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. At what age does Cleopatra realize that she could be forced to marry and bear children?

2. Cleopatra's pregnancy ends in _________________.

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

4. Which of the following is NOT a pastime Cleopatra indulged in with Mardian?

5. Whose home does Cleopatra visit during the festival?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Why does Cleopatra hire Epaphroditus?

7. What is the nature of Caesar's will regarding his heir?

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

9. Why does Caesar not plan to divorce Calpurnia?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

What if Cleopatra had lived? What would Cleopatra have done if she had lived longer than her 39 years? Would she have been overthrown and exiled? Would she have been assassinated at some point? How would she have guided the lives of her children? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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