English Play Julius Caesar & Poem Peruvian Child

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English Play Julius Caesar & Poem Peruvian Child

These English chapters contain numerous poems but our main discussion include the poem Peruvian Child & the Play Julius Caesar.

Which word describes the overall feeling of “Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind”?


Which image in “Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind” helps to convey the theme?

“Raged at his breast, gulped and died”

What is the purpose of war according to the poem “Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind”?


The overall feeling of “the sonnet-ballad” is


Which of the following does the author repeat in “the sonnet-ballad”?

“where is happiness?”

What theme do the two poems have in common?

war is cruel and unfair

Which phrase is repeated in “Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind”?

“War is kind”

The tone of “the sonnet-ballad” is best described as


What became of the lover in “Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind”?

He died and fell off his horse.

The speaker of “the sonnet-ballad” is a soldier’s


In “Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind,” which image conveys the message of the poem?

“A field where a thousand corpses lie”

The authors of both poems view war as


Which phrase is ironic in “Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind”?

“the virtue of slaughter”

The soldier in “the sonnet-ballad”

died in the war

The speaker in “Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind” is

an unnamed narrator

The reason the author lost faith in positive militant ideals is because they

are difficult to carry out

E. M. Forster’s essay states that the only foundation for a civilization is

tolerance as a state of mind

In comparing the virtues of love and tolerance, Forster makes the point that love

is not a practical way to rebuild after a war

Forster presents the thesis that people need to

be patient with each other

The idea that nations should love one another is


Which sentence best supports Forster’s thesis?

The world would be a better place if people could get along with each other.

Forster states that he disagrees with people who

support love over tolerance

Which is the author’s message?

People must be tolerant of each other.

The author thinks we can make the world a better place by

putting ourselves in someone else’s place

The author uses “tolerance” to mean

putting up with others

Why does Forster say that it takes imagination to be tolerant?

You have to put yourself in someone else’s place

Why has no one raised a statue to tolerance, as Forster claims?

Tolerance is not popular.

Which quotation from the essay defines tolerance?

“It means merely putting up with people …”

In this essay, the author’s purpose is to


The author presents evidence that tolerance

continues when love ends

The narrators in both selections are


A reasonable purpose for reading “Letter to a Young Refugee from Another” is to

understand an experience

What moved the author to write “Letter to a Young Refugee from Another”?

an image on television

The theme of “Song of P’eng-ya” is

friendship and love ease hardship

In “Letter to a Young Refugee from Another,” the author is speaking to

another refugee

Which quote from “Song of P’eng-ya” shows desperation?

“I hugged her to my chest, muffling her mouth,”

In “Letter to a Young Refugee from Another,” Andrew Lam is addressing

a young Albanian child

What is the meaning of the following sentence from “Letter to a Young Refugee from Another”? “Throughout the green tent city that flapped incessantly in the wind was the music of sorrow and grief

The sounds of grieving filled the air.

These works are similar because they

share a message about overcoming hardship

In “Letter to a Young Refugee from Another,” what is the author’s message in lines 54-55?

Have hope.

The narrator in “Song of P’eng-ya” finds a safe place to stay

at a friend’s home

What is the message in the following sentence from “Letter to a Young Refugee from Another”? “The food line is always long and no matter how early you are there, there will always be a line.”
You have to fight for a place in line.

People never have enough to eat.

Which quote from “Letter to a Young Refugee from another” shows Lam’s message that you must be fierce to survive?

“Arm yourself, if you can, with a knife or a stone, and guard your family…”

The narrator in “Song of P’eng-ya” is traveling with


What is the author’s final piece of advice in “Letter to a Young Refugee from Another”?

Tell people what happened.

What does deflect mean?

turn aside

Conspire means to plan


Which reason was most responsible for changing a manageable fire into a deadly one?

A cold front moved in and the wind picked up suddenly.

Why did the Bureau of Land Management wait three days before sending firefighters to Storm King Mountain?

It was one of many small fires started by lightning that day.

What had the National Weather Service predicted less than 24 hours before the blowup?

gusty winds and a cold front

Which character played the most important role at Storm King Mountain?

Brad Haugh

What does conceivably mean?


The main conflict in this example of narrative nonfiction is between

the firefighters and the fire

What does rigorous mean?


Which of the following best describes rigorous training?


Which of the following conclusions does Junger draw about the blowup and the deaths of the firefighters?

The lessons of the Battlement Mesa fire had not been learned.

In Junger’s narrative, which of the following happened first?

A lightning strike ignited the South Canyon fire.

What was the location of the blowup?

a mountainside in Colorado

According to the author, which of the following made the fire at Storm King Mountain unusual?

the speed at which the fire spread

Many events in the selection are narrated from the point of view of

Brad Haugh

How much time will it take to get from the downtown station to the Museum District?

15 minutes

Using the Texas Medical Center Area map, you can find the way to

the Houston Zoo

How much time will it take to get from the Main Street Square to the Houston Zoo?

16 minutes

What section of Houston does the detail map portray?

the Texas Medical Center area

You could transfer from bus 26 to bus 297 at the TMC Transit Center.


The closest bus route to the hospital is


If you arrive at the Transit Center for the Texas Medical Center Area, you can easily get the bus on route


What information is NOT included in the Metrorail Rider Guide?

the location of the fire department

On a transit map, use a scale to

figure out the distance from one point to another

On a transit map, the legend

explains what the symbols mean

What does embody mean?

to represent

To understand the author’s perspective it helps to know that she is a former


To appreciate the author’s perspective in the story, it is helpful to know that Isabel Allende

was a highly respected journalist in her native land

What does tenacity mean?

firm determination

What does resignation mean?

passive acceptance

Rolf Carlé helps comfort Azucena during her struggle by

staying by her side from the moment he meets her

Which of the following events does Rolf Carlé remember during the time he spends with Azucena?

the death of his sister Katharina

Which disaster leads to Azucena becoming trapped?

a volcano erupts near her town

Azucena becomes the symbol of the tragedy because she

stubbornly clings to life

Which of the following items arrives too late to save Azucena?

a pump to drain the water around her

Where does the story say Rolf Carlé spent part of his childhood?

in a concentration camp

Fortitude is best defined as


Which two characters are at the center of the story?

a journalist and a young girl

Someone in a stupor is


At the end of the story, the author’s perspective on Rolf Carlé is that she believes he

will need some time before his emotional wounds heal

In “Peruvian Child,” which of the following statements can you infer from lines 1-2?

The speaker still thinks about the child she saw.

According to Rita Dove, what has Lady Freedom brought back into the streets?


Where is the statue of Lady Freedom located in Washington, D.C.?

atop the Capitol Building

In “Peruvian Child,” which can you infer about the speaker?

She is listening to a tour guide.

In “Peruvian Child,” why does the poet use the phrase “as usual” in line 17?

to imply that people are often not sensitive to the misery of others

Which of the following best identifies the topic that both poems address?

engaging in social responsibility

In “Lady Freedom Among Us,” who is being described in lines 8-16?

an old homeless woman who is on the street

In lines 2-4 of “Peruvian Child,” the speaker compares the child to

women selling goods at a market

In “Peruvian Child,” you can infer that the child described in lines 9-14 is


In “Lady Freedom Among Us,” the poet compares a statue to

a homeless woman

In “Lady Freedom Among Us,” what can you infer about the poet’s beliefs from lines 31-32?

She thinks that freedom involves idealism and responsibility.

From the description of the Peruvian child and the doll in lines 6-13, you can infer that

the child is poor and loves the doll very much

In “Peruvian Child,” the imagery in line 6 appeals to the senses of

sight and hearing

Both Pat Mora and Rita Dove would probably agree that many people need more


In “Lady Freedom Among Us,” what is the author’s purpose in using the images “thick skin,” “gritted exhaust,” and “sunscorch and blear” in lines 22-23?

suggest that city living is often very challenging

On which point does Jane Goodall challenge the beliefs of animal-rights activists?

Animal research does not advance medical knowledge and treatment.

Which statement summarizes what the author saw in the first lab?

one long hallway after another

The author believes that anyone who works with laboratory animals should

learn about their natural behavior

The author repeats the phrase “we make mistakes” to show that

people are careless

A boisterous child is


To annihilate is to


What is complicity?

partnership in a crime

How does Sagan feel about the present and future leaders of the nuclear powers?

He does not trust them.

If two people are contending, they are

struggling in rivalry

What does precursor mean?

one who came before

A speech given stridently is


What kind of statement is Sagan’s, “Everywhere on earth is a potential battlefield now”?

an overgeneralization

Which of the following would Jane Goodall consider ideal?

no chimpanzees to be used in medical research

Sagan mentions Jennie Wade to illustrate his point that

war today will not only kill trained soldiers

The author supports his claim “everywhere on earth is a potential battlefield” by

stating that today’s weapons can reach anyplace

Why does Pakhom want to buy land at first?

so he won’t have to worry about fines

The younger sister says that the life of a peasant is

hard but worry-free

When there is discord between people, they lack


Which of the following sums up the themes of both selections?

It’s always best to take only as much as you need.

Which phrase best describes Pakhom?

never satisfied

What does disparage mean?

speak insultingly

Which reason leads Pakhom to negotiate the purchase of his first plot of land from the lady landowner?

The steward has taken to levying fines which Pakhom is tired of paying

What is the main reason Pakhom has trouble with people in his communes?

He does not wish to share land

At the beginning of the story, Pakhom listens to his wife and her sister argue about which one has the best


Which of the following is the story’s moral message?

Take only as much as you need.

Which theme does the New Testament excerpt share with the story?

Be happy with what you have.

The moral of this story is taught when Pakhom

tries to walk farther than he knew he could

According to the excerpt from the New Testament, how should the rich conduct themselves?

by acting generously toward others

What does forbear mean?

restrain oneself

Pakhom’s first plot of land seems different to him after the purchase because it

now belongs to him

The ship

is named for the skipper’s wife

Which reason is NOT why the wife wants the stones?

to flaunt in front of the townspeople

Which paraphrase is closest in meaning to “he had the figurehead of it beautifully carved, just like her, and the hair of gilt”?

A skipper carved a figurehead to look like his wife.

The ship was named after

the skipper’s wife

Which paraphrase is closest in meaning to “still the wife could not stop fretting about the blue stones”?

The wife continued to think about the stones.

The skipper

knows the value of the blue stones

The literal meaning of the blue stones is

the man and his wife value the stones for different reasons

The skipper acquired the blue stones from

an old king

Which paraphrase is closest in meaning to “when I want a kiss I come home to Elsinore”?

I return home when I want the affection I can’t get from a wooden boat ornament.

The skipper

honors his wife with the beautiful figurehead

The wife wants the stones to use as


What do the blue stones symbolize?

the ability to see

What happens to the wife’s eyes?

The wife has a disease that causes her to go blind.

What would the wife have done to show her remorse?

return the jewels to the figurehead

What does the wife feel toward the figurehead?


In “Midwinter Blues,” the speaker says that her man told her that

he loved her

The speaker in “Ballad” feels


What does the speaker in “Midwinter Blues” say about her love for her man?

She will love him until she dies.

The speaker in “Midwinter Blues” believes that her man does not love her because he left

when the coal was low

In “Ballad,” Mistral expands the traditional ballad form when she

chooses not to use a rhyme scheme

Which of the following is the meaning of the dialect “‘For I’m weary wi’ hunting'” from line 4 of “Lord Randall”?

I am tired from hunting.

What characteristic of a ballad can you find at the beginnings and ends of the first three stanzas of “Ballad”?


Which of the following identifies a situation common to all three poems?

a betrayal of love

What aspect of “Ballad” links it to the traditional characteristics of a song?

repetition of lines

Who poisons Lord Randall?

his true love

Lines 17-18 of “Ballad” suggest that the speaker’s emotional pain

is insignificant to others

“Lord Randall” is structured as a conversation between Lord Randall and his


Which of the following do all three of the ballads have?


What tragic incident is the focus of the ballad “Lord Randall”?

the poisoning of Lord Randall

What has the speaker seen that is upsetting in lines 1-6 of “Ballad”?

the man walking by with another love

How does Poe’s style help you understand the meaning of the sentence that begins on line 277 of “The Pit and the Pendulum”?

Repeated words add to the narrator’s sense of desperation.

What does insuperable mean?

impossible to overcome

Indeterminate means

not precisely known

If you confound people, you

confuse them

What does eloquent mean?

emotionally expressive

Both of Poe’s selections create a sense of horror through descriptions of

enveloping darkness

What is voracity?

greed for food

Pertinacity is

unyielding persistence

In “The Pit and the Pendulum,” why do the torturers put out food and water when the narrator first succumbs to fatigue?

to prolong the torture

Pervading means

spreading throughout

The narrator in “The Pit and the Pendulum” examines his surroundings by

feeling his way around the wall

Both the short story and the poem create a sense of


What aspect of Poe’s style helps you understand the narrator’s feelings in the sentence on lines 179-182 of “The Pit and the Pendulum”?

first-person point of view

Why is it unusual that the speaker in Poe’s poem seems to have taken solace in the lake?

The lake was a lonely, wild, and eerie place.

In “The Lake,” what does the speaker claim to have felt when darkness came to the lake?


In both poems, the poet wants to

help you understand the speakers

What does the astronomer most likely encourage the audience to do in “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer”?

analyze nature

Why does the speaker leave the lecture in “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer”?

The astronomer ignores the stars’ mystery.

In both poems, the speakers

are sensitive to their surroundings

Reread line 3 of “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer.” Which element of Whitman’s style does the line include?

a catalog

The sensory details in line 16 of “The Artilleryman’s Vision” appeal to


How does the speaker in “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer” feel while listening to the astronomer?


What is the astronomer discussing at the beginning of “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer?”

scientific measurements

The sensory details in lines 7-8 of “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer” are effective because they

contrast with the dullness surrounding the lecture

What does the speaker say about the chief-gunner in “The Artilleryman’s Vision”?

The chief-gunner carefully completes his job.

Reread line 9 of “The Artilleryman’s Vision.” Which stylistic device does Whitman use to convey the sound of war effectively?


“The Artilleryman’s Vision” is a poem explaining the

details of a soldier’s war experience

What is the speaker’s vision mainly about in “The Artilleryman’s Vision”?

the experience of a battle

In both selections, Whitman’s style of using free verse

helps convey the speaker’s experiences

Reread lines 21-24 of “The Artilleryman’s Vision.” The sensory details in these lines are effective because they

show the confusion and fear the soldier experienced

Which phrase from Frost’s poems is an example of his style of using conversational language?

“Oh, just another kind of outdoor game”

The speaker in “Birches” says that when birch trees are bent low by ice for too long, they

stay in that position forever

What is the wheelbarrow in “The Red Wheelbarrow” probably used for?

working on a farm

The imagist poem “The Pond” recreates the experience of

being near a pond at dusk

What sound is described in “The Pond”?

frogs croaking

What does the poet use to convey the rhythm of the fireworks in lines 6-9 of “Fourth of July Night”?

short phrases

What is the wall’s purpose in “Mending Wall”?

separate two pieces of property

Reread lines 5-9 of “Mending Wall.” Frost’s style of using a mocking tone reveals the speaker’s disdain for


What time of day is it in “The Pond”?


Lines 30-31 of “Mending Wall” demonstrate Frost’s style of using

realistic dialogue

After reading “Mending Wall,” you can infer that the speaker

questions the way things are

In “Birches,” the birch trees remind the speaker of childhood games because they

are bent

In each poem, Frost’s style of using a playful tone contrasts with

the deeper meaning of the poem

What can you infer about how the speaker in “Birches” feels when he dreams of playing again in the birch trees?

The speaker sometimes feels as though the stresses of life will overwhelm him.

“The Red Wheelbarrow” is different from the other imagist poems because it has

a repetitive stanza structure

What was a Kapo?

a prisoner who acted as foreman

What was the “gift” that the SS gave the prisoners for New Year’s?

a chance at selection

Why did Wiesel’s father want to give his son his knife and spoon?

Wiesel’s father thought he was going to die.

From the description of historical events in this memoir, you learn that

city buses were nearly empty on the first day of the Montgomery boycott

Wiesel called his father’s knife and spoon “the inheritance” because they were

the only thing of value that his father had

Which detail from the memoir is an opinion rather than a fact?

Rosa Parks was a charming person with a radiant personality

Stature is


As Wiesel went in front of the doctors, he tried to hide his

camp number

What does din mean?

loud noise

A boycott is a

form of protest

Wiesel wanted his father to keep the knife and spoon because Wiesel

wanted to believe that his father would survive

The Kings were up at 5:30 Monday morning to

see the first bus go past their house

What insight do you gain from the memoir when Wiesel describes his hatred of the bells?

Their noise reminded the prisoners that they had little control over their own lives.

A tactic is

a planned action to reach a goal

What does militant mean?


What does the narrator believe about war?

A country should know why it is going to war.

Read the following excerpt from the story. What do these lines reveal about the author’s perspective? “Certain blood was being shed for uncertain reasons. I saw no unity of purpose, no consensus on matters of philosophy or history or law.”

He believes that a country should know why it is going to war.

The narrator had taken only modest action against the war during college because he

felt removed from the reality of the war

Naive means


What aspect of the historical context of the story influences the narrator’s vision of crowds on both sides of the river?

the country’s divided feelings about the war

What does preoccupied mean?


What does compassionate mean?

feeling other people’s suffering

Reticence is the quality of

keeping silent

What does acquiescence mean?

passive agreement

What does the narrator realize when he sees the “EMERGENCY FUND” envelope?

Elroy knows that the narrator has been drafted.

The Rainy River is important in the story because it

marks the border between Minnesota and Canada

Censure is

harsh criticism

Read the following excerpt from the story. What most likely influenced the author’s perspective? “I was too good for this war. Too smart, too compassionate, too everything.”

a college education

The narrator has been afraid for 20 years to tell his story because he

thinks it will cause embarrassment for him and his family

The narrator’s decision is difficult because the historical context of the story shows that people are

divided about the Vietnam War

The speaker in “Who Makes the Journey” is speaking to “you.” Where are “you” in the poem?

in a car

In “Who Makes the Journey,” the poet shows that she is part of a contemporary literary period by

using a relaxed attitude toward an elder

Why might the new colossus tell ancient lands to keep their “storied pomp”?

Immigrants will create a new history in a new land.

The old woman in “Who Makes the Journey” has traveled to

live with her daughter

The “golden door” in the last line of “The New Colossus” is the door

to new opportunity

The sensory details in lines 38-42 of “Who Makes the Journey” suggest that the old woman is


Which statement applies exclusively to one of the poems because of the literary period in which it was written?

“Who Makes the Journey” has a conversational tone.

The “ghost child” in line 17 of “Who Makes the Journey” is the

grown woman

The new colossus lifts a lamp beside the “golden door” in line 14 to

light the way to new opportunity and hope

The new colossus is

the Statue of Liberty

The most important quality of the new colossus to immigrants is its

welcoming nature

Which element of “Who Makes the Journey” tells you that the poem is from a contemporary literary period?

informal language

Reread line 7 of “The New Colossus.” The sensory details in this line appeal to the sense of


The sensory details in lines 38-41 of “Who Makes the Journey” suggest that the old woman is

aware of her surroundings

According to lines 10-13 of “The New Colossus,” what does the new colossus want the ancient lands to do?

send their neediest people

An anarchist

favors the overthrow of a government

What is insolence?


Auspicious means


What angers Antigone at the beginning of the play?

Ismene refuses to help bury Polyneices.

What does contempt mean?

belief that someone is inferior

To justify her actions, Antigone argues with Creon that she is abiding by

the wishes of her family

Reread the following comments from the sentry in Scene 1. What do the comments help you infer about Creon? “I did not do it. I did not see who did it. You must not punish me for what someone else has done.”

He acts without fairness.

According to the choragus, Antigone and her father’s shared tragic flaw is that they

act stubbornly

What does reverence mean?


Lamentation means

an expression of grief

What prophecy does Teiresias reveal?

Creon’s family members will die if he refuses to appease the gods.

Impassively means

without emotion

To defile something is to

make it dirty

Whom does Creon refuse to bury?


Haemon argues that Creon should free Antigone because

others believe that Antigone is innocent

The main character from Don Quixote is convinced that he is a

heroic knight

A person who shows enmity acts with


In Man of La Mancha, Wasserman reveals Sancho’s humor through his

proverbs for Don Quixote

In Man of La Mancha, the character of Cervantes explains that Don Quixote hopes to

right all wrongs

In their parodies, both authors create comic imitations of

chivalric heroes and battles

Why is Don Quixote excited at the end of the excerpt from Man of La Mancha?

He sees a “castle” where he may be knighted.

To resurrect means to

bring back to life

How is visual humor used as a technique of parody in the musical play but not in the novel?

The animals in the story are actually people.

An affable person is


What is a cavalcade?

a procession of people on horses

What does fictitious mean?

created by the imagination

To burnish means to


Which character in Don Quixote is Don Quixote’s enemy

a magician

What does hapless mean?


In both selections, Don Quixote battles


Caesar orders Antony to touch Calpurnia during the race so that

Calpurnia will conceive a child

Reread Scene 3, lines 157-160. The conspirators want Brutus to join them because Brutus

is known as an honorable man

Why does Cassius have the Pindurus kill him?

He thinks that his friend is dead.

While in his tent, Brutus accuses Cassius of

taking bribes

Why does Disch call Julius Caesar a dull play in “Review of Julius Caesar”?

The play is stripped of dramatic content.

You can determine from Oliver’s comments in “Hail, Caesar!” that one of her criteria for a director is the ability to

create an understandable, interesting production

The author of “Hail, Caesar!” says that she enjoyed Pacino’s performance as Mark Antony because he

seemed so obviously sinister

Oliver’s review is broader than Disch’s review because Oliver includes opinions about

the set, lighting, and costumes

Caesar reveals that his tragic flaw may be to ignore warnings when he

dismisses the soothsayer

Oliver says in “Hail, Caesar!” that Edward Herrmann changed her impression of Cassius because he

made Cassius seem to be the focus of the play

When Brutus’ army moves down out of the hills, Antony thinks that the army

is trying to show courage

How does the author of “Review of Julius Caesar” feel about the theater’s attempt to perform all of Shakespeare’s plays?


Antony shows Caesar’s wounds during the funeral to

anger the people against the conspirators

What does the author of “Hail, Caesar!” describe to support her opinion of John McMartin’s performance as Caesar?

the way McMartin said the line “Et tu, Brute!”

Which event leads to the final downfall of the tragic hero Brutus?

his defeat in battle

Portia kills herself because

she is worried about Brutus

Which of the following words best describes the author’s tone in her review “Hail, Caesar!”?


The sidenote for line 148 from Scene 3 helps you understand that

the news of Portia’s death hurts Cassius

The sidenotes for lines 66-78 of Scene 2 explain that Cassius is trying to

prove that he is a good friend to Brutus

What does Cassius claim that he does better than Brutus?

be a soldier

What is Brutus’ reason for refusing to swear an oath?

The conspirators’ goal should unite them.

The two authors of “Hail, Caesar!” and “Review of Julius Caesar” disagree about the

director’s ability

What does Cassius tell Brutus that people should do for their friends?

understand their faults

When Brutus leaves the funeral after giving his speech, he shows that he has the tragic flaw of

being too sure of his ability to persuade others

The author of “Review of Julius Caesar” demonstrates a sarcastic tone when he

compliments Pacino for remembering his lines

Flavius and Marullus show their disapproval of Caesar’s power when they

remove decorations from statues

What do you learn by reading the summary at the beginning of Scene 3?

The night is stormy.

Portia first sends Lucius to the Senate House to

find out who is standing near Caesar

What does the ghost of Caesar tell Brutus?

Brutus will see the ghost again at Philippi.

What does Titinius place on Cassius’ body?

a wreath of victory

Antony says that he wants to see Brutus after Caesar’s murder to

find out why the conspirators killed Caesar

Brutus views the two appearances of Caesar’s ghost as a warning that

Brutus will die

What standard for actors would the author of “Review of Julius Caesar” most likely say that Martin Sheen failed to meet?

delivering lines well

Brutus complains about Cassius’

cold attitude

What opinion of Al Pacino as Mark Antony does Disch give in “A Review of Julius Caesar “?

Pacino played his part without eloquence.

Reread Scene 1, lines 25-26, and the stage directions. The details in these lines show you that Trebonius’ job in the conspiracy is to

take Antony out of the Senate House

The sidenote for lines 5-6 of Scene 2 explains that Caesar sends his servant to the priests to

find out what will happen in the future

Killing the flag bearer shows Cassius’


Why does Artemidorus say that Caesar needs to read his letter first?

The letter concerns Caesar personally.

The summary at the beginning of Scene 2 explains that the crowd at Caesar’s funeral is made up of

the common people of Rome

Brutus sends a rider with orders to the other forces because Brutus

thinks that Octavius’ troops can be beaten

Reread Scene 4, lines 28-30. What does the Soothsayer mean?

He has news for Caesar if Caesar is wise enough to listen.

Reading the summary at the beginning of Scene 1 helps you understand that Caesar is powerful because

he defeated Pompey in a civil war

Brutus and Trebonius do not fear revenge from Antony because Antony

cares more about having fun

Antony claims that he is refusing to read Caesar’s will to the crowd because it

will make the crowd angry that Caesar is dead

Brutus sends Cassius’ body away for burial because it

will upset the troops

Artemidorus’ plan to give Caesar a note shows that Artemidorus

supports Caesar

Flavius and Marullus view the workers they meet in the street as


What do Brutus, Cassius, Octavius, and Antony do when they meet before the battle?

insult and belittle each other

Oliver’s comment in “Hail, Caesar!” that she enjoyed the performances of “almost everyone” in the show indicates that she

holds a realistic and balanced opinion of the production