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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?
Vespasian
Ptolemaic
Flavian
Julio-Claudian

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

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
none
3
1

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?
Ben Jonson
Christopher Marlowe
William Shakespeare
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?
Titus Andronicus
Octavian
Julius Caesar
Ptolemy XIII

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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