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Act 2

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Act 2, page 1

Act 2, page 2

Act 2, page 3

Act 2, page 4


1) What is this act mainly about?

2) When Brutus decides that Caesar must be killed, what does he compare him to?

3) What has Brutus had difficulty doing after speaking with Cassius?

4) Where does Brutus say that conspiracy should hide behind?

5) Which of these is NOT listed by Brutus as a type of person who feels the need to swear oaths?

6) Who does Cassius believe should die with Caesar?

7) When the conspirators leave, what does Brutus instruct them to act like?

8) How does Portia say she's demonstrated her loyalty to Brutus?

9) Who has nightmares about Caesar's death?

10) When hearing the augury's results, what does Caesar compare himself to?

11) What does Artemidorus decide to give Caesar?

12) Which of these does Portia NOT ask Lucius to report?

13) What does Brutus mean in this quote?

"To speak truth of Caesar,
I have not known when his affections sway'd
More than his reason."Act , Scene , Line

14) What does Portia mean in this quote?

"Dwell I but in the suburbs
Of your good pleasure? If it be no more,
Portia is Brutus' harlot, not his wife."Act , Scene , Line

15) What does Caesar mean in this quote?

"What can be avoided
Whose end is purposed by the mighty gods?
Yet Caesar shall go forth; for these predictions
Are to the world in general as to Caesar."Act , Scene , Line

16) What does Decius Brutus mean in this quote?

"Besides, it were a mock
Apt to be render'd, for some one to say
'Break up the senate till another time,
When Caesar's wife shall meet with better dreams.'"

17) What does Artemidorus mean in this quote?

"My heart laments that virtue cannot live
Out of the teeth of emulation."Act , Scene , Line

18) Look where the message to Brutus reads "Speak, strike, redress!" What does "redress" mean in this context?

19) Look where Calpurnia tells Caesar, "Alas, my lord, / Your wisdom is consumed in confidence."

What does "consumed" mean in this context?

20) Look where Decius Brutus says that Calpurnia's dream "Signifies that from you great Rome shall suck / Reviving blood."

What does "signifies" mean in this context?

21) Were there any words that weren't clear to you?