Julius Caesar: Shakespeare's Play vs. History


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In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, which character says, 'Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears'?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a bad omen in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar?

2. In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, what happens on the Ides of March?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The popular Shakespeare play Julius Caesar is based on the actual historical events surrounding the assassination of Caesar. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of the play and these events.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Major plot points in Julius Caesar
  • Major characters in Julius Caesar
  • Important lines and motifs in the play

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the Shakespeare play, Julius Caesar
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about major events in the play
  • Making connections - correlate real historical events and people with the events and characters in the Shakespeare play
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify key concepts, such as omens and foreshadowing in the play

Additional Learning

To learn more about Julius Caesar, the play, and the historical events surrounding the actual Caesar's life, review the accompanying lesson called Julius Caesar: Shakespeare's Play vs. History. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains the history of Julius Caesar, the person and the play
  • Details the other important characters in the play and their historical counterparts
  • Details the major recurring themes and motifs of the play
  • Covers the major events of the play
  • Explores important lines in the play