks Dardanius, who refuses too. Volumnius refuses also. Finally Strato says yes when Brutus asks. 28.
Antony says that all of the conspirators except Brutus acted out of what?
B.need for money
C.envy of Caesar “Antony: This was the noblest Roman of them all.
All the conspirators save only he
Did that they did in envy of great Caesar;” 29.
The crown was offered to Caesar by whom?
B. Metellus Cimber
D. Flavius “Cassius: Who offered him the crown?
Casca: Why, Antony.” 30.
What does Portia plead with Brutus to do?
A. stay home from the Senate
B. join the conspiracy
C. share his problems with her “Portia: Dear my lord, Make me acquainted with your cause of grief.” 31.
Who convinces Caesar to attend the Senate?
D. Brutus “Decius: And know it now, the Senate have concluded
To give this day a crown to mighty Caesar.
If you shall send them word you will not come,
Their minds may change.” 32.
What reason does Brutus give for the slaying of Caesar?
A. Caesar was selfish
B. Caesar was tyrannical
C. Caesar was ambitious
D. None of the above “Brutus: If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer: Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more. Had you rather Caesar were living, and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all freemen? As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honor him; but -- as he was ambitious, I slew him.” 33.
Who was killed because he was mistaken for a conspirator?
A. Cinna the poet
D. Marullus The citizens of Rome know that there was a Cinna involved in the conspiracy. When they heard Cinna the poet’s name, they believed it to be him and killed him. It was not Cinna the poet though. 34.
Of what does Brutus accuse Cassius?
A. Cheating at cards
B. Accepting bribes
C. Stealing money
D. Spying for Antony “Brutus: Let me tell you, Cassius, you yourself
Are much condemned to have an itching palm,
To sell and mart your offices for gold
To undeservers" 35.
Who appears to Brutus during the night in Act IV?
A. the ghost of conscience
B. the ghost of Portia
C. the ghost of Caesar
D. the ghost of Pompey Caesar shows up to Brutus to tell him they will meet again at Philippi. How'd You Do?