The Aeneid Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 12.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Palinurus' ghost ask Aeneas to do when he returns to the world?
(a) Never to let Achates helm the boat.
(b) To do anything to make Iulus a king.
(c) To find and bury his body.
(d) To avenge his death.

2. Who is the deity in charge of marriage?
(a) Venus.
(b) Diana.
(c) Juno.
(d) Minerva.

3. What does the goddess Circe do to those she enchants?
(a) She turns them into beasts.
(b) She sings to lure them into the water, where they drown.
(c) She leads them to the underworld.
(d) She makes them immortal.

4. What pictures are shown on the shield Venus gives to Aeneas?
(a) The acts that will make his descendants famous.
(b) Maps of Latium.
(c) Scenes from the siege of Troy.
(d) Scenes of the gods and goddesses seated peacefully in Olympus.

5. What atrocity does Pyrrhus commit in front of Priam?
(a) He sets fire to a holy altar.
(b) He takes away Priam's sword.
(c) He murders Priam's son.
(d) He claims to be Priam's son.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who calms the ocean so Aeneas and his men can make it safely to land?

2. What curse does Celaeno lay on the Trojans?

3. Who or what does Venus say is the cause of the fall of Troy?

4. Who does Aeneas convince to pledge to fight with him?

5. Why do the Trojans and the Latins call a twelve-day truce?

(see the answer key)

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