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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Iulus' first feat of arms?
(a) He cuts down with his sword a Rutulian trying to climb into the Trojan camp.
(b) He shoots Remulus through the head with an arrow.
(c) He fights Turnus with an ax.
(d) He uses his shield to protect another soldier from a rain of arrows.

2. What does Juno plan to do in Book VII to stop Aeneas from ruling Italy?
(a) She will spirit Aeneas away to another land.
(b) She will delay the wedding with Lavinia and destroy both peoples.
(c) She will enlist Apollo's aid in frightening Aeneas away.
(d) She will bring down a plague on Latium until Aeneas leaves.

3. How is Queen Amata turned thoroughly against the idea of Aeneas marrying her daughter Lavinia?
(a) One of Aeneas' followers tells her the story of how he treated Dido.
(b) The goddess Allecto attaches a snake to her that poisons her mind.
(c) The goddess Juno threatens her with destruction if she allows the wedding to take place.
(d) The goddess Venus influences her to save Aeneas for another bride.

4. Who finds his or her way inside the Trojan camp at the end of Book IX and begins to massacre Trojans?
(a) Turnus.
(b) Juno.
(c) Allecto.
(d) Iris.

5. How is Aeneas healed in Book XII after war breaks out again and he is injured?
(a) Lavinia tends to his wound.
(b) Jupiter sends Apollo to heal him.
(c) Iapyx heals him without any divine assistance.
(d) Venus slips dittany into Iapyx's medicines.

6. Which monsters help Vulcan in his forge?
(a) Cyclopses.
(b) Furies.
(c) Harpies.
(d) Scylla and Charybdis.

7. Why does Aeneas trust he can approach Evander safely as a supplicant?
(a) They are related through their ancestors.
(b) Cupid has gone before him and won Evander over.
(c) A white pig in a dream tells him he can.
(d) Evander is an enemy to Juno.

8. How is Turnus spurred to make war on both King Latinus and the Trojans?
(a) Bacchus intoxicates his mind.
(b) Jupiter visits him and promises to help him defeat them both.
(c) Allecto plants a smoking torch in his body that fills him with a lust for war.
(d) Vulcan supplies him with weapons that cannot be defeated.

9. Who does the queen of Latium want her daughter to marry?
(a) Turnus.
(b) Aeneas.
(c) Ascanius.
(d) Jove.

10. Who is Aeneas mourning at the beginning of Book XI?
(a) Evander.
(b) Lausus.
(c) Pallas.
(d) Mezentius.

11. How does Juturna cause unrest in the ranks of the Rutulians?
(a) Disguised as Lavinia, she pleads with them to fight to save her from Aeneas.
(b) Disguised as Juno, she exorts them to fight like men.
(c) Disguised as Turnus, she orders them to attack Aeneas once he is on his own.
(d) Disguised as Camers, she encourages them to think that they outnumber the Trojans and that they must fight to keep from being enslaved.

12. Why do the Trojans and the Latins call a twelve-day truce?
(a) So they can prepare for the wedding of Lavinia and Aeneas.
(b) Because the gods demand it.
(c) So they can bury their dead properly.
(d) Because a plague has broken out on both sides.

13. What does Virgil do to prepare to talk about the warfare between the Trojans and the Rutulians?
(a) Blames Juno for the upcoming bloodshed.
(b) Provides the reader with information about the ancestries of the major warriors.
(c) Chastizes Allecto for helping Juno start this war.
(d) Calls on the Muse Calliope for help.

14. Why does Juno craft a phantom Aeneas and lure Turnus onto a departing boat?
(a) To keep him from dying in the fight.
(b) To let another Rutulian have a chance to lead.
(c) To remove the Rutulian leader so Aeneas' soldiers can win the battle.
(d) To spirit him away to a temple to become a priest for her.

15. Who tells Aeneas that Ascanius and the Trojans are under siege?
(a) The ghost of Nisus.
(b) The sea nymphs that were once his ships.
(c) The ghost of Euryalus.
(d) Jupiter.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Lausus die?

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

3. Who does Venus want to keep safe by removing him or her from the war between the Trojans and Latins?

4. How does King Latinus welcome the Trojans to Latinum?

5. Why does Nisus surrender to the Rutulians?

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