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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Which element of plot structure is the primary focus of Act I? (a) the conflict () the exposition (c) the climas (d) the resolution
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The exposition
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Shakespeare distinguished the working people from the noblemen in his play by having the workers: (a) speak in prose (b) speak in verse (c) carry their tools (d) make many puns
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speak in prose
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: In Act I, why do Flavius and Marulius try to disrupt the festivities: (a) They think the holiday profanes the fest of Lupercal. (b) They resent the defeat and murder of Pompey (c) They worry that caesar will be offended by the smell and manners of the crowd (c) They worry that Caesar will be offended by the smell and manners of the crownd (d) They fell that caesar will be embarrassed by the festival.
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They resent the defeat and murder of Pompey
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Combined with the actions Cassius, the soothsayer's warning suggests: (a) Brutus will be exiled. (b) Flavius will be arrested. (c) Caesar will be overthrown (d) Calpurnia will have a child
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Caesar will be overthrown
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Casca's description of CAesar's behavior when he is offered the crown in Act I, scene ii, suggests that Caesar owes his success most of all to: (A) his fmaily connecitons and wealth (b) his personal heroism and charisma (c) the support of a few noblemen (d) his manipulation fo the masses
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HIs manipulation of the masses
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The Tragedy of 'Julius Cwaesar: How do hte noblemen react to the people's acclamation of Caesar: (a) approvingly (b) dosapprovingly (c) joyfully (d) fierce and warlike
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disapprovingly
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: IN Act I, scene ii, Cassius characterizes Caesar as: (a) sincere and proud (b) kind and gentle (c) weak and gentle (d) fierce and warlike
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weak and gentle
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The tragedy of Julius Caesar: Which of the following images is intended to convey a sense of suspicion and distruct: (a) Cassius as a mirror for Brutus (b) Caesar offering his bared throat (c) Caesar as a coloswsus (d) Cassius with a lean and hungry look
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Cassius with a lean and hungry look
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: What is the Roman Attitude toward suicide expressed by Cassius and Casca in Act I, scene iii? (a) It is against the law and fouts public opinion. (b) It is a mortal sin and an offense to God (c) It is an honorable alternative to disgrace (d) It is a cowardly solution to problems.
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It is an honorable alternative to disgrace
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Whiat is the effect of the image of alchemy in this speach by Casca? ""...that which would appear offense in us, Brutus' countenance, like riches alchemy, will change to virtue and to worthiness (a) It makes the conspirators appear ignoble (b) It suggest that Brutus has uncanny powers (c) It indicates that Brutus will overlook the offenses. (d) It shows that Casca considers himself unworthy
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It makes the conspirators appear ignoble
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar:Shakespear has Act II take place on Marh 15 in order ot create (a) irony. (b) suspense (c) conflict (d) realism
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suspense
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar:What is Brutu's motivation for joining the conspiracy? (a) He wants to protect Rome against tyranny. (b) He hopes to become king himself (c) He seeks revenge for Pompey's death (d) He wants to see Cassius on the throne.
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He wants to protect Rome against tyranny
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar:The conspirators want Caesar to go to the Senate House so that they can: (a) kill him (b) present him to the people (c) offer him the crown (d) deliver Artemidorus' letter.
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Kill him
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar:In Act II, scene ii, Decius uses irony when he tells Caesar that: (a) the senators will say that Caesar is afraid of supernatural fantasies (b) Calpurnia's dream may be a good omen. (c) Caesar should not go to the Senate until Calpurnia has better dreams. (d) the senators might not offer Caesar the crown
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Caesar should not go the the Senate until Calpurnia has better dreams.
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar:When Caesar appears in Act Ii, scene ii, he seems to be: (a) bold and reclkess (b) timid and superstitious (c) sneaky and conspiratorial (d) thrusting and dignified
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trusting and dignified
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar:What is suggestd by Brutus's image of Caesar as a snake? (a) the threat of deception (b) the likelihood of war (c) the dnager of tyranny (d) the prospect of a conspiracy
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the danger of tyranny
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar:Which of the following creates suspense in Act II? (a) Brutu's confession to Prtia (b) the meeting of the conspirators (c) the wild, foreboding weather (d) the many warnings to Caesar
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the many warnings to Caesar
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Which of the followig did Shakespeare use to create dramatic irony in Act II? (a) dreams reported by Caesar's friends (b) asides to the audience that reveal the characters' secret thoughts (c) dialogue in which the conspirators discuss their plans (d) reading alound letters written to various characters
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asides to the audience that rfeveal the character's secret thoughts
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: In Acts I and II, the reports of strange occurrences in Rome created which of the following atmospheres? (a) exciting, vivid, inspiring (b) terrifying, bloddy, grotesque (c) mysterious, magical, fantastic (d) foreboding, ominous, threatening
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foreboding, ominous, threatening
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: The fact that the reader, but not Caesar, knows that his "friends" plan to kill him makes Caesar appear (a) vulnerable (b) foolish (c) dangerous (d) ambitious
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vulnerable
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: In Act IV, scene i, we learn that Antony is (a) loyal (b) trustworthy (c) swentimental (d) unscrupulous
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unscrupulous
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Which of the following is a source of conflict between Cassius and Brutus? (a) Brutus believes that Cassius has taken bribes. (b) Brutus regrets the murder of Caesar. (c) Cassius believes that Portia has died in a strange way. (d) Antony blames both Brutus and Cassius for Caesar's death
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Brutus believes that Cassisu has taken bribes
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Which of the floowing best illustrates the change in brutus and Cassius's friendship in Acti IV? (a) Brutus admits he was ill-tempered with Cassius. (b) brutus and Cassius argure and disagree with each other. (c) BHrutus asks Cassius not to speak of Portia's death. (d) Brutus and Cassius both command armies
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Brutus and cassius argue and disagree with each other.
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Which of the following best describes relations amonth the triumvirate? (a) open conflict and envy (b) mutual trust and respect (c) manipulation and suspicion (d) petty quarrels and disagreements
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manipulation and suspicion
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: How are Brutus and cassius characterized in Act IV, scene iii? (a) wise, generous, sensible (b) timid, hesitant, fearful (c) gentle, accommodationg, understanding (d) ambitious, petty-minded, quarrelsome
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ambitious, petty-minded, quarrelsome
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: When Brutus re3cieves confirmation of Portia's death, he is: (a) openly relieved (b) apparently unmoved (c) seemingly devastated. (d) quietly sorrowful
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apparently unmoved
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: WWhich of the following best summarizes Brutus' argument in Act IV, scene ii in whihc he urges Cassius to be honest? (a) We killed Caesar to end corruption, now we do not have the right to be corrupt ourselves (b) we killed Caesar because he was a tyrant, our tyranny invites a similar fate (c) By killing Caesar we have gained great wealth, we do not need to extort money. (d) We pretended to kill Caesar to ensure justice, but he was honest.
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We killed Caesar to end corruption, now we do not have the right to be corrupt ourselves
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: What is created by the ghost's promise that he and Brutus will meet again? (a) irony (b) suspense (c) imagery (d) conflict
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suspense
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar:Brutus asks his servants why they cried out in their sleep because: (a) he was asleep and dreamed of Caesar. (b) he thihnks they dreamed of the ghost. (c) he wants to know if they saw the ghost. (d) they distrubed his much needed rest.
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he wants to know if they saw the ghost.
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: What does Caesar's ghost symbolize? (a) justification for Brutus' actions (b) Brutus' guilty conscience (c) the disorder of Brutus' army (d) Caesar's forgiveness
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Brutus' guilty conscience
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Why do the conspirators ask Caesar to pardon Publius Cimber in Act II ? (a) They need Publius Cimber's political support. (b) They want to divert Caesar's attention from the assassination. (c) They want to proved Caesar is just and kind. (d) Publius Cimber is a rival for Caesar's crown.
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They want to divert Caesar's attention from the assassination.
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: IN Caesar's last few speeches, when he refuses to pardon Publius Cimber, his tone is (a) proud and arrogant (b) excited and irrational (c) reasonable and accommodationg (d) kinda nd syumpathetic
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proud and arrogant
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: When Antony first shakes hands with the conspirators, it suggest that he: (a) knows nothing about the assassination (b) plans to join them to kill Caesar. (c) accepts the murder and supports the conspirators (d) wishes they would kill him as well.
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accepts the murder and supports the conspirators.
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: How are Antony's true feelings about the conspirators first revealed? (a) in dialogue with the conspirators (b) in his soliloquy over Caesar's body (c) in his funeral oration fo rCaesar (d) in a series of asides in coversation
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in his soliloquoy over Caesar's body
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: What are the connotations of Antony's image of Caesar as a hart, or deer? (a) untamed, shy, hidden (b) gentle, attractive, tender (c) timid, weak, quick to flee (d) free, noble, proud
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free, noble, proud
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: (Antony uses irony in his funeral oration to make the crowd: (a) give its support to Brutus (b) believe that Antony is innocent (c) believe that the assassins are traitors (d) accept the murder of Caesar
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believe that the asassins are traitors
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: IN his funeral oration, how does Antony show that the conspirators were not honorable men? (a) He contrasts Caesar's deed with the reasons for the assassination. (b) He attachs their character directly (c) He gives examples of their past acts of dishonor (dO He explains the meaning of honor.
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He contrasts Caesar's deeds with the reasons for the assassination.
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: ( What do to Antony's speeches in act III reveal about his character? (a) He uses the deeds of others to his advantage. (b) He is a loyal and clever supporter of Caesar's (c) He did not truly care for Caesar (d) HI is unaware of his effect on others.
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He is a loya ald clever supporter of Caesar's
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: What is shown by Scene ii, in which a group of plebians attacks Cinna the poet? (a) The poet was a murderer (b) Workers hate the arts (c) Romans are barbarians (d) Mob rule now governs.
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Mob rule now governs
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: What impression did Shakespeare give of the plebeians in Act III? (a) They are easily manipulated (b) They are men of principle (c) They respect the noblemen (d) They do not care for politics
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They are easily manipulated
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: When Brutus compares Mark Antony to the Hybla bees in act V, scene i, he means that Antony is: (a) both eloquent and dangerous (b) a good talker but a poor fighter (c) industrious and hard working (d) unimaginative and regimented
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both eloquent and dangerous
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: How does Cassius' belief that he is doomed to die affect him? (a) He tries to enjoy each moment of his life (b) He takes unnecessary risks (c) He loses all hope of surviving the battle (d) He fears being captured.
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He loses all hope of surviving the battle.
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Cassius' death is ironic because it is a result of: (a) his geelings of guilt (b) his inescapable destiny (c) an evil omen (d) a misunderstanding
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a misunderstanding
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: When Titinius says of Cassius' death, "the sun of rome is set" he means not only that Rome has lost a great hero, but also that? (a) the battle is nearly over (b) Rome will no longer escape tyranny (c) Brutus' men will destroy Rome (d) Cassius was the best of all Romans.
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Rome will no longer escape tyranny
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: IN Act V, scene iv, to what does Brutus attribute the suicides of Cassius and Titinius? (a) the power of Caesar's ghost (b) the enemy's superior numbers (c) his own men's cowardliness (d) his errors in judgment
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the power of Caesar's ghost
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Which of the following words best characterizes the attitude of Antony and Octavius toward Brutus' followers when they have been captured? (a) pity (b) mercy (c) contempt (d) vengeance
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mercy
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Which of the following best expresses the theme? (a) Mercy to the losing faction is more noble then vengeance (b) Individuals can affect events even from beyond the grave (c) Good consequences cannot result form an evil deed. (d)Philospohy is no help in time sof great crisis
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Good consequences cannot result form an evil deed.
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar:Which of the following events convinces Brutus that he was wrong to kill Caesar? (a) his ethical disagreement with Cassius (b) Antony' reproaches of the killers (c) the mysterious death of Portia (d) the apparition of Caesar's ghost
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the apparition of Caesar's ghost
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Which of the following is a good argument against Cassius' being described as the noble hero who is brought low by his own fault? (a) He is greedy and dishonest, rather than noble and heroic (b) He is not heroic, because he was afraid to kill himself (c) He does not fail, because he dies a free mand (d) his deather is not his fault, because it was fated
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He is greedy and dishonest, rather than noble and heroic
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar: Which of the following may be used to argue that Brutus is the tragic hero? (a) He is defeated by a supernatural being (b) He was devoted to the cause of liberty (c) His own actions caused his downfall (d) He was unfairly manipulated by Cassius.
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His own actions caused his downfall