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?
In the third act of the play, the fortunes of the two sides of the external conflict are reversed by the machinations of free will. Examine in a thoroughly-developed analytical essay this reversal of fortune. How had the fortunes of Antony and his companions been positively progressing throughout the first few acts of the play? In what way do they regress in the second half? How is this affected in the third act of the play? What particular actions, and of whom, are responsible for the inception of the downfall of the triumvir Antony and in what do they consist?
Compose a carefully crafted and well-planned analytical essay on the character of Mark Antony. As the story's protagonist, he is regarded as an extraordinary man whose life ends in exceptional calamity and disintegration. What are his principal character traits? In what ways does Antony stand out from the rest of the characters in the story? How do these contribute to his being an extraordinary man? What affects his downfall? What characterizes the disintegration of Antony's life? How does Antony's life drive the lives of others and the plot of the story? What way of life does Antony represent?
As Antony's rival, Octavius Caesar plays a vital role in the tragic story of Antony and Cleopatra. As the story's external antagonist, he helps to propel the action of the story. In a thoughtful essay, analyze the character of Caesar, being sure to contrast him with Mark Antony but nonetheless retaining focus on Caesar himself. What are his principal traits as a character? What are his motivations? How does he treat other characters in the story? What worldview does Caesar represent? How does Caesar correspond to a changing world dynamic?
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