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

2. What action of Thyreus's inspires Mark Antony to have him punished?
(a) Holding Cleopatra's hand.
(b) Insulting Mark Antony.
(c) Bring Cleopatra a letter.
(d) Kissing Cleopatra's hand.

3. When does Caesar say he will attack after receiving Antony's challenge?
(a) Never.
(b) Tomorrow.
(c) Next week.
(d) Today.

4. In what field of battle does Antony proclaim he will engage Caesar in Act 3, Scene 7?
(a) Egypt.
(b) Macedonia.
(c) The sea.
(d) Armenia.

5. Pompey relates to Mark Antony the coming of whom to Sicily?
(a) Mark Antony's mother.
(b) Fulvia.
(c) Lucius.
(d) Mark Antony's father.

Short Answer Questions

1. What of Cleopatra's does Antony say repays him for the loss at Actium?

2. Who is Bacchus, as referenced in Act 2, Scene 7?

3. What is the "Tiber" to which Antony refers at the beginning of the play?

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

5. Of what is Antony told concerning his wife in the play's second scene?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Cleopatra expose her true self in Act 3, Scene 13?

2. For what reason does Cleopatra send Alexas to Italy?

3. For what reason does Ventidius claim he leaves some soldiering undone?

4. Why is it suggested by Agrippa that Mark Antony be married to Octavia?

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

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

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

8. For what reason does the Soothsayer tell Antony he must go back to Egypt?

9. In what way does Antony compose himself in Act 4, Scene 2?

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

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