Act III, Sc. I: In front of the Capitol building in Rome
1. Who thwarts Artemidorus in his attempt to warn Caesar of the plot against him?
2. What happens to make Cassius believe that the news of their conspiracy has been discovered?
3. Does Cassius give himself half-heartedly to his conspiracy, or does he commit himself fully?
Cite evidence from the text to support your claim.
4. What does Metellus Cimber do as a ploy to engage Caesar’s attention?
5. Is Caesar conceited or truly humble? Cite evidence to support your claim.
6. How do the murderers explain the death of Caesar?
7. What does Mark Antony do when he first confronts the conspirators?
8. How do we know that Mark Antony’s show of friendship for the conspirators is just an act?
9. What huge mistake do you predict Brutus makes in this act? Explain your answer.
Act III, Sc. 2: The Roman Forum
1. According to Brutus, what was it that caused him to kill Caesar?
a. Caesar’s good fortune
b. Caesar’s valor
c. Caesar’s ambition
d. all of the above
2. Brutus implies that anyone who disagrees with the assassination 1) would rather be a slave, 2) would rather not be a Roman, and 3)
a. doesn’t love his country
b. doesn’t like civilization
c. has done Brutus wrong
3. Brutus suggests that rulers should be willing to...
a. give their money to the poor.
b. die if it is best for the country.
c. kill those who disagree with them.
4. In his speech, Antony lists three times when Caesar was NOT ambitious. List them.
5. Antony implies that Caesar’s will
a. includes gifts for all the common people.
b. rewards the members of his own family.
c. includes bad news for all of Rome.
6. What does Antony really mean when he says Brutus and his friends are “honorable” men?
a. They are worthy of honor.
b. They carried out the assassination in a decent and open way.
c. They are not honorable men.
7. “Reverse psychology” means suggesting the opposite of what you want someone to do. Find an example of reverse psychology in Antony’s speech. Describe how he used this method to skillfully manipulate the crowd.
8. Antony does a good job of using pathos to stir the emotions of the crowd. He knows, however, that this alone is not enough to fully commit the crowd to his side. His final strategy is what does it. In this final strategy, Antony appeals to the crowd’s
9. At the end of Scene 2, we learn that Brutus and Cassius have
a. fled the city in fear.
b. killed Octavius.
c. burned Antony’s house.
d. all of the above
Act III, Sc. 3: A street in Rome
1. The angry mob assaults Cinna because
a. he didn’t answer quickly enough.
b. he was going to Caesar’s funeral.
c. his name was Cinna.
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