Foreshadowing in Julius Caesar


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What is foreshadowing?

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1. Which of the following is a goal of foreshadowing?

2. Why is the soothsayers warning an example of foreshadowing in Julius Caesar?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will ask you several questions about the use of foreshadowing in Julius Caesar. You'll need to know what foreshadowing is and how it's demonstrated through specific scenes from the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To pass the quiz, you'll need to:

  • Define foreshadowing
  • Understand the goal of foreshadowing
  • Know why the soothsayer's warning illustrates foreshadowing
  • Determine why the visitation of Caesar's ghost shows foreshadowing
  • Recognize how foreshadowing is exemplified though Calpurnia's dream

Skills Practiced

You'll get practice using the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define the term foreshadowing
  • Distinguishing differences - be able to tell the difference between outcomes that are and are not goals of foreshadowing
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of Julius Caesar to assess how specific events from the play illustrate this literary device

Additional Learning

Check out the related lesson, Foreshadowing in Julius Caesar, to further your understanding. The lesson helps you:

  • Identify one of the first examples of foreshadowing from the play
  • Analyze quotes that demonstrate foreshadowing
  • Know who wrote Julius Caesar