Questions for Reading Practice 4 (Act III, Scene I, lines 96-184 & lines 253-297 of Julius Caesar)

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Questions for Reading Practice 4

(Act III, Scene I, lines 96-184 & lines 253-297 of Julius Caesar)
1. In lines 103-105, Brutus’s logic is based on the false assumption that:

  1. Caesar feared death despite having fought in many wars

  2. Caesar had thought Brutus was a good friend

  3. Casca believes that death is better than life

  4. All the conspirators were really Caesar’s friends

2. The conspirators believe later generations will:

  1. quickly forget Julius Caesar

  2. praise them for their actions

  3. follow their example

  4. consider them traitors

3. Which best expresses the main idea of Antony’s speech in lines 148-164?

  1. All of Caesar’s accomplishments mean nothing now that he is dead.

  2. The conspirators will not escape punishment for what they have done.

  3. Antony recognizes that it was time for Caesar to die.

  4. If the conspirators plan to kill Antony, they should do so immediately.

4. Brutus’s words “our swords have leaden points” means that:

  1. the conspirators will find some other way to kill Antony later

  2. the conspirators have no intention of harming Antony

  3. the conspirators hold Antony partly to blame for Caesar’s death

  4. the conspirators regard Antony as a worthy successor to Caesar

5. Cassius attempts to persuade Antony to support their actions by:

  1. threatening to kill him if he does not support them

  2. telling him that the general public will praise their actions

  3. assuring him that he will be a part of the new government

  4. appealing to his sense of duty toward his country

6. The mood of Antony’s final speech in this scene is one of :

  1. sorrow

  2. submission

  3. outrage

  4. enthusiasm

7. It is clear that Brutus:

A. believes the conspirators have made an enormous mistake

B. takes a malicious pleasure in Caesar’s death

C. is insincere in his words to Mark Antony

D. believes killing Caesar was a good thing for Rome

8. The main point of the analogy comparing Caesar’s wounds to mouths is that Caesar:

  1. needs Antony to speak for him

  2. was killed very brutally

  3. was never good with words

  4. wants Rome to be destroyed

9. What does Antony think will happen in the future? Support your answer with evidence from the text.

10. How do Brutus’s words in line 110 and the visual imagery presented in lines 106-109 present a paradox? Support your answer with evidence from the text.

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