Character of Cassius in Julius Caesar: Traits & Analysis


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In the play Julius Caesar, why does Cassius want to murder Julius Caesar?

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1. Which word describes Cassius's personality in Julius Caesar?

2. In order for his plan to work, who does Cassius need to join in the conspiracy to kill Caesar in the play Julius Caesar?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Cassius is a central figure in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, and his actions ultimately lead to Caesar's untimely demise. You'll be quizzed on Cassius's conspiracy to have Caesar murdered, including the reasons that led to his decision and how he persuaded another character to follow through with his plan.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your knowledge of:

  • Cassius's reason for wanting to kill Caesar
  • The main personality traits of Cassius
  • Who Cassius convinces to join in on his conspiracy
  • How Cassius persuades another character to kill Caesar
  • Cassius's position in the army and relation to Caesar

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo lets students test these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Cassius
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Cassius's conspiracy in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the roles of Cassius and Brutus
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Cassius's character traits

Additional Learning

To discover more about this important figure in Julius Caesar, take a look at the accompanying lesson on a character analysis of Cassius. This lesson will help you to:

  • Describe Cassius's motive to have Caesar murdered
  • Discuss how Cassius's personality shapes his decision
  • Identify who Cassius convinces to carry out his scheme
  • Explain what Cassius does in order to sway his accomplice
  • Define Cassius's role in Caesar's life and in the Roman military