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by William Shakespeare

Coriolanus: Symbols Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Coriolanus? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Menenius tells the fable of the belly in order to do what?

Convince the Romans to stop eating carbs.
Convince the plebeians that they're not actually starving and the patricians are looking after their best interests.
Convince Coriolanus to give out free grain to the people.
Convince the Volscians not to invade Rome.
Q. Animal imagery pops up all over the play as a reminder of what?

It's hard to see the humanity in characters when they are brutal and violent.
Dog is man's best friend.
The Volscians are better warriors because they fight on horseback.
Butterflies are Coriolanus' favorite creatures.
Q. In the fable of the belly, the patrician senators are compared to which body part?

Big toe
Q. When the poor plebeians threaten to "rise up" against the ruling class of patricians, they threaten to do what?

Take over the aristocrats' military duties.
Flatten and level the hierarchical social structure in Rome
Make it a law that nobody has to pay taxes, ever.
Ruin their English teacher's seating chart.
Q. Coriolanus is compared to which of the following creatures?

Lonely dragon
All of the above.