2. What does Brutus think power would do to his friend Caesar?



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Julius Caesar Act II Study Guide Name:_____________________________________
1. What does Lucius find in Brutus's study just before Cassius comes to visit with Brutus?



2. What does Brutus think power would do to his friend Caesar?



3. What does Brutus compare Caesar to as he contemplates Caesar while alone in his garden?



4. What does Brutus personally promise Rome while alone in his backyard?



5. How long has Brutus suffered with insomnia when Cassius comes to his house?



6. Which of the other conspirators have suffered loss of sleep over the matter of Caesar's assassination?



7. What about Cicero does Metellus think would add viability to their assassination plot?



8. Why does Cassius think Antony should be killed as well?



9. Why does Brutus say he does not want to kill Antony?



10. In Act 2, Scene 1, what does Brutus refuse to do when he joins the conspiracy?



11. What time do the conspirators plan to kill Caesar?



12. What does Portia do to prove she is strong enough to hear Brutus' secret?



13. What does Caesar first notice when he wakes up on the day of his assassination?



14. Which bad omens in Act 2, Scene 2 has Calpurnia seen?



15. Why are these superstitions in Act 2, Scene 2 so odd to hear from Calpurnia?



16. What does Caesar say would make him a coward after Calpurnia tells him her worries in Act 2, Scene 2?



17. What does Caesar say about the signs Calpurnia has seen of impending doom?



18. What did the priests find in the sacrificed animal that make them tell Caesar to stay at home?



19. What does Calpurnia say that eventually convinces Caesar to stay at home in Act 2, Scene 2?



20. What was Calpurnia's dream about Caesar the night before his assassination?



21. Why does Caesar tell Decius about Calpurnia's dream about his death?



22. How does Decius interpret Calpurnia's dream about Caesar's death?



23. What does Caesar do when the conspirators all come to escort him to the Senate House in Act 2, Scene 2?



24. What does Decius say that immediately changes Caesar's decision about staying home the day of his assassination?



25. Who is waiting for Caesar when he leaves his house the day of his assassination?



26. Where is the person who is waiting for Caesar on the day of his assassination standing when he leaves his house?



27. What is the occupation of the man waiting for Caesar to leave his house on the day of his assassination?



28. What does the man waiting for Caesar to leave his house give him on the day of his assassination?



29. What does the man waiting for Caesar to leave his house say about virtue?



30. What will happen if Caesar does not pay attention to what the man waiting for Caeser to leave his house gives him?



31. What is Caesar's last warning of his impending doom on the day of his assassination?



32. What are the conspirators going to do in Act 2, Scene 3 once they reach the Senate house after passing Artemidorus?



33. Who is the one person in this play who interprets a personal dream correctly?



34. Who is Caesar's closest friend?



35. What does Brutus say will result from Caesar's assassination?



36. Who is the only conspirator who is encouraging the plot to assassinate Caesar out of unselfish goals?



37. What does Portia do in Act 2, Scene 4, on the day of Caesar's assassination?



38. Why does Lucius go to the Senate House on the day of Caesar's assassination?



39. What is Lucius's occupation?



40. Who enters Act 2, Scene 4 just as Lucius leaves for the Senate House on the day of Caesar's assassination?



41. What does Portia ask of a soothsayer after Lucius leaves for the Senate House on the day of Caesar's assassination?



42. What is the soothsayer's response to Portia's question to him on the day of Caesar's assassination?



43. Why is Portia so worried for her husband on the day of Caesar's assassination?



44. What will happen to Brutus if his plan regarding the assassination fails?



45. What does Portia hope will happen at the Senate House on the day of Caesar's assassination?


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