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by William Shakespeare

Julius Caesar Quiz 1

1. At the opening of the play, what are the plebeians celebrating?

  • Caesar's marriage to Calpurnia
  • Octavius' victory over Brutus
  • Caesar becoming King
  • Caesar's victory over Pompey

2. The plebeians are:

  • the ruling class of Rome
  • elected officials in the Roman senate
  • members of the lower classes
  • relatives of Caesar

3. "Beware the ides of March" is stated by whom?

  • Calpurnia
  • Brutus
  • Cassius
  • A soothsayer

4. Who leads the conspiracy against Caesar?

  • Antony
  • Brutus
  • Cassius
  • Cinna

5. Why does Caesar request Antony "touch Calpurnia"?

  • to heal her of a sickness
  • to impregnate her
  • to glean her powers of foresight
  • to rid her of her sterility

6. Who states the following: "Accoutred as I was, I plunged in /And bade him follow; so indeed he did."

  • Portia
  • Antony
  • Brutus
  • Cassius

7. Portia is the wife of whom?

  • Brutus
  • Flavius
  • Cinna
  • Caesar

8. Who states the following: "What you would work me to, /I have some aim; /How I have thought of this and of these times."

  • Brutus
  • Cassius
  • Octavius
  • Cicero

9. To convince Brutus to join him, what does the lead conspirator plant in his house?

  • a bloody knife
  • an eagle
  • Senate documents outlining Caesar's betrayal
  • an anonymous letter decrying Caesar's rule

10. How many times does Caesar refuse the crown?

  • once
  • three times
  • twice
  • never

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