The Aeneid Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who will bury Palinurus' body?
(a) Iulus.
(b) People who live near where his body washed up.
(c) Somnus.
(d) Aeneas.

2. How does Dido's ghost react to seeing Aeneas?
(a) She reenacts her suicide.
(b) She flees from him and returns to her first husband, Sychaeus.
(c) She smiles and tells him all is forgiven.
(d) She falls to her knees and pleads with him to take her away with him.

3. Where does Anchises think the voice in the temple is telling them to go build their new city?
(a) Thrace.
(b) Midsea.
(c) Crete.
(d) Troy.

4. Which of the following must Aeneas do to enter the underworld?
(a) He must find and follow Orpheus down.
(b) He must wait for Venus to come take him.
(c) He must wrestle the gatekeeper and win.
(d) He must pick the golden bough.

5. What does the plague that descends on the new city Aeneas founds at Pergamum tell the settlers?
(a) That the gods wish to make the city stronger by weeding out the weak.
(b) That this is the wrong coast to settle and that they should leave for other lands.
(c) That the settlers must practice better hygiene.
(d) That they are being punished for not defending Troy better.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what is Helenus' city a replica?

2. How did Polydorus die?

3. Who leads Aeneas to the golden bough?

4. What does Aeneas ask the gods through the Sibyl?

5. What happens to the Trojans' ships when Turnus tries to burn them?

(see the answer key)

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