Octavius Caesar Act 4 Study Answers

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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar
Act IV Study Questions 1. Where does Act IV scene 1 take place? a. Antony’s house 2. Who makes up the second triumvirate? a. Antony, Octavius, Lepidus 3. What are Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus discussing at their meeting? a. Who should be killed 4. Describe Antony’s feelings concerning Lepidus. a. he doesn’t think Lepidus should be one of the leaders 5. What are Octavius and Antony planning? a. to raise an army to fight Brutus and Cassius 6. What do lines 48-51 tell you about Octavius’ state of mind at this point? a. he is suspicious of everyone 7. Where is Act IV scene 2 set? a. on a battlefield 8. How does Brutus respond when Lucilius tells him that Cassius has been courteous and
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How does Cassius respond to Brutus’ disappointment in him and his dislike for his faults? a. he accuses Brutus of liking Caesar more and demands that Brutus kill him
19. How is the argument between them resolved? a. they shake hands and blame Cassius’s anger on his mother
20. What does Brutus blame his anger on? a. his quick temper
21. How did Portia die? a. she swallowed burning coals
22. What two pieces of news does Messala bring to Brutus? a. that Antony and Octavius have put 100 senators to death b. he confirms Portia’s death
23. Describe the views of Brutus and Cassius in regard to the plan to face Octavius, Antony, and Lepidus. Whose idea is accepted? a. Brutus – the army must march immediately so that the people don’t join Antony’s army b. Cassius – they must wait for Antony’s army to come to them, which will then be too tired to fight c. Brutus’s plan is accepted
24. What strange vision comes to Brutus in his tent? What message does Brutus receive from this? What do you think it means? a. the ghost of Caesar b. Brutus will see him again at Phillippi c. that Brutus is going to die
25. How do the other people in the tent react? a. they didn’t see

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