The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare: Act 1 Pre-Test Complete. I GOTCHU

BRUTUS:And so it is. For this time I will leave you.Tomorrow, if you please to speak with me,I will come home to you; or, if you will,Come home to me, and I will wait for you.CASSIUS:I will do so. Till then, think of the world.Which statement summarizes this passage best? A. Brutus and Cassius plan to meet tomorrow at either of their homes.
How does the fact that Cassius has Cinna plant the letters for Brutus to read in act 1.3 show a conflict between ambition and friendship? B. Brutus is a well-respected man, and as his brother-in-law, Cassius should not be manipulating Brutus in order to achieve his own ambition.
Read the excerpt below from act 1.3 of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar and answer the question that follows.CASSIUS:Now know you, Casca, I have moved alreadySome certain of the noblest-minded RomansTo undergo with me an enterpriseOf honorable-dangerous consequence. . . .[F]or now, this fearful nightThere is no stir or walking in the streets,And the complexion of the elementIn favor’s like the work we have in hand,Most bloody, fiery, and most terrible.Based on this excerpt, how does the weather reflect the play’s mood by the end of act 1? A. The threatening, destructive weather reflects the dark and dangerous mood of the play.
Read the excerpt below from act 1.3 of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar and answer the question that follows.CASCA:A common slave—you know him well by sight—Held up his left hand, which did flame and burnLike twenty torches joined; and yet his hand,Not sensible of fire, remained unscorched. . . . And there were drawnUpon a heap a hundred ghastly women,Transformèd with their fear, who swore they saw Men all in fire walk up and down the streets.And yesterday the bird of night did sitEven at noonday upon the market-place,Hooting and shrieking. . . . For I believe they are portentous thingsUnto the climate that they point upon.portentous – adj. Predicting the future.What does this passage foreshadow? C. Rome will suffer danger and destruction.
Select the symbol that indicates best that the conflict in Rome is a political one. A.the lion walking around the Capitol
Read the excerpt below from act 1.3 of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar and answer the question that follows.CICERO:Good night then, Casca. This disturbèd skyIs not to walk in. NOT A.
Why does Cassius offer to be Brutus’ mirror in act 1.2? B.Cassius wants to control what Brutus sees in order to manipulate him into thinking Caesar is worse than he really is
How is a paraphrase similar to a summary? D.They both require other writers to restate the information in their own words
Read the excerpt below from act 1.2 of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar and answer the question that follows.CASSIUS:Brutus, I do observe you now of late.I have not from your eyes that gentlenessAnd show of love as I was wont to have.You bear too stubborn and too strange a handOver your friend that loves you.Which statement summarizes this excerpt best? B.Cassius has noticed that lately Brutus seems to be angry with him instead of being the loving brother-in-law and friend he has always been.
Read the scenario below and answer the question that follows.Flavius and Murellus insult the plebeians for celebrating rather than working.Which conflict does this scenario highlight? C. Class

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