The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Act 5.1-5.2

CASSIUS:[To Antony][Y]our words, they rob the Hybla bees,And leave them honeyless. What is the meaning of the figurative language used in this excerpt?A. Mark Antony is sweet and kind with his words.B. Mark Antony steals honey and gives it back to the bees without them knowing.C. Mark Antony manipulates people without them knowing.D. Mark Antony is like a bee that makes honey for Rome. C. Mark Antony manipulates people without them knowing
At the beginning of act 5 of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, which battle are the two armies preparing to fight?A. the Battle of RomeB. the Battle of GaulC. the Battle of PhilippiD. the Battle of Sardis C. The Battle of Philippi
What is Shakespeare’s purpose behind the war of words between Mark Antony and Octavius and Brutus and Cassius at the start of act 5 of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar?A. Shakespeare uses the war of words so that the men can explain calmly their reasons for going to war; rhetoric and violence work together.B. Shakespeare uses the war of words to show that these men of power destroyed the Republic; rhetoric has been replaced by petty insults.C. Shakespeare uses the war of words to have the opposing armies settle things without going to war; rhetoric is stronger than ever.D. Shakespeare uses the war of words to have the men eulogize Caesar once again; rhetoric is used to bring focus to the violence. B. Shakespeare uses the war of words to show that these men of power destroyed the Republic; rhetoric has been replaced by petty insults.
ANTONY:Villains, . . . You showed your teeth like apes, and fawned like hounds,And bowed like bondmen(1), kissing Caesar’s feet,Whilst damnèd Casca, like a cur, behindStruck Caesar on the neck.1. Slaves.How does the bolded figurative language add meaning to the scene that Mark Antony is describing?A. The figurative language creates a visual image of the betrayal of the conspirators: they feigned respect for Caesar only to stab him to death.B. The figurative language uses a fact-based definition of the relationship between Caesar and the conspirators: they were his slaves and servants in his household.C. The figurative language shows the audience the conflict between Brutus and Cassius.D. The figurative language explains the conflict between Mark Antony and Caesar. A. The figurative language creates a visual image of the betrayal of the conspirators: they feigned respect for Caesar only to stab him to death.
CASSIUS:Their shadows seemA canopy most fatal, under whichOur army lies ready to give up the ghost1.1. Die; the belief that a person’s spirit is released at death. To which event in act 4 of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar does this statement refer?A. Brutus being visited by Caesar’s ghost B. Caesar being crowned king C. the soothsayer’s omen D. Calpurnia’s dream A. Brutus being visited by Caesar’s ghost
When Brutus describes Mark Antony using the word “threat,” the __________ meaning implies that Brutus does not think highly of Mark Antony.A. figurativeB. connotativeC. denotativeD. dictionary B. connotative
The __________ between Cassius and Brutus was obvious as they struggled to overcome the obstacles in their friendship.A. friendshipB. tensionC. resolutionD. tone B. tension
Why do Octavius and Mark Antony want to engage in a battle with Brutus and Cassius?A. to avenge Caesar’s deathB. to recruit new soldiers to their armyC. to become friends with the conspiratorsD. to gain control over the land A. to avenge Caesar’s death
ANTONY:Villains, . . . You showed your teeth like apes, and fawned like hounds,And bowed like bondmen, kissing Caesar’s feet,Whilst damnèd Casca, like a cur, behindStruck Caesar on the neck.Which type of language does Shakespeare use in the bolded lines?A. denotation B. definition C. figurative language D. foreshadowing C. figurative language
CASSIUS:Antony,The posture of your blows is yet unknown;But for your words, they rob the Hybla beesAnd leave them honeyless.ANTONY:Not stingless too.BRUTUS:Ah, yes, and soundless too,For you have stolen their buzzing, Antony,And very wisely threat before you sting . . . .OCTAVIUS:Come, come, the cause. . . .I draw my sword against conspirators.What identifies and explains the tone of this excerpt best?A. Sincere: Shakespeare has the men exchange heartfelt explanations of why the war at Philippi is necessary. B. Lighthearted: Shakespeare uses this exchange to show the fun friendships between the characters. C. Mocking: Shakespeare exchanges the rhetoric of powerful men for insults to show the demise of the Republic. D. Grieving: Shakespeare uses this exchange to show the characters’ deep sadness over Caesar’s death. C. Mocking: Shakespeare exchanges the rhetoric of powerful men for insults to show the demise of the Republic.
BRUTUS:Think not, thou noble Roman,That ever Brutus will go bound to Rome.He bears too great a mind.Which theme does this excerpt address?betrayalfateambitionhonor Honor
What do the opening scenes of act 5 foreshadow about the resolution of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar?A. Brutus and Cassius will be victorious over Octavius and Mark Antony’s army; because Octavius and Mark Antony took over the tyranny after Caesar, they will die during the battle.B. Mark Antony will join the conspirators; because he disagrees with Octavius, he decides it is better to win than to die.C. Octavius and Mark Antony’s army and Brutus and Cassius’ army will go to war; because Brutus and Cassius gave farewell speeches, they will die during the battle.D. Brutus will join the efforts of Octavius and Mark Antony’s army; because he disagrees with Cassius, he decides it is better to win than to die. C. Octavius and Mark Antony’s army and Brutus and Cassius’ army will go to war; because Brutus and Cassius gave farewell speeches, they will die during the battle.

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