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CBSE Notes 2011-2012

But here's a parchment with the seal of Caesar ; I found it in his closet, 'tis his will:

Multiple choice question

Read the following extract carefully and answer the questions that f o l l ow by
choosing the most appropriate alternative from those given below : (3 Marks)

But here's a parchment with the seal of Caesar ; I found it in his closet, 'tis his will:
Let but the commons hear this testament - Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read-
And they would go and kiss dead Caesar's wounds

(a) The speaker of the above lines is

(i) Brutus
(ii) Antony
(iii) Cassius
(iv) Cimber

(b) What is written in Caesar's will ?

(i) He had given all his land and property to Brutus.
(ii) He had distributed all his property to his kith and kin.
(iii) He had named all the property to the army heads.
(iv) He had willed his gardens and orchards for Roman citizens for their
recreation and also had left 75 drachmas for each Roman citizen.

(c) The reactions of the listeners to the reading of the will are that they

(i) are ashamed of themselves
(ii) respect Brutus all the more
(iii) get angry and turn violent against Caesar's murderers
(iv) are shocked

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(a)(ii),(b)(iv),(c)(iii)

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(a)(iii),(b)(i),(c)(i)

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(a)(iv), (b)(ii),(c)(i)

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(a)(iv), (b)(ii),(c)(i)