Julius Caesar Act III Test

July 9, 2017 | Author: Kalyn Perkins | Category: Marcus Junius Brutus The Younger, Julius Caesar, Mark Antony
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Selection Test The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Act III William Shakespeare

Pupil’s Edition page 820

Comprehension (40 points; 8 points each) On the line provided, write the letter of the best answer to each of the following items. ____ 1. Caesar’s dying words express surprise at seeing which person among the assassins? a. Casca c. Antony b. Cicero d. Brutus ____ 2. Antony sends a servant to Brutus immediately after Caesar’s death to a. report that Antony is ill b. ask if Antony can safely speak to Brutus c. collect Caesar’s body d. declare Antony’s sympathy with the conspirators ____ 3. Which of the following is not a reason that Brutus allows Antony to speak at Caesar’s funeral? a. Brutus intends to speak first. b. Antony has been told what he can and cannot say. c. Brutus fears Antony. d. Brutus thinks proper rites for Caesar will please the people. ____ 4. Antony’s true purpose in delivering the funeral speech is to a. cause unrest over Caesar’s assassination b. honor Caesar’s memory only c. read Caesar’s will and distribute money to the people d. praise the conspirators ____ 5. What is the basic difference between the two funeral orations? a. Brutus offends the Roman mob; Antony wins its approval. b. Brutus concentrates on Caesar, Antony on Rome’s greatness. c. Brutus argues that Caesar was ambitious, Antony that he wasn’t. d. Brutus is rational, Antony fiery and emotional. Literary Element: Elements of Drama (10 points; 5 points each) On the line provided, write the letter of the best answer to each of the following items. ____ 6. The turning point of the play occurs when a. Caesar is assassinated b. Brutus allows Antony to make the funeral speech c. Brutus makes his own speech d. Antony speaks at Caesar’s funeral ____ 7. After the conspirators kill Caesar, they bathe their hands and swords in Caesar’s blood. These actions foreshadow a. the blood of the conspirators being spilled b. hunters killing brave harts c. Antony’s death d. the conspirators’ murder of Cinna the poet

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Cast of Characters (20 points; 4 points each) Match the description on the left to the character on the right. Write the letter of the appropriate character on the line provided. ____ 8. prevents Artemidorus from warning Caesar

a. Brutus

____ 9. draws Caesar into harm’s way by requesting pardon for his banished brother

b. Decius

____ 10. last man to stab Caesar

c. Cassius

____ 11. opposes Antony’s speaking to the crowd

d. Metellus

____ 12. mistakenly identified as a conspirator

e. Cinna

Written Response (30 points) 13. In Scene 2, Antony turns a shocked, confused crowd of mourners into an angry mob of rioters. On the lines provided, write a paragraph describing at least three specific ways by which Antony achieves this effect. ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________

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Cast of Characters 8. d 9. a 10. e

Print 11. b

12. c

Written Response 13. Responses will vary. In a model response, students should fulfill the following criteria: • demonstrate understanding of the prompt • clearly explain how the lines reflect both Brutus’s inner and outer conflicts • support their ideas with at least two examples from the play. For example: • Brutus is physically unwell and unable to sleep at the beginning of the act due to his inner turmoil over whether to kill Caesar. He is caught in a waking nightmare. • In the same way, turmoil exists in the heavens as the conspirators make plans to upset civil order. • The insurrection will culminate with Caesar’s murder followed by civil unrest.

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Act III SELECTION TEST, page 142 Comprehension 1. d 2. b

3. c

4. a

5. d

Cast of Characters 8. b 9. d 10. a

11. c

12. e

Literary Element 6. b 7. a

Written Response 13. Responses will vary. In a model response, students should fulfill the following criteria: • demonstrate understanding of the prompt • clearly describe the ways in which Antony turns the crowd into a mob of rioters • support their ideas with at least three specific examples from the selection. For example: • Antony repeats the phrase “he is an honorable man” until it appears ridiculous in contrast with the nobility of the slain Caesar. • Antony teases the crowd with Caesar’s will, appealing to their curiosity and selfinterest. • Antony breaks down emotionally before the crowd, which has the effect of showing him to be loyal and loving, while Brutus, who has coolly delivered his speech, seems selfish, unfeeling, and calculating.

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• Antony holds up Caesar’s torn cloak as a way of showing how excessively violent the murder was; Antony also treats the cloak as if it were Caesar himself. • Antony reads the will, using it to suggest what a good ruler Caesar was—making the crowd finally turn on the conspirators.

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Act IV SELECTION TEST, page 144 Comprehension 1. b 2. a

3. a

4. d

5. d

Literary Element 6. d 7. c 8. c Language Link 9. b 10. d

11. a

Written Response 12. Responses will vary. In a model response, students should fulfill the following criteria: • demonstrate understanding of the prompt • clearly present a view of the ghost’s dramatic function and foreshadowing (see Act II, Scene 1) • support their ideas with at least two examples from the play. For example: • The ghost’s appearance could be taken to represent the vengeance that Antony has sworn he will get for Caesar. • It can be understood as Brutus’s troubled conscience rather than as a literal ghost. • The ghost scene serves to demonstrate, as the storm of the first act does, the displeasure of the gods with the conspirators’ actions.

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Act V SELECTION TEST, page 146 Comprehension 1. a 2. d

3. c

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Cast of Characters 8. b 9. e 10. a

11. c

12. d

Literary Element 6. b 7. d

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