The Aeneid Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Venus send to Carthage disguised as Aeneas' son?
(a) Jupiter.
(b) A huntress.
(c) Vulcan.
(d) Her son, Cupid.

2. What does Aeneas tell the ghost of Dido?
(a) That he left her lands against his will.
(b) That she should have waited becauase he was coming back for her.
(c) That he needs her help to find his father's ghost.
(d) That he can bring her back to life now.

3. Why does Juno say Venus has made Dido fall in love with Aeneas?
(a) Because Venus was afraid of and wanted to stop the growing power of Carthage.
(b) Because Venus wanted to cheer her son up.
(c) To keep Dido from falling in love with a Greek.
(d) Because Venus could not bear to see Dido so unhappy.

4. What omen does everyone witness when Acest√ęs is shooting arrows?
(a) There is a flash of lightning followed by a clap of thunder.
(b) It begins to rain.
(c) A rainbow appears in the sky.
(d) His arrow makes a trail of flame and burns away to nothing.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How is Anchises spending his time in the underworld?

2. Where do Dido and Aeneas become "married"?

3. Who does Evander plan to use as Aeneas' new army?

4. What does Creusa's ghost tell Aeneas?

5. Who is Andromache's new husband?

(see the answer key)

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