Wednesday, March 20th, 2019...1:06 pm

March 18/19

Jump to Comments
  1. We watched Acts IV and V from the 1970 movie: see link below.
  2. Students answered the following questions for class work – Acts IV and V
    1. Mr. Bunch – Acts IV and V Class work

        Answer on your own paper

        Multiple Choice

        Identify the letter of the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.


        ____     1.   The planned military conflict in Act IV is between —

        a. Antony, Brutus, and Lepidus on one side and Octavius on the other
        b. Brutus and Cassius on one side and Antony and Octavius on the other
        c. Brutus and Cassius
        d. Antony and Octavius



        ____     2.   In his attitude toward Lepidus, Antony is characterized as —

        a. honest c. arrogant
        b. foolish d. indecisive



        ____     3.   Brutus is motivated mainly by thoughts of —

        a. honor c. power
        b. friendship d. jealousy



        ____     4.   Cassius and Brutus argue over which issue?

        a. Cassius’s taking of bribes c. Portia’s death
        b. Brutus’s guilt about Caesar’s death d. Cassius’s mistrust of Messala



        ____     5.   In his treatment of Cassius, Brutus is characterized as —

        a. arrogant and condescending c. carefree and fun-loving
        b. cynical and punishing d. righteous but forgiving



        ____     6.   Cassius and Brutus argue over where they should do battle with the triumvirate’s troops.

        How is this conflict resolved?

        a. Cassius and Brutus agree to wait at Sardis for Antony’s troops.
        b. As a gesture of friendship, Brutus decides to follow Cassius’s plan.
        c. Not wanting further disagreement, Cassius embraces Brutus’s plan.
        d. After initially opposing the plan to go to Philippi, Brutus agrees.



        ____     7.   What happens to Portia?

        a. An emissary of Antony’s poisons her.
        b. She is silenced when she tries to warn Brutus about Cassius.
        c. She tells Brutus that she will see him at Philippi.
        d. She takes her life.


        ____     8.   When Messala tells Brutus about Portia’s death, Brutus says,

        Why, farewell, Portia.  We must die, Messala.

        with meditating that she must die once,

        I have the patience to endure it now.

        Brutus appears to be showing what character trait?

        a. cowardly c. emotional
        b. brave d. stoic


        ____     9.   Before the battle of Philippi, Brutus tells Cassius,

        There is a tide in the affairs of men

        Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;

        Omitted, all the voyage of their life

        Is bound in shallows and in miseries.

        Brutus means that —

        a. success depends on seizing opportunity c. Brutus and Cassius should wait in Sardis.
        b. fate is inescapable d. hasty action will bring their defeat



        ____   10.   When Caesar’s ghost says he will see Brutus at Philippi, it is an example of —

        a. understatement c. hyperbole
        b. characterization d. foreshadowing



        ____   11.   Before the battle, Octavius and Antony argue over —

        a. who will negotiate with Brutus
        b. who will lead their armies
        c. the money in Caesar’s will
        d. an apology from Brutus







        ____   12.   Antony insults Brutus and Cassius by calling them —

        a. slaves c. flatterers
        b. women d. cowards

        ____   13.   In Scene 1, lines 46–47, Cassius says to Octavius,

        This tongue had not offended so today,

        If Cassius might have ruled.

        Cassius means that they would not be having their present conversation if —

        a. Brutus had agreed with Cassius to murder Antony
        b. Cassius and Brutus had not mended their friendship
        c. Caesar had not been assassinated
        d. Brutus had fought without first engaging in conversation



        ____   14.   Shakespeare’s use of minor characters to report on the battle’s progress helps to create —

        a. unbiased reports c. horror
        b. comedy d. suspense

        ____   15.   What incorrect conclusion does Pindarus come to about what is happening on the battlefield?

        a. Titinius is killed. c. Titinius is captured.
        b. The battle is lost. d. Brutus has surrendered.



        ____   16.   The consequence of Pindarus’s misreading of the battlefield is —

        a. the death of Portia c. the surrender of Brutus’s army
        b. the death of Cassius d. Antony’s surrender to Brutus



        ____   17.   Which event happens on the battlefield?

        a. Brutus’s army overpowers Octavius’s army.
        b. The army of Lepidus retreats to Philippi.
        c. Antony takes Brutus as a prisoner.
        d. Brutus’s army chases off Antony’s army.



        ____   18.   What is ironic, or surprising, about Brutus’s suicide?

        a. Unaware that Antony was about to surrender, Brutus misread the battlefield.
        b. He did not know that Cassius had already committed suicide nearby.
        c. At the beginning of Act IV, he claimed that suicide was cowardly and vile.
        d. He did not know that he had been pardoned for Caesar’s assassination.






        ____   19.   Who holds the sword for Brutus while Brutus runs on it?

        a. Titinius c. Volumnius
        b. Strato d. Dardanius



        ____   20.   What does Antony acknowledge about Brutus?

        a. Brutus killed Caesar because he was jealous.
        b. Brutus was the noblest Roman of them all.
        c. Brutus was a better general than Octavius.
        d. Brutus was a friend to Antony.





Leave a Reply