The Aeneid Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who travels with Aeneas to check out the place where they have landed?
(a) Venus.
(b) Pallas.
(c) Achates.
(d) Anchises.

2. Who calms the ocean so Aeneas and his men can make it safely to land?
(a) Juno.
(b) Vulcan.
(c) Venus.
(d) Neptune.

3. Who blinded Polyphemus?
(a) Aeneas.
(b) Orestes.
(c) the Furies.
(d) Ulysses and his crewmen.

4. What does Sinon claim is the reason he was left behind?
(a) He snuck away because he wants to help the Trojans beat the Danaans.
(b) He escaped before the Danaans could sacrifice him in exchange for good winds home.
(c) He has been sent to the Trojans as an ambassador of peace.
(d) He was left behind to spy on the Trojans.

5. What important things has Aeneas carried with him from Troy?
(a) The Phrygian hearth-gods.
(b) Three wooden splinters from the wooden horse.
(c) King Priam's sword and shield.
(d) A herd of beasts to sacrifice to the gods.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to everything the Harpies touch?

2. What does Anchises pray to the gods for?

3. Whom does Jupiter send to talk to Aeneas?

4. Where does Anchises think the voice in the temple is telling them to go build their new city?

5. For whom does Aeneas return to Troy to search?

(see the answer key)

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