How Much Do You Really Know About Cleopatra VII? Trivia Quiz

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Cleopatra VII Philopator was a posterity of its founder Ptolemy I Soter, a Macedonian Greek general and companion of Alexander the Great, she was born in the Early 69 BC Alexandria, Ptolemaic Kingdom. ​​​​​How much do you really know about Cleopatra VII Philopator! Try this Trivia Facts Quiz to figure out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How did Cleopatra die?

    • A.

      Suicide

    • B.

      Heart Attack

    • C.

      Diabetics

    • D.

      Aids

    Correct Answer
    A. Suicide
    Explanation
    Cleopatra died by suicide. She was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt and after her lover, Mark Antony, was defeated in battle, she believed that she would be taken captive by the Roman Empire. To avoid this fate, she chose to end her own life by allowing herself to be bitten by a venomous snake, an asp. This method of suicide was seen as a way to die peacefully and maintain her dignity as a queen.

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  • 2. 

    Who is Mark Anthony to Cleopatra? 

    • A.

      Enemy

    • B.

      Friend

    • C.

      Husband

    • D.

      None of the above 

    Correct Answer
    C. Husband
    Explanation
    Mark Anthony is Cleopatra's husband.

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  • 3. 

    Where was Cleopatra's body Buried?

    • A.

      Tomb of Egypt

    • B.

      Tomb of Anthony and Cleopatra

    • C.

      Tomb of Pharaoh

    • D.

      Burial Ground

    Correct Answer
    B. Tomb of Anthony and Cleopatra
    Explanation
    Cleopatra's body was buried in the Tomb of Anthony and Cleopatra. This is where both Cleopatra and her lover, Mark Antony, were laid to rest after their deaths. The tomb is located in Alexandria, Egypt, and is believed to have been built by Cleopatra herself as a final resting place for her and Antony.

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  • 4. 

    Who was Cleopatra married to first?

    • A.

      Mark Anthony

    • B.

      Julius Caesar

    • C.

      Ptolemy XIII

    • D.

      Berenice

    Correct Answer
    C. Ptolemy XIII
    Explanation
    Cleopatra was married to Ptolemy XIII first. Ptolemy XIII was her younger brother and they ruled together as co-regents. However, their marriage was mainly a political alliance rather than a romantic one. Cleopatra's marriage to Ptolemy XIII ended in conflict and she eventually sought support from Julius Caesar and Mark Antony to regain her throne.

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  • 5. 

    Who is Cleopatra's father? 

    • A.

      Ptolemy XX Auletes

    • B.

      Ptolemy XII Auletes

    • C.

      Ptolemy XIV

    • D.

      Ptolemy XIII Auletes

    Correct Answer
    B. Ptolemy XII Auletes
    Explanation
    Cleopatra's father is Ptolemy XII Auletes.

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  • 6. 

    How old was Cleopatra when she was with Caesar?

    • A.

      30

    • B.

      17

    • C.

      25

    • D.

      21

    Correct Answer
    D. 21
    Explanation
    Cleopatra was 21 years old when she was with Caesar. This is known because historical records indicate that Cleopatra met Julius Caesar in 48 BC. At that time, Cleopatra was already ruling Egypt as queen, and she sought Caesar's support to help her maintain her power. Their relationship lasted for several years, and Cleopatra eventually gave birth to Caesar's son, Caesarion.

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  • 7. 

    When did Cleopatra start ruling?

    • A.

      March 51 BC

    • B.

      June 51 BC

    • C.

      September 48 BC

    • D.

      August 50 BC

    Correct Answer
    A. March 51 BC
    Explanation
    Cleopatra started ruling in March 51 BC. This is the correct answer as it aligns with historical records and the timeline of Cleopatra's life. Cleopatra became the co-ruler of Egypt alongside her younger brother Ptolemy XIII in 51 BC, after the death of her father. This marked the beginning of her reign and her rise to power as the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom.

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  • 8. 

    What was the name of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar's son?

    • A.

      Ptolemy XII Caesar

    • B.

      Ptolemy XX Caesar

    • C.

      Ptolemy XV Caesar

    • D.

      Ptolemy V Caesar

    Correct Answer
    C. Ptolemy XV Caesar
    Explanation
    Ptolemy XV Caesar was the name of Cleopatra and Julius Caesar's son.

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  • 9. 

    How old was Julius Caesar when he died?

    • A.

      50

    • B.

      45

    • C.

      73

    • D.

      55

    Correct Answer
    D. 55
    Explanation
    Julius Caesar was 55 years old when he died.

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  • 10. 

    How old was Cleopatra when she died?

    • A.

      43

    • B.

      35

    • C.

      39

    • D.

      27

    Correct Answer
    C. 39
    Explanation
    Cleopatra was 39 years old when she died. This is a historical fact that is widely accepted. Cleopatra was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt and she died in 30 BC. Her death came after the defeat of her forces by Octavian, the future Roman emperor Augustus, in the naval Battle of Actium. Cleopatra's death marked the end of the Ptolemaic dynasty and the beginning of Roman Egypt.

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