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. What does Aeneas promise to do if the gods grant his wish?
(a) He will make a sacrifice to Juno.
(b) He will build a temple to Phoebus and Diana of the Crossroads.
(c) He will name his new city after Jupiter.
(d) He will honor his mother Venus more.

2. How does Dido know that Aeneas plans to leave?
(a) Aeneas tells her.
(b) Juno tells her.
(c) Jupiter tells her.
(d) Rumor tells her.

3. Which of the following does the Sibyl NOT predict awaits Aeneas where he is going?
(a) Vicious wars.
(b) The death of Ascanius.
(c) Continued harassment from Juno.
(d) Marriage with a foreign bride.

4. How is Turnus spurred to make war on both King Latinus and the Trojans?
(a) Jupiter visits him and promises to help him defeat them both.
(b) Allecto plants a smoking torch in his body that fills him with a lust for war.
(c) Vulcan supplies him with weapons that cannot be defeated.
(d) Bacchus intoxicates his mind.

5. For whom does Aeneas return to Troy to search?
(a) His mother, Venus.
(b) His dead king Priam's body.
(c) His wife, Creusa.
(d) His sworn enemy, Sinon.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Juno say Venus has made Dido fall in love with Aeneas?

2. Whom does Helenus say Aeneas should visit for advice?

3. Who blinded Polyphemus?

4. What does Anchises pray to the gods for?

5. What happens every time Aeneas tries to tear a branch from a tree in Thrace to construct a roof for the altar of his new colony?

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