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 action does the goddess Rumor take after Dido and Aeneas begin to revel in each others' company?
(a) She tells the world of their love to encourage everyone to celebrate their union.
(b) She tattles to Juno about what they have done.
(c) She travels from country to country telling people that it isn't true that they are together.
(d) She spreads whispers and gossip to make Dido's other suitors angry and jealous.

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

3. What does Sinon say is the purpose of the big wooden horse?
(a) It is a lighthouse to guide the Danaan ships back to Troy.
(b) It is a gift to tell the Trojans they are sorry for attacking Troy.
(c) It is an offering to apologize for stealing the Palladium.
(d) It is meant to be fuel for a bonfire when the Danaans return to destroy Troy.

4. Which of the following is NOT something Helenus advises Aeneas and his followers to do?
(a) To look for a sign--a giant white sow nursing a litter of piglets.
(b) To watch out for Scylla and Charybdis.
(c) To head for the shoreline to the west.
(d) To make prayers and sacrifices to Juno.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Iulus' first feat of arms?

2. What does the goddess Circe do to those she enchants?

3. What does the plague that descends on the new city Aeneas founds at Pergamum tell the settlers?

4. What does Jupiter tell Hercules is the labor of the brave, since human lifetimes are so short?

5. What happens to the Trojans' ships when Turnus tries to burn them?

(see the answer key)

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