The Aeneid Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who appears in a dream to warn Aeneas to flee Troy?
(a) Venus.
(b) Laocoön.
(c) Hector.
(d) Achilles.

3. What does Ilioneus ask of Dido?
(a) To help them mend their ships or to let them stay in Carthage.
(b) To help them build a shrine to Venus .
(c) For permission to woo her.
(d) For directions to Troy.

4. Why did the Trojans think the Danaans had left?
(a) The Danaans set fire to their campsite and let it burn to the ground.
(b) The Danaans surrendered and promised to go.
(c) The Danaans hid their ships behind a nearby island.
(d) The Danaans sent a letter announcing that they were leaving.

5. What hides Aeneas' identity as he travels through Carthage?
(a) A huge bronze shield.
(b) A cloud of mist.
(c) A leather mask.
(d) A magic cape.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Aeneas transport Anchises out of Troy?

2. How do the Danaans get inside the walls of Troy?

3. How does Anchises act when Aeneas first comes to help him escape?

4. Who will not be a descendant of Aeneas' line?

5. What does Aeneas think when he spots Helen while Troy is being destroyed all around them?

(see the answer key)

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