Julius Caesar Review - Kentucky Department of Education
Today You will need a piece of paper today. Julius Caesar Review
Test Review To get the full 20 points, you must follow along on your paper with ALL OF THE ANSWERS. Take a guess; wrong answers are acceptable today.
Terms (1-10) Verse Drama (Shakespearean) Tragedy
(Shakespearean) Comedy (Shakespearean) History Blank Verse Iambic Pentameter
Soliloquy Aside Rhetorical Question Parallelism
1 Repeated grammatical structure.
Parallelism 2 Questions requiring no answer.
Rhetorical Question 3 Unrhymed lines of iambic pentameter.
Blank Verse 4
A play that ends happily and that usually contains many humorous elements. Comedy
5 A long speech given by a character while alone on stage to reveal his or her private thoughts or intentions.
Plays in which the dialogue consists mostly or entirely of poetry. Verse Drama
7 A play that traces the main characters downfall. Tragedy
8 A fixed pattern of rhythm, or meter, in which most lines contain five unstressed syllables each followed by a stressed
syllable. Iambic Pentameter
9 A characters quiet remark to the audience or another character that no one else on stage is supposed to hear.
Aside 10 A play that chronicles the life of an English monarch.
History Characters (11-20) Julius Caesar
Brutus Cassius Antony Octavius
Lepidus Lucius Soothsayer Calpurnia
Portia 11 He appears first as a confidant and a devoted follower of
Caesar, and he offers Caesar a crown during the feast of Lupercal. He is able to dupe Brutus into allowing him to speak at Caesar's funeral and by his funeral oration to excite the crowd to rebellion. He is one of the triumvirs, and he and
Octavius defeat Brutus and Cassius at Philippi. Antony
12 The brother-in-law of Brutus and an acute judge of human nature, he organizes the conspiracy against Caesar and recruits Brutus by passionate argument and by deviously placed, forged letters. He is defeated by Antony at the first
battle of Philippi, and he commits suicide when he mistakenly believes that Brutus has been defeated. Cassius
13 He warns Caesar during the celebration of the feast of Lupercal to "beware the ides of March." He again warns
Caesar as he enters the Senate House. Soothsayer
14 He joins Antony and Octavius to form the Second Triumvirate to rule the Roman Empire following the assassination of Caesar. He is weak, and Antony uses him essentially to run
15 A successful military leader who wants the crown of Rome. Unfortunately, he is not the man he used to be and is imperious, easily flattered, and overly ambitious. He is assassinated midway through the play; later, his spirit appears
to Brutus at Sardis and also at Philippi. Julius Caesar
16 The wife of Brutus and the daughter of Marcus Cato. She argues that those familial relationships make her strong enough to conceal Brutus' secrets. She commits suicide when
she realizes that her husband's fortunes are doomed. Portia
17 Brutus' young servant; Brutus treats him with understanding, gentleness, and tolerance.
Lucius 18 The adopted son and heir of Julius Caesar; he is one of the
triumvirs who rule following the death of Caesar. He and Antony lead the army that defeats Cassius and Brutus at Philippi. Octavius
19 A judicial magistrate of Rome. He is widely admired for his noble nature. He joins the conspiracy because he fears that
Caesar will become a tyrant. He defeats Octavius' forces in the first battle at Philippi, but loses the second battle and commits suicide rather than be taken prisoner.
Brutus 20 The wife of Julius Caesar; she urges him to stay at home on the
day of the assassination because of the unnatural events of the previous night as well her prophetic dream in which Caesar's body is a fountain of blood.
Calpurnia Extended Response Who is the Tragic Hero of this play? Why is this character a
hero? What is the characters downfall? What brought about this characters downfall? (Respond to the question in FOUR FULL SENTENCES.) I wont make you answer this today, but DO ANSWER on your
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Answer the short answer questions to the best of your ability. ALL Questions will be Multiple Choice on the Test on Friday. YOU DO NOT need to translate the passages anymore, just
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