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's younger stepsister is named _________________.

2. How do Caesar and Cleopatra travel?

3. Which famous warrior does Cleopatra dream about which concerns her?

4. Cleopatra has to travel to _____________ to discredit a man claiming to be the elder Ptolemy.

5. What does Cleopatra come to realize about Caesar?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Caesar not plan to divorce Calpurnia?

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

4. Why does Cleopatra feel so vulnerable regarding her personal relationship with Caesar?

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

6. What was it about Caesar's character that Cleopatra capitalized on in order to entice him?

7. What is Caesar's reaction to seeing his son for the first time?

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

9. With what illness is Caesar afflicted?

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

Ambition takes on an almost human persona in this book. What was the source of Cleopatra's, Caesar's and Antony's ambitions? Was she consumed with winning and getting ahead? What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

Essay Topic 2

THE MEMOIRS OF CLEOPATRA is a classic example of historical fiction. What does that classification entail? Why does this book fit into this category?

Essay Topic 3

Create a brief character study of Cleopatra. What did she look like? What were her positive personality traits? What were some of her negative characteristics? What were her hopes and fears? What motivated her throughout her life?

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