Do You Know About Cleopatra VII? Trivia Facts Quiz

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Cleopatra VII, Originally known as Cleopatra VII Philopator, born in Alexandria, Ptolemaic Kingdom. During her youth, Cleopatra presumably studied at the Museum, including the Library of Alexandria. She was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt. What do you know about Cleopatra VII! Try this Trivia Facts Quiz to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When was Cleopatra born? 

    • A.

      Early 70 BC

    • B.

      Early 69 BC

    • C.

      Early 68 BC

    • D.

      Early 50 BC

    Correct Answer
    B. Early 69 BC
    Explanation
    Cleopatra VII, the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, was born in early 69 BC. Although the exact date isn't documented with precision, historical records suggest this is the most accepted timeline. Cleopatra is renowned for her political acumen, alliances with Roman leaders like Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and her influence during a turbulent era in ancient Egypt's history. Her birth in 69 BC positioned her in a pivotal role as Egypt confronted the expanding power of Rome. Throughout her life, Cleopatra's intelligence, charm, and leadership significantly shaped the course of history.

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  • 2. 

    Which of these is Cleopatra's Full name?

    • A.

      Cleopatra VII Philopator

    • B.

      Cleopatra VII

    • C.

      Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator

    • D.

      Cleopatra VII Aima Philopator

    Correct Answer
    C. Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator
    Explanation
    Cleopatra's full name is Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator. This is indicated by the answer option Cleopatra VII Thea Philopator, which includes her regnal number (VII) and her full name (Thea Philopator).

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  • 3. 

    How many sisters does Cleopatra have? 

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    Cleopatra has two sisters.

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  • 4. 

    How many children does Cleopatra have?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      None 

    Correct Answer
    A. 4
    Explanation
    Cleopatra is believed to have had four children. She had a son named Caesarion with Julius Caesar, and three children (twins Cleopatra Selene II and Alexander Helios, and a younger son Ptolemy Philadelphus) with Mark Antony.

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  • 5. 

    What ethnicity was Cleopatra?

    • A.

      Abazins 

    • B.

      Irish 

    • C.

      Egyptian

    • D.

      Macedonian

    Correct Answer
    D. Macedonian
    Explanation
    Cleopatra was of Macedonian ethnicity. She was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, which ruled Egypt after the death of Alexander the Great. The Ptolemies were of Greek-Macedonian descent, and Cleopatra herself was the last pharaoh of Egypt. She was born in Alexandria, Egypt, but her ancestry can be traced back to Macedonia, a region in northern Greece. Cleopatra's Macedonian heritage played a significant role in her life and reign as she sought to maintain the Greek influence in Egypt.

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  • 6. 

    Who was Cleopatra's mom?

    • A.

      Cleopatra Selene II

    • B.

      Cleopatra VI Tryphaena

    • C.

      Cleopatra VII

    • D.

      Cleopatra Selene IV

    Correct Answer
    B. Cleopatra VI Tryphaena
    Explanation
    Cleopatra VI Tryphaena is suggested as the answer because she is the only option that is a potential candidate for being Cleopatra's mother. Cleopatra VII is Cleopatra's own name, so she cannot be her own mother. Cleopatra Selene II and Cleopatra Selene IV are both daughters of Cleopatra VII, so they cannot be her mother either. Therefore, Cleopatra VI Tryphaena is the most likely option for being Cleopatra's mother.

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  • 7. 

    How did Cleopatra die?

    • A.

      Heart Attack 

    • B.

      Cancer 

    • C.

      Suicide 

    • D.

      Fever 

    Correct Answer
    C. Suicide 
    Explanation
    Cleopatra died by suicide. After the defeat of her forces by Octavian, she believed that she would be captured and humiliated. She chose to end her own life rather than face that fate. Cleopatra allowed herself to be bitten by an asp, a venomous snake, which caused her death. This act of suicide allowed her to maintain some control over her destiny and avoid the potential humiliation and punishment that awaited her.

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  • 8. 

    How many Brothers does Cleopatra have?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    B. 2
    Explanation
    Cleopatra had two brothers, Ptolemy XIII and Ptolemy XIV. Ptolemy XIII was her younger brother and they ruled together until he died. Ptolemy XIV then became her co-ruler and later her husband. Therefore, the correct answer is 2.

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  • 9. 

    How old was Cleopatra when she died?

    • A.

      61

    • B.

      26

    • C.

      39

    • D.

      52

    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 died in 30 BC.

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  • 10. 

    When did Cleopatra die?

    • A.

      12 September 30 BC

    • B.

      10 June 30 BC

    • C.

      5 February 30 BC

    • D.

      12 August 30 BC

    Correct Answer
    D. 12 August 30 BC
    Explanation
    Cleopatra died on 12 August 30 BC.

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