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

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

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

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

5. Who does Caesar say thrives in the idleness of the triumvirs?
(a) Lepidus.
(b) Lucius.
(c) Antony.
(d) Pompey.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose flight has given example to the rest of the men on the losing side?

2. What does Enobarbus say is the cause of the "odd tricks" shot out of Antony's mind?

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

4. What is the name of Mark Antony's wife?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. For what reason does Mecaenas imply that striking Antony while the beleaguered triumvir is in his rage is strategically sound

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

4. Under what condition would Caesar grant lands in Sicily to Mark Antony?

5. What does Caesar imply by his directions regarding giving the soldiers a feast the night before the battle at Alexandria?

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

7. What is the significance of the discussion between Enobarbus and Agrippa in the first part of Act 3, Scene 2?

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

9. How do his companions react to Antony's speeches in Act 4, Scene 2?

10. For what reason does Antony spurn the news that has come from Rome at the play's beginning?

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