Omens in Julius Caesar


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What literary purpose do omens provide in Julius Caesar?

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1. How many times does the soothsayer repeat the warning 'Beware the Ides of March' to Caesar?

2. What does Cicero tell Casca about omens?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of the omens in Julius Caesar with this worksheet and quiz. The quiz covers topics in the play including what some of the omens were and how they were represented by the themes and/or characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these study resources to:

  • Determine the literary techniques utilized in the play
  • Identify how many times the soothsayer repeats the phrase 'Beware the Ides of March'
  • Recognize what Cicero says to Casca about omens
  • Understand a possible reason for the ghost of Caesar to have appeared to Brutus
  • Explain what a reader should look for in order to identify omens in the play

Skills Practiced

Use the quiz and worksheet to practice the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on omens in Julius Caesar
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the soothsayer and how it is connected to the phrase 'Beware the Ides of March'
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about how a reader might look for omens in the play in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what Cicero says to Casca about omens

Additional Learning

Utilize the lesson titled Omens in Julius Caesar to learn more about the play. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define omens
  • Analyze the lion Casca sees
  • Identify some of the omens in the play