Calpurnia in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: Character Traits & Analysis


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In Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar,' which character is NOT part of the triumvirate?

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1. The literary device where the audience knows important information that the story's characters do not know is called:

2. In Shakespeare's 'Julius Caesar,' who makes an impassioned speech at Caesar's funeral that turns the crowd against the conspirators?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of Julius Caesar, the Shakespearean play based on the historic Roman general. You will be tested on the use of literary devices and the purpose of Calpurnia's character.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your knowledge of:

  • Definitions of key terms
  • Purposes of Calpurnia's character
  • Key characters and events

Skills Practiced

This lesson tests the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of Calpurnia to identify the character's purpose in the play
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the members of the triumvirate
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about literary devices as well as key characters and events

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled Calpurnia in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar: Character Traits & Analysis to learn more about how this character affected the play. The following objectives are covered:

  • Explore characteristics of Calpurnia that foil Caesar's character
  • Explain ways in which Calpurnia's role introduces dramatic irony
  • Analyze Calpurnia's dream in Act 2, Scene 2