Julius Caesar & Cleopatra


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What powerful group did Cleopatra descend from?

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1. Which group of thugs forced Cleopatra to give up the throne?

2. Which enemy of Caesar did Cleopatra's brother Ptolemy behead?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Although there are questions about whether Julius Caesar and Cleopatra were actually in love, there's no doubt that their relationship was a potent alliance that bolstered their power as rulers of Rome and Egypt. This quiz and lesson will help you understand the history of their relationship and how they supported each other's ambitions and goals.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

Topics covered in this quiz on Julius Caesar and Cleopatra include the following:

  • Factors that led to Cleopatra's exile
  • Cleopatra's ancestry
  • Caesar and Cleopatra's first meeting
  • Actions of Ptolemy, Cleopatra's brother

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - cite and use the facts you've learned about Caesar and Cleopatra
  • Interpreting information - demonstrate you can read an overview of Caesar and Cleopatra and understand the significance of their relationship
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a modern reference to the offspring of this famous couple

Additional Learning

For more details on this relationship and its effect on history, read the lesson, Julius Caesar & Cleopatra. The lesson targets the following objectives:

  • Understand Caesar's conflict with Pompey
  • Explain the power struggle that led to Cleopatra's exile
  • Characterize Rome's reaction to Cleopatra
  • Describe the couple's life in Rome