10th Grade Focus Standards-MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS
What is the author’s purpose for writing Brutus’ speech?
A. to explain Brutus’ motivation for killing Caesar
B. to describe the way Brutus killed Caesar
C. to educate Caesar’s friends regarding the political state of Rome
D. to explain Marc Antony’s role in Caesar’s murder
Read the lines from Brutus’ speech and answer the accompanying question:
As Caesar loved me, I weep for him;
as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was
valiant, I honour him: but, as he was ambitious, I
The author implies that Brutus regarded Caesar’s ambition as:
Which sentence from the passage supports the generalization that Caesar was not an ambitious man?
A. “Yet Brutus says he was ambitious”
B. “The good is oft interred with their bones;/ So let it be with Caesar.”
C. “...that, as I slew my best lover for the/ good of Rome,”
D. “I thrice presented him a kingly crown,/Which he did thrice refuse:”
Which sentence from the passage supports the generalization that Brutus is not an honorable man?
A. “But Brutus says he was ambitious;/ And Brutus is an honourable man.”
B. “I speak not to disprove what Brutus spoke,/ But here I am to speak what I do know.”
C. “I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.”
D. “Ambition should be made of sterner stuff/ Yet Brutus says he was ambitious;/
And Brutus is an honourable man.”
Read the following lines from the passage and answer the accompanying question:
My heart is in the coffin there with Caesar,
And I must pause till it come back to me.
How does the author’s use of metaphor help to communicate an idea in the passage?
A. It shows Antony’s devotion to Caesar.
B. It shows Antony’s anger toward Brutus.
C. It shows Antony’s grief over the state of Rome.
D. It shows Anton...