The Memoirs of Cleopatra: A Novel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Margaret George
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Caesar declares that all prisoners ___________________ after the triumphal march.

2. What is the name of one of Cleopatra's older sisters?

3. In what area is Egypt at a disadvantage?

4. Cleopatra hears about a new law allowing Caesar ____________________.

5. Why does Cleopatra feel vulnerable where Caesar is concerned?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is Berenice executed and what involvement does the family have?

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

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

4. What is Cleopatra's relationship with the Younger Ptolemy and how can his pleasant demeanor be explained?

5. Who are Cleopatra's siblings?

6. Describe some of Cleopatra's childhood activities and what does she think will bring an end to her youthful fun?

7. What is the rumor about a law regarding Caesar's marital status?

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

9. How does Caesar's wife, Calpurnia, deal with Caesar's extramarital indiscretions?

10. What is the underlying political situation between two powers throughout Cleopatra's life and what is Egypt's position?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Olympos. What is his role in the story? What was the author trying to accomplish by developing Olympos' character in the novel?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the overall settings for the story. Why does the author use the settings she does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

Essay Topic 3

Explain Margaret George's use of regionalism in the book. Cite examples of at least two different instances of regionalism and explain why the author used them where she did.

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