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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 with Caesar in his home in Act 1, Scene 4?
(a) Lepidus.
(b) Antony.
(c) Sextus Pompeius.
(d) Fulvia.

2. What effect does Antony's odd trick in speaking to his servants produce on the servants?
(a) They quail.
(b) They flee.
(c) They laugh.
(d) They weep.

3. Where does Caesar say that Pompey resides in Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) Misenum.
(b) Sicily.
(c) Messina.
(d) Florence.

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

5. What does Antony, in Act 4, Scene 2's terminal line, say he and his fellows ought to drown?
(a) Elation.
(b) Hunger.
(c) Woe.
(d) Consideration.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Canidius, where did Caesar fight Pompey?

2. Who emerges triumphant in Parthia?

3. What does Antony say was tied to Cleopatra's rudder "by the strings"?

4. With whom does Caesar exchange speech in Act 4, Scene 1?

5. Where is Pompey's house that serves as the setting for the beginning of Act 2?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What characterizes the responses by Antony's subordinates to his announcement that he will fight Caesar by sea at Actium?

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

8. What characterizes the reports that the messenger gives to Cleopatra of Octavia?

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

10. For what reason does Antony insist upon assailing Caesar by sea at Actium, despite the protestations of his loyal men?

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