Shakespeare's Antony And Cleopatra: Summary & Analysis


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In William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, what is Caesar's problem with Antony and Cleopatra's affair?

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1. In William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, why does Antony decide to fight Caesar?

2. In William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, why does Caesar decide to go to war against Egypt?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra is a story of love and betrayal in a time of unrest. The quiz/worksheet combo will summarize and briefly analyze the tale while testing your knowledge on what you read.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The main characters in Antony and Cleopatra
  • Plot of this play
  • Analysis focused on individual actions in Antony and Cleopatra
  • Different themes including betrayal, suicide, and emasculation

Skills Practiced

The assessments will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Antony and Cleopatra lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Antony and Cleopatra in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as truce and treason

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on Antony and Cleopatra. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Summarize and analyze concepts in Antony and Cleopatra
  • Review relevant vocabulary like whore and puppet in relation to character actions
  • Determine how Antony's actions doom him
  • Decipher how Cleopatra manages to keep relevant action in her favor