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. How does Aeneas know Antheus, Sergestus, Cloanthus, and Ilioneus?
(a) He fought against them in the Trojan War.
(b) They are fellow Trojans.
(c) He has heard tales of their great feats.
(d) He does not know who they are.

2. What tale does Dido want Aeneas to tell?
(a) The story of Eros and Psyche.
(b) What happened to Odysseus during his Odyssey.
(c) How Troy fell and how the Trojans traveled to Carthage.
(d) How his parents met and had hims

3. What kind of countryman is Achaemenid√ęs?
(a) Sicilian.
(b) Etruscan.
(c) Trojan.
(d) Ithacan.

4. What is Aetna?
(a) A huge waterfall.
(b) A geyser that sprays from the ground.
(c) A volcano.
(d) A large river.

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?
(a) Blood flows from the plant.
(b) Fire surrounds his head.
(c) Jupiter's voice thunders above.
(d) Lightning flashes in the sky.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Jupiter predict awaits Aeneas in Italy?

2. Who appears in a dream to warn Aeneas to flee Troy?

3. Who blinded Polyphemus?

4. What does Ilioneus ask of Dido?

5. What does Sinon claim is the reason he was left behind?

(see the answer key)

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