The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Unit Exam Study Guide 1/10/2020
Making inferences from the text about characters, theme, and plot
· Determining vocabulary through context clues
· Using evidence to support a claim
· Analyzing and identifying figurative language, such as: metaphors, similes
· Understanding and identifying of rhetorical appeals (ethos, pathos, and logos)
Content assessed (review these sections of the play):
– Cassius and Brutus’ conversation (Act 1, Scene 2)
– Brutus’s internal conflict (Soliloquy Act 2, Scene 1)
– Antony’s funeral speech
– Brutus’ funeral speech
– Cold read of informational text
Be able to answer the following Questions:
What type of person is Brutus? What is his nature?
What are the main purposes of the funeral speeches?
What are the various tones of the funeral speeches? How do you know/ what are some examples?
How do Brutus and Antony use rhetorical appeals in their funeral speeches to convince their audience?
What is Cassius’ main goal in his conversation with Brutus in Act 1, Scene 2? Which rhetorical appeals does he use to make his point?
How are the themes of friendship and loyalty illustrated in Julius Caesar. Be familiar with examples and how these themes develop throughout the text.