Skills Lesson: Ancient Rome and The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Flashcard Example #41098

The setting of William Shakespeare’s play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar takes place in the city of __________.

Venice
Gaul
Rome
London

Rome
Julius Caesar was a Roman __________ and __________.

barbarian . . . enemy
king . . . foot soldier
politician . . . military general
foreign ally . . . hero

Politician… military general
The __________ served as a stage for Roman politicians and philosophers.

Globe
gallery
Forum
street

Forum
Which similarity did Julius Caesar and Queen Elizabeth I share?

Both lived in a time of severe class division.
Both lived in the 1500s.
Both were rulers of England.
Both were rulers of Rome.

Both lived in a time of severe class division
Which sector of society paid the lowest amount to attend plays at the Globe Theatre?

The middle class paid the lowest amount.
The lower class, the groundlings, paid the lowest amount.
The upper class paid the lowest amount.
The Globe was free to everyone.

The lower class, the groundings, paid the lowest
Feeling unheard, the public fell into a(n) __________ that completely resisted the government and its rules.

tyranny
dictatorship
friendship
anarchy

anarchy
Why did Julius Caesar’s enemies label him a tyrant?

He eventually assumed absolute power over Rome.
He shared his power equally with the Roman Senate and Rome’s citizens.
He was part of the First Triumvirate.
He did nothing to help expand the Roman Empire.

He eventually assumed absolute power over Rome.
At Rome, moreover, Caesar won a great and brilliant popularity by his eloquence as an advocate, and much good will from the common people for the friendliness of his manners . . . . He had also a large and gradually increasing political influence in consequence of his lavish hospitality and the general splendour of his mode of life. At first his enemies thought this influence would quickly vanish . . . . The man who is thought to have been the first to see beneath the surface of Caesar’s public policy and to fear it, . . . and who comprehended the powerful character hidden beneath his kindly and cheerful exterior, namely Cicero, said that in most of Caesar’s political plans and projects he saw a tyrannical purpose . . . .

Based on this excerpt, what information could Shakespeare use to construct the character of Julius Caesar?

Shakespeare could not have used any of the information.
Shakespeare could have only used the information about Caesar’s popularity with the common people.
Shakespeare could have used the information about his personality, political influence, and tyranny.
Shakespeare could only have used the information about Caesar’s enemies.

Shakespeare could have used the information about his personality, political influence, and tyranny.
Which statement is true about both monarchies and dictatorships?

Every monarch is a dictator.
A single ruler is in charge.
Every dictator is a monarch.
There are no similarities.

A single ruler in charge
The three men Crassus, Pompey, and Caesar joined together as a __________ to lead the empire.

friends
Senate
Republic
triumvirate

triumvirate

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