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

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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. Who does Cleopatra choose to oversee her wardrobe?

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

3. What is the nickname of Cleopatra's son?

4. How does Caesar publicly acknowledge Caesarion?

5. How does Calpurnia feel about Caesar's indiscretions?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What vision does Cleopatra have of Rome under Octavian's rule?

3. How is Cleopatra able to devise her own death instead of being taken prisoner by Octavian?

4. Why does Caesar invite Cleopatra to Rome?

5. How does the author use the technique of foreshadowing when telling about the wise, old man who is bitten by an asp and dies?

6. What is the tradition of marriage in Cleopatra's family?

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

8. What is another reason that Marc Antony has requested Cleopatra's presence in Rome?

9. Who are Cleopatra's siblings?

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

Essay 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

The author uses more than one iteration on the motif of life-death-life. Identify at least two motifs about life-death-life in the book. Then cite an example to support each answer.

Essay Topic 3

Does the author end the book on a note of hope for Antony and Cleopatra's children or the continuance of their struggle to come to terms with the nature and origins of royal roles? Give your perspective and two reasons to support your answer.

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