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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What game do Cleopatra and Mardian almost play to pass the time while she waits to hear of Antony?
(a) Billiards.
(b) A game of cards.
(c) A word game.
(d) Bowling.

2. Who accompanies Pompey to the meeting with the triumvirs?
(a) Menas.
(b) Canidius.
(c) Varrius.
(d) Menecrates.

3. Whom does Alexas use as an example in saying that no one would dare not look on Cleopatra when she is ill-pleased?
(a) Herod of Jewry.
(b) Octavius Caesar.
(c) Julius Caesar.
(d) Rameses II.

4. With what weapon does Cleopatra threaten the messenger from Italy?
(a) A spear.
(b) A whip.
(c) A knife.
(d) A sword.

5. Who does Antony say is approaching the ports of Rome in the play's first act?
(a) Lepidus.
(b) Octavius.
(c) Sextus Pompeius.
(d) Caesar.

6. Where is Pompey's house that serves as the setting for the beginning of Act 2?
(a) Florence.
(b) Messina.
(c) Alexandria.
(d) Rome.

7. According to Canidius, where did Caesar fight Pompey?
(a) Macedonia.
(b) Sardinia.
(c) Pharsalia.
(d) The Alps.

8. Who brings news to Pompey that Mark Antony is returning to Rome?
(a) Silvius.
(b) Varrius.
(c) Menecrates.
(d) Menas.

9. How does Cleopatra intend to act on the occasion that Antony is sad in Act 1, Scene 3?
(a) Confused.
(b) Sad.
(c) Sick.
(d) Happy.

10. What does Antony hope to see the enemy numbers of by placing his squadrons on "yond side o' the hill"?
(a) Troops.
(b) Horses.
(c) Siege weapons.
(d) Ships.

11. In what isle was Sextus Pompeius "spoil'd" by the account of Caesar?
(a) Rhodes.
(b) Sicily.
(c) Sardinia.
(d) Crete.

12. What is the name of Mark Antony's wife?
(a) Charmian
(b) Cleopatra.
(c) Iras.
(d) Fulvia.

13. How many days does Lepidus say Mecaenas and Agrippa will gain on him?
(a) Twelve.
(b) Three.
(c) One.
(d) Two.

14. To where does Antony decide he must go in the beginning of the play?
(a) Egypt.
(b) Rome.
(c) Gaul.
(d) Greece.

15. To what does Antony challenge Caesar in his letter, read at the beginning of Act 4?
(a) A battle.
(b) A duel.
(c) A debate.
(d) A game of wits.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what field of battle does Antony proclaim he will engage Caesar in Act 3, Scene 7?

2. What, in the play's beginning, is the "tawny front" upon which Antony has turned his view?

3. What is the name of the lieutenant of Caesar, who leads his land army?

4. What does Caesar's companion say indicates Antony is ready to fall in the beginning of the fourth act?

5. Where is Antony reported as being, by Caesar, in Act 3, Scene 6?

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