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

2. What does Enobarbus say is the cause of the "odd tricks" shot out of Antony's mind?
(a) Sorrow.
(b) Joy.
(c) Pride.
(d) Anger.

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

4. To what does Antony challenge Caesar in his letter, read at the beginning of Act 4?
(a) A debate.
(b) A battle.
(c) A duel.
(d) A game of wits.

5. What, according to Enobarbus, ails Lepidus after the meeting with Pompey?
(a) A broken heart.
(b) The green sickness.
(c) Blindness.
(d) A rheumatism.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Whose presence does Enorbarbus say must puzzle Antony?

3. With what does Caesar reward his army in the beginning of Act 4?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What does the sight of Thyreus kissing Cleopatra's hand provoke in Mark Antony?

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

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

9. What causes Antony to flee the battle of Actium?

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

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