Julius Caesar Act 1 study guide jack – Flashcards

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Where did the first scene take place?
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In the streets of Rome
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What are Flavius and Maraullus doing?
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Yelling at the commoners who are cheering Caesar on for having killed Pompey.
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Who claims to be a "mender of bad soles," a "surgeon to old shoes," and one who lives by the awl?"
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The cobbler who makes and mends shoes
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According to laborer, why have the people left their shops and assembled?
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To get a day off of work and to see Caesar and rejoice in his victory of Pompey
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Who was Pompey?
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A Roman General and Caesar's rival
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How do Marullus and Flavius rebuke the people?
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They tell them to leave and that they used to cheer for Pompey and now cheer for the one that killed him. = fiklish
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What character establishes the notion that Caesar is ambitious, and that he flies too high and is a danger to free men?
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Flavius
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The purpose of the Feast of Lupercal was to secure purification and fertility for the spring planting. What other purpose did it serve for women as well?
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To no longer be childless
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One scene two, who, in particular, is up instructed to stand in Antony's way and why?
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Calphurnia; so that he can get am heir to their throne of Rome
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What warning does the fortuneteller give to Caesar?
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To beware the Ides of March (March 15th)
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What is Caesars response to the fortuneteller's warning?
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He ignores SoothSayer and calls him a dreamer
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What do Cassius and Brutus discuss after Caesar and his followers leave?
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Cassius says that brutus would make a good leader and that Cassius does not want Caesar to become King.
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With who is Brutus upset and why?
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Caesar; Rome should stay republic
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Cassius openly works on contrasting Brutus's humility to Caesar's presumptuous ness and arrogance. Why?
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Persuades Brutus to become the next head of republic
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What fear does Brutus blurt out when shots are heard and a trumpet sounds?
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The people want crown Caesar King, which would be the end of the republic.
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When Caesar returns from the race, which character's countenance seems to disturb him?
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Caesar is disturbed by Cassius and says he doesn't trust him no longer.
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How does Caesar contrast Cassius with Antony?
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Says that Cassius is too serious and sterns, whereas Antony loves to party and is not a very serious, down to earth person.
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Why does Antony have to speak to Caesar from his right side?
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Caesar is deaf in his left ear
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Why does Brutus grasp Casca's cloak? What does he want to know?
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To ask why Caesar looks so serious as he was leaving the festival. Also, wants to know if they crowned Caesar.
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What does Casca tell him has happened?
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Antony offered Caesar the crown 3 times and then fainted
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What other physical impairment does Caesar have?
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Epilepsy
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According to Casca, did the roman people seem to want Caesar to be King?
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They admired his respect for the republic, and turning down the crown, but he was ready to accept it, and would have if he'd not fallen with the seizure right then.
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What dramatic action had Caesar taken in front if the people before his fainting?
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He offered the crowd his throat to cut in case he had done anything wrong
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How did Casca react to the events at the Lupercal Festival?
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No matter what he did they would still love him
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What happened to Marullus and Flavius and why?
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For pulling scarfs off Caesars images they were out to silence.
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Cassius's major plan involves Brutus. What is it?
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To replace Caesar with Brutus as head of the republic and to make Caesar no longer king
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What secretive means does Cassius intend to use to persuade Brutus he is more noble than Caesar ?
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To send him letters in disguised writing
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In scene three, it is the evening of the Ides of March. Describe the weather.
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Stormy, lightening, burning meteors falling from the sky
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Casca meets Cicero on the streets. State two unexplainable events.
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A slaves hand was lit by fire but did not burn him. Another was, a lion was wondering the streets but did not attack anyone.
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What is Caesar to due tomorrow?
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Caesar goes to the capital and is crowned King by the senators
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Cassius compared the storm to whom?
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Julius Caesar
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According to Casca, what do the senators plan to do tomorrow?
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To crown Caesar
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What pledge does Casca give to Cassius?
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I'll do as much as anybody against Caesar
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Who is Cinna?
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Conspirator and delivers letters
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According to Cinna, acquiring the cooperation of who would be more beneficial?
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Brutus
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Cinna is to deliver the forged letters to what three places?
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Judges chair, Brutus's window, the statue of Brutus's grandfather
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According to Cassius, what fraction of Brutus remains to be one over?
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1/4
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Who "sits high in all the people's hearts?"
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Brutus
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question
Where did the first scene take place?
answer
In the streets of Rome
question
What are Flavius and Maraullus doing?
answer
Yelling at the commoners who are cheering Caesar on for having killed Pompey.
question
Who claims to be a "mender of bad soles," a "surgeon to old shoes," and one who lives by the awl?"
answer
The cobbler who makes and mends shoes
question
According to laborer, why have the people left their shops and assembled?
answer
To get a day off of work and to see Caesar and rejoice in his victory of Pompey
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Who was Pompey?
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A Roman General and Caesar's rival
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How do Marullus and Flavius rebuke the people?
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They tell them to leave and that they used to cheer for Pompey and now cheer for the one that killed him. = fiklish
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What character establishes the notion that Caesar is ambitious, and that he flies too high and is a danger to free men?
answer
Flavius
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The purpose of the Feast of Lupercal was to secure purification and fertility for the spring planting. What other purpose did it serve for women as well?
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To no longer be childless
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One scene two, who, in particular, is up instructed to stand in Antony's way and why?
answer
Calphurnia; so that he can get am heir to their throne of Rome
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What warning does the fortuneteller give to Caesar?
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To beware the Ides of March (March 15th)
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What is Caesars response to the fortuneteller's warning?
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He ignores SoothSayer and calls him a dreamer
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What do Cassius and Brutus discuss after Caesar and his followers leave?
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Cassius says that brutus would make a good leader and that Cassius does not want Caesar to become King.
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With who is Brutus upset and why?
answer
Caesar; Rome should stay republic
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Cassius openly works on contrasting Brutus's humility to Caesar's presumptuous ness and arrogance. Why?
answer
Persuades Brutus to become the next head of republic
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What fear does Brutus blurt out when shots are heard and a trumpet sounds?
answer
The people want crown Caesar King, which would be the end of the republic.
question
When Caesar returns from the race, which character's countenance seems to disturb him?
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Caesar is disturbed by Cassius and says he doesn't trust him no longer.
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How does Caesar contrast Cassius with Antony?
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Says that Cassius is too serious and sterns, whereas Antony loves to party and is not a very serious, down to earth person.
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Why does Antony have to speak to Caesar from his right side?
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Caesar is deaf in his left ear
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Why does Brutus grasp Casca's cloak? What does he want to know?
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To ask why Caesar looks so serious as he was leaving the festival. Also, wants to know if they crowned Caesar.
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What does Casca tell him has happened?
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Antony offered Caesar the crown 3 times and then fainted
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What other physical impairment does Caesar have?
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Epilepsy
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According to Casca, did the roman people seem to want Caesar to be King?
answer
They admired his respect for the republic, and turning down the crown, but he was ready to accept it, and would have if he'd not fallen with the seizure right then.
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What dramatic action had Caesar taken in front if the people before his fainting?
answer
He offered the crowd his throat to cut in case he had done anything wrong
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How did Casca react to the events at the Lupercal Festival?
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No matter what he did they would still love him
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What happened to Marullus and Flavius and why?
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For pulling scarfs off Caesars images they were out to silence.
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Cassius's major plan involves Brutus. What is it?
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To replace Caesar with Brutus as head of the republic and to make Caesar no longer king
question
What secretive means does Cassius intend to use to persuade Brutus he is more noble than Caesar ?
answer
To send him letters in disguised writing
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In scene three, it is the evening of the Ides of March. Describe the weather.
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Stormy, lightening, burning meteors falling from the sky
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Casca meets Cicero on the streets. State two unexplainable events.
answer
A slaves hand was lit by fire but did not burn him. Another was, a lion was wondering the streets but did not attack anyone.
question
What is Caesar to due tomorrow?
answer
Caesar goes to the capital and is crowned King by the senators
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Cassius compared the storm to whom?
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Julius Caesar
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According to Casca, what do the senators plan to do tomorrow?
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To crown Caesar
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What pledge does Casca give to Cassius?
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I'll do as much as anybody against Caesar
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Who is Cinna?
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Conspirator and delivers letters
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According to Cinna, acquiring the cooperation of who would be more beneficial?
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Brutus
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Cinna is to deliver the forged letters to what three places?
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Judges chair, Brutus's window, the statue of Brutus's grandfather
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According to Cassius, what fraction of Brutus remains to be one over?
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1/4
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Who "sits high in all the people's hearts?"
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Brutus