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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Caesar's companion say indicates Antony is ready to fall in the beginning of the fourth act?
(a) Antony's flight.
(b) Antony's rage.
(c) Antony's cowardice.
(d) Antony's pride.

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

3. Which of the following does Antony NOT command his men to do after his defeat at Actium?
(a) Make peace with Caesar.
(b) Fly.
(c) Kill him.
(d) Take his gold.

4. What does Antony's betrothed say she shall do when Antony is about the world?
(a) Pray for him.
(b) Curse him.
(c) Think of him.
(d) Write to him.

5. For what reason does Caesar claim he arrested Lepidus?
(a) Lepidus's greed.
(b) Lepidus's envy.
(c) Lepidus's suspicious behavior.
(d) Lepidus's cruelty.

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

7. Where does Antony, through Euphornius, request to live if Egypt is denied to him by Caesar?
(a) Rhodes.
(b) Syria.
(c) Athens.
(d) Corinth.

8. How many times "of better fortune" does Enobarbus say that Caesar is, in comparison to Antony?
(a) Fifty.
(b) Twenty.
(c) Twelve.
(d) A hundred.

9. To whom does Caesar compare Octavia's return to Rome?
(a) A market-maid.
(b) A corpse.
(c) A queen.
(d) A thief.

10. Whom does Enobarbus say he will follow now that the battle is over?
(a) Caesar.
(b) Lepidus.
(c) No one.
(d) Antony.

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

12. What literally are "wassails" as used by Caesar to describe Antony's behavior?
(a) Whinings.
(b) Revelries.
(c) Foreign travels.
(d) Lustful endeavors.

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

14. What is the meaning of "dolorous" as used by Antony in line 39 of Act 4, Scene 2?
(a) Erratic.
(b) Sorrowful.
(c) Enraged.
(d) Lustful.

15. What does Antony say he will possibly bathe in the "blood / Shall make it live again" in the second scene of the fourth act?
(a) His deflated army.
(b) His wilted love.
(c) His flagging nobility.
(d) His dying honor.

Short Answer Questions

1. From how many messengers does Antony receive news in Act 1, Scene 2?

2. Against what does Caesar warn Antony in Act 3, Scene 2?

3. To what does Antony challenge Caesar in his letter, read at the beginning of Act 4?

4. Who does Caesar say thrives in the idleness of the triumvirs?

5. Who does Antony say is approaching the ports of Rome in the play's first act?

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