The Aeneid Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does the queen of Latium want her daughter to marry?
(a) Aeneas.
(b) Ascanius.
(c) Turnus.
(d) Jove.

2. With whose funeral does Book VII open?
(a) Misenus.
(b) Caieta.
(c) Anchises.
(d) Palinurus.

3. Why does Venus at first think Juno's idea to have Dido and Aeneas marry and rule Carthage side by side is a bad one?
(a) She does not want Italy's future power diverted to Carthage.
(b) She does not think their love will last.
(c) She wants Aeneas to be the sole ruler of Carthage.
(d) She does not think it fair to Dido to make her rule with Aeneas.

4. Which of the following is NOT an effect of Dido's love for Aeneas?
(a) Dido persuades Aeneas to help her people build better ships.
(b) Dido keeps holding Ascanius on her lap because he looks like Aeneas.
(c) All construction of the city of Carthage stops.
(d) Dido presses herself against the couch where Aeneas sat.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What meaning does Anchises say the portent of four white horses can have?

2. Who blinded Polyphemus?

3. Who will bury Palinurus' body?

4. What does Aeneas tell the ghost of Dido?

5. What is Aetna?

(see the answer key)

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