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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When does Caesar say he will attack after receiving Antony's challenge?

3. What is the name of the man who accompanies Caesar in Act 3, Scene 8?

4. How does Caesar respond to Antony's challenge?

5. To whom does Enobarbus speak in the first part of Act 3, Scene 2?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does Menas propose to make Pompey the ruler of the world?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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