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Julius Caesar as a Tragic Hero

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Which of the following is a characteristic of the tragic hero?

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1. Which of the following is a common trait of a tragic hero?

2. In William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, who can be considered the tragic hero?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take this brief exam to measure your understanding of the tragic hero concept as it pertains to Julius Caesar. You will need both general knowledge about the tragic hero and the ability to connect this knowledge to the text.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • Characteristics of tragic heroes
  • Common traits of a tragic hero
  • Examples of the tragic hero in Julius Caesar
  • Caesar's tragic flaw

Skills Practiced

In this quiz you'll practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson on Julius Caesar
  • Making connections- use understanding of the tragic hero concept to make connections to the play Julius Caesar
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding the characters in Julius Caesar and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you would like to review examples of the tragic hero in the play Julius Caesar, take a look at our lesson titled Julius Caesar as a Tragic Hero. In that lesson you'll find information about:

  • Components of the tragic hero
  • How power plays a vital role in the portrayal of the tragic hero in Julius Caesar
  • Character flaws of major characters in the play
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