Julius Caesar- Act 1: Scene 1, 2, and 3 Q&A

What is the setting? What holiday is being celebrated? (Scene 1) Rome; Feast of Lupercal
Who are Marullus and Flavius? (Scene 1) Tribunes
Why do they (Marullus and Flavius) want to drive the commoners from the street? (Scene 1) They don’t like Caesar and the Commoners are praising Caesar, who killed Pompey
What else do Marullus and Flavius do to further hinder the celebration of Caesar’s victory? (Scene 1) They took the decorations from the statues and told the commoners to go back to work
What does Caesar tell Antony to do to Calpurnia? (Scene 2) To touch Calpurnia and make her fertile
Why might Caesar ask Antony in front of everyone else? (Scene 2) So if it doesn’t happen, there’ll be witnesses
What is a soothsayer? Of what does he warn Caesar? (Scene 2) Someone who tells the future; Of the Ides of March (March 15)
What does ides mean? (Scene 2) Middle
Does Marcus Brutus like Caesar? What does Brutus think of Caesar’s rise to power? Use lines from play to support your answer (Scene 2) Yes; He thinks that the power will go to his head. (Lines 78-79; Lines 80-9)
Brutus says, “For let the gods so speed me as I love/The name of honor more than I fear death.” What do these lines imply about Brutus’s most important value in life? (Scene 2) It shows that Brutus is a person of honor. He wants to help Rome a lot even if it’s risking his life.
What story does Cassius tell Brutus? (Scene 2) About the time when Cassius and Caesar went swimming. Caesar started drowning. Cassius saved him and Caesar became sick.
What is Cassius’s point in telling this story? (Scene 2) To show how weak Caesar is
What is Caesar’s opinion of Cassius? Why does he feel this way? (Scene 2) That he is dangerous; Caesar fears nothing, though.
What handicap does Caesar reveal about himself when speaking to Antony? (Scene 2) Caesar is deaf in his right ear
How many times was Caesar offered a coronet, or a small crown? (Scene 2) 3 times
What was Caesar’s reaction to the offering, according to Casca? (Scene 2) Caesar wants it, but he looks down on the people ’cause of smell and refuses the crown
What sickness does Caesar have? (Scene 2) “falling sickness”
What happens to Marullus and Flavius? (Scene 2) They are exiled
What does Cassius plan to do to convince Brutus to conspire against Caesar? (Scene 2) He’s going to write letters to Brutus in different handwritings, so Brutus thinks that everyone wants him to be king instead of Caesar
What unusual events occur during the storm? (Scene 3) An owl was in the marketplace during the day, a slave was on fire and didn’t burn, men were on fire while marching down the street
What meaning does Cassius interpret from the storm? (Scene 3) Caesar should not be king
According to Casca, what are the senators planning to do to Caesar tomorrow? (Scene 3) To crown him king
Who is definetly part of the conspiracy? (Scene 3) 1. Cassius2. Casca3. Cinna4. Metullus Cimber5. Decius Brutus6. Trebonius

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