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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Cleopatra's initial fear when a messenger arrives from Italy in Act 2, Scene 5?
(a) Pompey's victory.
(b) Antony's marriage.
(c) Antony's ailing.
(d) Antony's death.

2. Whose ship hoists its sail and flies, "like a cow in June"?
(a) Caesar.
(b) Taurus.
(c) Cleopatra.
(d) Antony.

3. To whom does the triumphant victor in the first scene of Act 3 speak?
(a) Silius.
(b) Marcus Crassus.
(c) Pacorus.
(d) Ventidius.

4. Where does Caesar say that Pompey resides in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Misenum.
(b) Messina.
(c) Sicily.
(d) Florence.

5. Against what does Caesar warn Antony in Act 3, Scene 2?
(a) Reckless violence.
(b) Loving too dearly.
(c) Imperial ambition.
(d) Infidelity.

6. What does Enobarbus say is the cause of the "odd tricks" shot out of Antony's mind?
(a) Joy.
(b) Pride.
(c) Anger.
(d) Sorrow.

7. From how many messengers does Antony receive news in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) Three.
(b) Four.
(c) One.
(d) Two.

8. In Act 3, Scene 5, who delivers news to Enobarbus?
(a) Vertidius.
(b) Enomus.
(c) Eros.
(d) Silius.

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

10. What does Antony say was tied to Cleopatra's rudder "by the strings"?
(a) His ship.
(b) His heart.
(c) Victory.
(d) His soul.

11. What animal does Antony jokingly describe for the drunken Lepidus?
(a) A scorpion.
(b) A crocodile.
(c) A serpent.
(d) A basilisk.

12. At whose house does Act 2, Scene 2 unfold?
(a) Caesar's.
(b) Agrippa's.
(c) Lepidus's.
(d) Macaenas's.

13. Whom does Cleopatra send to report on the features of Octavia?
(a) Alexas.
(b) Mardian.
(c) Iras.
(d) Charmian.

14. What of Cleopatra's does Antony say repays him for the loss at Actium?
(a) A victory.
(b) A kiss.
(c) Her death.
(d) A flagon of wine.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What game do Cleopatra and Mardian almost play to pass the time while she waits to hear of Antony?

2. To whom does Caesar compare Octavia's return to Rome?

3. To whom does Enorbarbus predict Antony will be faithful?

4. What does Antony say he will possibly bathe in the "blood / Shall make it live again" in the second scene of the fourth act?

5. The Soothsayer tells Antony he ought to go where?

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