'Et Tu, Brute?' - Definition & Meaning


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What does Et tu, Brute mean?

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1. Why did Julius Caesar say, 'Et tu, Brute'?

2. Who tried to warn Julius Caesar prior to his death?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Some of the elements on which the quiz will assess you include plot developments in the play and the translation and meaning behind the quote 'Et tu, Brute?'

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review important literary developments in Julius Caesar, including:

  • The plan to kill Julius Caesar
  • Attempted assassins of Caesar
  • Why Caesar said, 'Et tu, Brute?,' and what it means
  • How Caesar was warned of his death

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the translation and meaning of 'Et tu, Brute?'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about characters in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

Additional Learning

To learn more about the plot of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar and the famous line, 'Et tu, Brute?', review the accompanying lesson titled 'Et Tu, Brute?': Definition & Meaning. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about characters in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
  • Discuss major plot developments in Julius Caesar
  • Understand the meaning behind Caesar's line, 'Et tu, Brute?'