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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 does Antony report has made new wars against Pompey?
(a) Lepidus.
(b) Enobarbus.
(c) Caesar.
(d) Cleopatra.

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

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

4. Whom does Alexas use as an example in saying that no one would dare not look on Cleopatra when she is ill-pleased?
(a) Octavius Caesar.
(b) Rameses II.
(c) Julius Caesar.
(d) Herod of Jewry.

5. Where is Pompey's house that serves as the setting for the beginning of Act 2?
(a) Messina.
(b) Alexandria.
(c) Florence.
(d) Rome.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Caesar's companion say indicates Antony is ready to fall in the beginning of the fourth act?

2. In praising Antony, Cleopatra says in Act 2, Scene 5, she has dispraised whom?

3. To whom does Enobarbus attribute all the fault of the defeat in battle at Actium?

4. To whom does the triumphant victor in the first scene of Act 3 speak?

5. Against what does Caesar warn Antony in Act 3, Scene 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. What characterizes the manner with which Cleopatra reacts to Antony's decisions?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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