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Support Materials for CCA Version 4.0—Reading

Draft 12/15/2005

Mark your answer choices for multiple-choice questions 1 through 4 in the spaces provided.

1. What purpose does repeating the phrase, “and Brutus is an honorable man,” serve in Marc Antony’s first speech?

A.  to raise doubt about whether Brutus is an honorable man

B.  to emphasize that Marc Antony agrees with Brutus

C.  to express Marc Antony’s grief over Caesar’s death

D.

to praise Caesar’s life and accomplishments

2. Which two persuasive techniques does Marc Antony use in his first speech?

A.  logical reasoning and name-calling

B.  emotional appeal and imitation

C.  circular reasoning and testimonial

D.

rhetorical questions and repetition

3. Marc Antony’s words, “my heart is in the coffin there with Caesar,” are an example of

A.  inferred meaning.

B.  literal meaning.

C.  figurative language.

D.

colloquial language.

4. The main purpose of the dialogue between the plebeians is to

A.  keep the crowd’s attention.

B.  raise doubts about why Caesar was murdered.

C.  prove Brutus was an honorable man.

D.

express satisfaction with the new leadership.

Grade 4 – Form 1m – 2003-2004

Open Response

Marc Antony uses evidence to convince the crowd that Caesar was not ambitious.

a. Identify three examples of the evidence that Marc Antony uses to support his

claim that Caesar was not ambitious.

b. Explain why these examples are effective support for his claim.

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