1. In the play’s
opening scene, why do the Roman soldiers fault Antony?
2. What do Charmian
and Iras do in order to foresee their futures?
3. How does Antony
react to the news of Fulvia’s death?
4. Why does Caesar
condemn Antony for abandoning Rome?
5. Upon leaving Egypt,
what does Antony send to Cleopatra as a gift?
6. What solution
does Agrippa propose to establish peace between Caesar and Antony?
7. Why, according
to the Soothsayer, should Antony leave Rome?
8. How does Cleopatra
react to the news that Antony has married Octavia?
9. The triumvirs
offer Pompey control of Sicily and Sardinia in exchange for what?
10. How does Pompey
react to Menas’s suggestion that they kill the Roman triumvirs and
thereby make Pompey the most powerful man alive?
11. Why does Ventidius
refuse to push on into Parthia?
12. When Cleopatra’s
messenger brings word to his queen that Antony has married Octavia,
she beats him severely. Later, though, she praises this same man
for his good service. What brings about this change of heart?
13. After arriving
in Athens, why does Antony send Octavia immediately back to Rome?
14. What does Cleopatra
contribute to Antony’s battle with Caesar?
15. How does Antony
react to Cleopatra’s first flight from battle?
16. How does Cleopatra
repay Antony after leading him into a retreat?
17. What does Antony
request of Caesar after losing the battle to him?
18. How does Antony
react to the news of Caesar’s refusal to grant him permission to
live in Egypt?
19. On the night
before his fight with Caesar, what sign of bad fortune do Antony’s
20. How does Antony
react to the news of Enobarbus’s desertion?
21. How does Enobarbus
react to Antony’s gift and well-wishes?
22. What does Charmian
suggest that Cleopatra do in order to quell Antony’s anger against
23. Whom does Antony
order to kill him?
24. What does Caesar
intend to do with Cleopatra after Antony’s death?
25. How does Cleopatra