Beware The Ides Of March: Quote & Meaning


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Which Roman leader was told to 'Beware the Ides of March?'

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1. What date is the Ides of March?

2. Which English author wrote the play Julius Caesar?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Beware the Ides of March' has become well known thanks to William Shakespeare's play, Julius Caesar. This worksheet and quiz will help you test your knowledge of the meaning and history behind the quote. You'll be assessed on topics such as the date of the Ides of March, how Caesar's politics led to his death and which Roman leader was warned to 'Beware the Ides of March.'

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your knowledge of:

  • Who wrote the play Julius Caesar
  • The reason behind Caesar's assassination
  • The date of the Ides of March
  • Who was warned to 'Beware the Ides of March'

Skills Practiced

Both the quiz and worksheet will help you to test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine why the Roman Senators viewed Caesar's popularity as a leader in a negative light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the meaning behind the quote 'Beware the Ides of March'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Julius Caesar and his time as the leader of the Roman people

Additional Learning

Learn more about Julius Caesar and the Ides of March by checking out the related lesson on the meaning of 'Beware the Ides of March'. This lesson examines the following topics:

  • Identify Julius Caesar and how he became a Roman leader
  • Recognize where on the calendar the 'Ides of March' occurs
  • Investigate why Caesar may not have listened to a warning that his life was in danger
  • Understand the motives behind Caesar's assassination