Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Antony says he will make who (or what) love him the next time he fights in Act 3, Scene 13?
2. What is the name of the man who accompanies Caesar in Act 3, Scene 8?
3. To where does Antony decide he must go in the beginning of the play?
4. Pompey tells Menas in Act 2, Scene 7, that his honor leads his what?
5. What does Cleopatra imagine Antony calls her at the end of the first act?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Cleopatra envision her shaming in Rome if she is taken there as a captive?
2. Why does Octavius Caesar lament the absence of Mark Antony?
3. What causes Antony to flee the battle of Actium?
4. What is indicated by Cleopatra's refusal to come down to Antony in Act 4, Scene 15?
5. How does Caesar instruct Thyreus to win Cleopatra from Antony?
6. How does the course of the battle change in Act 4, Scene 10?
7. What effect on Antony's disposition does the desertion by Enobarbus have?
8. How does Antony behave towards his servants before the battle at Alexandria?
9. Why does Enobarbus say he will seek out a ditch in which he may die?
10. Why is it suggested by Agrippa that Mark Antony be married to Octavia?
Though not an antagonist in the traditional sense of the word, Cleopatra acts as a catalyst for the internal conflict that contributes to Mark Antony's disintegration. This makes Cleopatra a somewhat unique character in literature. Compose an analytical essay that examines the peculiarities of her character, including how they affect Antony, but focusing principally on Cleopatra. What characterizes her personality? What traits does she habitually evince in the play? What are her motivations throughout the play? Does her behavior, by the final act, change from how she comports herself in the play's first act?
As a constant companion of Mark Antony, Enobarbus often serves as a foil against which Antony's greatness and tragic decline are set. Thus, compose an insightful analytical essay that examines the character of Enobarbus as he helps to expose Antony's character. What sort of man is Enobarbus? What characterizes his actions? How does such a character help to demonstrate Antony's character? What does Enobarbus's tragic end help the audience to see regarding Antony? What is the significance of Enobarbus's soliloquy in Act 4, Scene 9?
Throughout Antony and Cleopatra's stormy relationship in the play, it is shown that their love is always a hair's-breadth away from becoming hate, and vice-versa. In a well-developed analytical essay, examine the nature of Antony and Cleopatra's relationship insofar as it alternates from one extreme to another. What propels the characters to launch from one condition to another? How is hate assuaged and love incited? In what way are the two conditions similarly portrayed?
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