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. Cleopatra talks at length with Epaphroditus about ____________________.

2. What is Cleopatra's opinion of Caesar's wife?

3. What Egyptian words do Caesar and Cleopatra speak in front of a priest at Philae?

4. There is an uprising with Arisonoe and ______________ at its heart.

5. Who does Caesar tell Cleopatra that she needs to marry?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Cleopatra trick Caesar into a marriage ceremony at Philae?

3. With what illness is Caesar afflicted?

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

5. Why does Cleopatra dislike the public displays and entertainment at a particular celebration honoring Caesar?

6. What details does the author reveal about Caesar's death?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of pride. Identify at least two instances about pride in the book and then cite examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

There are several events of foreshadowing in THE MEMOIRS OF CLEOPATRA. Define foreshadowing. Cite at least two situations in the story that serve as foreshadowing.

Essay Topic 3

Margaret George is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphor, and irony, and briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

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