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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is sent by Antony to intervene with Caesar in an attempt to prevent civil war?
(a) Agrippa.
(b) Octavia.
(c) Enobarbus.
(d) Lepidus.

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

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

4. To where does Antony send Ventidius in Act 2, Scene 3?
(a) Sicily.
(b) Gaul.
(c) Parthia.
(d) Egypt.

5. To whom does Enorbarbus predict Antony will be faithful?
(a) Caesar.
(b) Fulvia.
(c) Cleopatra.
(d) Octavia.

Short Answer Questions

1. What action of Thyreus's inspires Mark Antony to have him punished?

2. What does Antony hope to see the enemy numbers of by placing his squadrons on "yond side o' the hill"?

3. What location is reported as being taken by Caesar in Act 3, Scene 7?

4. What literally are "wassails" as used by Caesar to describe Antony's behavior?

5. Whom does Caesar send to win Cleopatra from Antony?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Cleopatra act in Antony's absence?

2. What characterizes Antony's speech after Actium, before Cleopatra arrives, at the palace in Alexandria?

3. Why does Enobarbus tell Menas that that which has caused amity between Caesar and Antony will likewise "prove the immediate author of their variance"?

4. What does the sight of Thyreus kissing Cleopatra's hand provoke in Mark Antony?

5. How does Caesar instruct Thyreus to win Cleopatra from Antony?

6. For what reasons are tensions brewing between Antony and Caesar in Act 3, Scene 4?

7. What causes Antony to experience a dramatic change at the play's beginning?

8. What good does Caesar say that Octavia's letters had done, regarding Antony?

9. What is the result of Antony's fleeing from Actium?

10. For what reason does Cleopatra fly into a rage in the fifth scene of the second act?

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