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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. What news does Cleopatra not share with Marc Antony?
2. Why does Antony's army take a large tree stump with them as they leave for battle?
3. What does Cleopatra think will be Octavian's motivation to declare war on Egypt?
4. When does Antony plan to ask Octavia for a divorce?
5. Who does Cleopatra consider to be her co-ruler?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Cleopatra name the son she has with Marc Antony?
2. How is Antony's power diminished due to his desire to divorce Octavia and be with Cleopatra?
3. How does Cleopatra inform Antony that he is the father of twins?
4. What is the tradition of marriage in Cleopatra's family?
5. What is another reason that Marc Antony has requested Cleopatra's presence in Rome?
6. How does the author use the technique of foreshadowing when telling about the wise, old man who is bitten by an asp and dies?
7. How has the love affair between Antony and Cleopatra proved to be detrimental to each of them?
8. How does Cleopatra try to give the illusion of control while funding Antony's military campaigns?
9. Why does Cleopatra take offense to something Mardian says regarding Cleopatra's need to re-marry?
10. How does Cleopatra respond to Antony's rejection of their getting married?
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
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.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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