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Literature and Beliefs:

THE USES OF SUPERSTITION
Feature accompanying The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Act I Pupil’s Edition page 791

Directions: Read the passage.Then, read each
of the following questions. Decide which is
the best answer to each question. Mark the
letter for that answer.

1 In the first paragraph, the word
revelations means—

A debates

B visions

C elections

D meetings

2 In the next-to-last paragraph, the word
supernatural means—

F lucky

G normal

H miraculous

J beneficial

3 Which animals were most important to
the commanders of Roman ships?

A Crows

B Eagles

C Vultures

D Chickens

4 This passage is mainly about—

F daily life in ancient Rome

G superstitions of the ancient Romans

H the government of the ancient
Romans

J the importance of animals to the
ancient Romans

5 According to this passage, why did the
Romans scrub their Capitol with water
and sulfur?

A Because an owl had flown into it

B So the building would be clean and
free of germs

C To erase the influence of the last
emperor

D To prepare for the coming of the gods

6 Which person would have had much
more power in ancient Rome than in
more modern times?

F An emperor

G A politician

H A fortuneteller

J A military commander

7 Which reason best explains why a Roman
emperor would encourage his people’s
belief in spirits?

A Because such beliefs made the people
easier to control

B Because the emperor wanted others
to share his own superstitions

C Because the people could not under-
stand natural science

D Because the emperor wanted the
people to be happy and secure

8 What was the author’s main purpose for
writing this passage?

F To tell stories about life in ancient
Rome

G To explain the beliefs of the early
Romans

H To describe the buildings of ancient
Rome

J To persuade readers to learn more
about Roman history

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