Caesar and Shakespeare
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  • Question 1
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    When Caesar crossed the Rubicon, the result was:

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    Civil War

    An Election

    He Got To The Other Side

    A Lucrative Gift

  • Question 2
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    Caesar awarded ______ the governorship of Gaul as he became dictator.

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    Brutus

    Augustus

    Cicero

    Nero

  • Question 3
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    Caesar won over the Roman people with

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    a promise to never raise taxes.

    grand circuses, spectacles, and charity.

    a promise to build a wall and make the Goths pay for it.

    brute force.

  • Question 4
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    How did Caesar neutralize the Senate?

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    He packed the Senate with foreigners and others, greatly expanding its numbers.

    He created a lower chamber that would balance the Senate's power.

    He made lobbying illegal.

    He chose to forgive the senators who opposed him during the civil war.

  • Question 5
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    What did Caesar declare himself?

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    Deus In Absentia

    Tarquinus Superbus

    Dictator Perpetuo

    A Very Stable Genius

  • Question 6
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    Veni Vidi Vici!

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    I was, I am, I will be!

    I came, I saw, I conquered!

    Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!

    Been there, done that!

  • Question 7
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    Caesar's chair says:

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    He's lazy.

    He's not just another politician; he's closer to a god.

    He is beneath other senators.

    He is wise and admired.

  • Question 8
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    Perhaps Caesar is being a little extra when he:

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    paints his face red like the Roman god Jupiter.

    dresses up in the stylings of Roman kings of old.

    refuses to stand in the presence of other senators in his marble square.

    makes a big display of refusing the crown during the Roman festival.

  • Question 9
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    The soothsayer warns Caesar:

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    "Remember, remember, the 5th of November!"

    "Lookin' down from a hotel room/Nightfall will be coming soon!"

    "Beware the Ides of March!"

    "Whoever smelt it dealt it!"

  • Question 10
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    When Caesar did this, he proclaimed, "The die is cast."

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    declared himself Dictator Perpetuo

    crossed the Rubicon

    refused the crown

    fired his bodyguards

  • Question 11
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    Which statement identifies the central idea of the Shakespeare article?

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    It takes time and study for people to develop an appreciation for Shakespeare’s unique storytelling style.

    Shakespeare’s plays have captured the attention and admiration of people from all over the world for centuries.

    The popularity of Shakespeare’s work has risen and fallen over the centuries, depending on which famous actors perform the plays.

    While Shakespeare is still taught in schools, his plays and poetry are considered old-fashioned and are no longer interesting to modern audiences.

  • Question 12
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    Which detail from the text best supports the answer to the previous question?

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    “But, in 1642, during the English Civil War, the theaters of London were closed by order of the government and remained so for 18 years. By the time they reopened in 1660, styles had changed.” (Paragraph 2)

    “The court of the new king wanted a more elegant, refined, classical world, and Shakespeare struck them as coarse in his language and careless in his plots.” (Paragraph 2)

    “But it was the great French author Voltaire who truly popularized Shakespeare beyond English shores in the 1730s. From that time onward, Shakespeare's works have been extensively studied and performed around the world.” (Paragraph 6)

    “Still others were transposed into stories in a completely different land and culture such as Ran (1985), a Japanese tale of samurai based mostly on King Lear.” (Paragraph 8)

  • Question 13
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    Which of the following describes the relationship between movies and Shakespeare’s plays?

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    Movies have allowed for Shakespeare’s plays to be presented in new and exciting forms.

    Movies have helped directors stay true to the original plays through special effects.

    Movies have allowed people who don’t like to read to enjoy Shakespeare's plays.

    Movies have allowed directors to improve some of Shakespeare’s less impressive plays.

  • Question 14
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    How does Ben Jonson's quote “‘He was not of an age, but for all time!’” from paragraph 2 contribute to the development of ideas in the text?

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    It emphasizes the lasting popularity of Shakespeare’s plays.

    It shows that Shakespeare was best understood in his time.

    It proves that Shakespeare’s plays only improve over time.

    It stresses how Shakespeare was not appreciated in his time.

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