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Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt

written by: Eve
 
This quiz checks your knowledge of Cleopatra VII Philopator, whose reign marks the end of the Hellenistic Era and the beginning of the Roman Era.

Question 1:


To what dynasty did Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, belong?
Flavian
Ptolemaic
Julio-Claudian
Vespasian

Question 2:


How did Cleopatra present herself to Julius Caesar when he seized the Egyptian capital in 48 BC ?
rolled into a Persian carpet
dressed as the goddess Aphrodite
riding a camel
with a snake around her neck

Question 3:


During Cleopatra's reign it was believed that she was the re-incarnation and embodiment of this goddess of wisdom.
Athena
Artemis
Isis
Anuket

Question 4:


Cleopatra's son by Julius Caesar, who reigned, as a child, jointly with his mother, was nicknamed Caesarion. What does 'Caesarion' mean?
Second Caesar
Future Caesar
Son of Caesar
Little Caesar

Question 5:


What future emperor of the Roman Empire had Cleopatra and Julius Caesar's son, Caesarion, executed?
Theodosius I
Mark Antony
Octavian
Marcus Aurelius

Question 6:


Cleopatra formed an alliance with Mark Anthony, one of the triumvirs who ruled Rome following Caesar's death. How many children did Mark Anthony and Cleopatra have?
2
3
1
none

Question 7:


Who wrote the tragedy "Antony and Cleopatra", which centers on Cleopatra and Mark Antony's relationship from the time of the Parthian War until Cleopatra's suicide?
Christopher Marlowe
William Shakespeare
Ben Jonson
George Bernard Shaw

Question 8:


Who defeated Mark Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium, the last engagement in the Final War of the Roman Republic?
Ptolemy XIII
Julius Caesar
Titus Andronicus
Octavian

Question 9:


After Cleopatra and Anthony's death, who became guardian of their children?
Octavian
The children were executed.
Octavia Minor, Anthony's fourth wife
Cleopatra's oldest son, Caesarion

Question 10:


How did Cleopatra commit suicide according to ancient sources?
by stabbing herself with a poisoned arrow
by stabbing herself with a sword
by swallowing poison
by inducing an asp to bite her

 


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