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Anachronism in Julius Caesar

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What is an anachronism?

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1. Why is the clock in Julius Caesar an anachronism?

2. What was the anachronism in the scene where Caesar opened his shirt?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although Shakespeare, like any good writer, made an attempt to make his historical works accurate, some of them do suffer from what is known as historical anachronism. In this assessment, you can review questions that will go over points about anachronism in his play Julius Caesar. These questions will help you better understand what an anachronism is and where it occurs in Julius Caesar.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you will be quizzed on:

  • The definition of anachronism
  • Examples of anachronisms in Julius Caesar
  • Why these are anachronisms
  • What they say about the play itself

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts go through these questions to see how well you can define key terminology related to this subject, such as anachronism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of both Julius Caesar and anachronisms to identify specific examples of anachronisms in the play
  • Reading comprehension - test your understanding of the specific instances of anachronisms in Julius Caesar by identifying why they are anachronistic and what they can tell us about the play

Additional Learning

For more points on this subject, you can review the associated lesson called Anachronism in Julius Caesar. When reading over this lesson you will learn about:

  • Historical anachronisms
  • Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
  • Examples of anachronisms in Julius Caesar
  • Why Shakespeare included anachronisms
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