March 15th marks a special day on the calendar: “The Ides of March”
Here are ten True or False questions on this special day. Test yourself – and beware.
Is it true or false…
- The “Ides of March” is short form for the Tides of March and the saying “Beware the Ides of March” refers to the high tides of the Mediterranean at this time of year.
- The Ides of March originates in ancient Athenian history.
- There are Ides in each calendar month and they can fall either on the 13th or 15th days of a month.
- Julius Caesar was killed on the Ides of March.
- Julius Caesar’s wife fore-sees his fate and tells him to “Beware the Ides of March”.
- Brutus was one of many Senators who pushed Caesar to his death off the top of the Capital Buildings.
- The ancient festival on the Ides of March celebrates the Roman god Jupiter.
- William Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar has Caesar warning the Senators of the Ides of March.
- Canadians Wayne and Shuster have immortalized Caesar’s wife with the screeching lines, “I told him, Julie, don’t go!”
- Today, the Ides of March marks a national holiday in Italy commemorating Caesar’s death.
(ed. – The answers to this quiz appear below in the comments section.)
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Here are the answers to the T or F test…
2. False (it’s origin is Latin)
5. False (it was the seer who warned JC to beware)
6. False (JC was stabbed – BTW this was a gimmie)
7. False (the day is in celebration of the god Mars)
8. False (JC didn’t warn anyone, he felt he was safe)
9. True (you need to see this! check out BGJ post today)
How did you do?
So, now you can enjoy this day (just beware). – cg