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. After she arrives in Rome, how does Cleopatra feel about making the trip?

2. What is the name of both of Cleopatra's brothers?

3. Why does Cleopatra need help from Olympos?

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

5. What does Cleopatra not enjoy about being in Rome?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What complicates Cleopatra's extended stay in Rome when Caesar leaves for a military campaign in Spain?

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

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

7. Why does Cleopatra have second thoughts about her visit to Rome?

8. Who are Cleopatra's siblings?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Create a brief character study of Marc Antony. What did he look like? What were his positive personality traits? What were some of his negative characteristics? What were his hopes and fears? What motivated him throughout his life?

Essay Topic 3

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

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