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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. Cleopatra's husband, Ptolemy, is more like a/an _____________ than a husband.
(a) enemy.
(b) child.
(c) uncle.
(d) servant.

2. What is the formal name of Cleopatra's new son?
(a) Gaius Caesar.
(b) Caesar Augustus.
(c) Ptolemy Caesar.
(d) Ptolemy Ain.

3. At what age does Cleopatra realize that she could be forced to marry and bear children?
(a) 12.
(b) 21.
(c) 16.
(d) 10.

4. After she arrives in Rome, how does Cleopatra feel about making the trip?
(a) She is sure it is the right thing to do.
(b) She has doubts about it.
(c) She is happy to be there.
(d) She loves the culture.

5. Why does Caesar arrive in Alexandria?
(a) To conquer the land.
(b) To take a holiday.
(c) To revenge Pompey's death.
(d) To learn the language.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Cleopatra choose to be her personal physician?

2. As a child, Cleopatra is taken to the throne of ______________ and told that she is her daughter.

3. Cleopatra's younger stepsister is named _________________.

4. Who is Cleopatra's female servant who travels with her when she is away at Gaza?

5. Who attacks Cleopatra ships as she sails to Rome?

Short Essay Questions

1. Which of Cleopatra's family members are in control when her father is in exile?

2. Why is Cleopatra especially concerned that Caesar is considering more military campaigns into the Parthians and India?

3. Why does Cleopatra become fast friends with Olympos and Mardian?

4. How does Cleopatra manipulate Caesar into publicly acknowledging Caesarion?

5. What does Cleopatra name her new son and how does her husband, Ptolemy accept him?

6. Why does Caesar invite Cleopatra to Rome?

7. Under what circumstances does Cleopatra meet Julius Caesar?

8. What is the nature of Caesar and Cleopatra's public meetings, and what does Cleopatra find particularly interesting about the city?

9. What traumatic event in Cleopatra's life begins the novel?

10. Who are Cleopatra's siblings?

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