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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens to the Trojans' ships when Turnus tries to burn them?
(a) They are hidden from view in mist by Venus.
(b) They go up in ashes, trapping the Trojans in Italy.
(c) At the command of the mother of the gods, Jupiter turns the ships into sea-goddesses and sets them free.
(d) At the request of Venus, Jupiter causes it to rain and put the fire out.

2. To whom is Camilla compared to as she fights?
(a) Circe.
(b) A Harpy.
(c) An Amazon.
(d) A Fury.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is not one of the ways Juno suggests Juturna try to save Turnus?

2. Who kills Pallas?

3. What had Jupiter forbidden to happen?

4. Why does Aeneas trust he can approach Evander safely as a supplicant?

5. What does Drancës call on Turnus to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some actions that demonstrate the strong friendship between Nisus and Euryalus?

2. What does Evander mean when he tells Aeneas that Aeneas must have the courage to shape himself to fit through the low doorway into Evander's humble home, besides the literal fact that Aeneas is too tall to walk through the doorway without stooping a bit?

3. What does the use of Iris as a messenger at the end of Book IX tell the reader about the balance of power between the gods?

4. Why does Juno send Juturna to interfere with the war?

5. What arguments does Sacës use to persuade Turnus to return to the fight?

6. How does Jupiter ensure that Aeneas will win the combat with Turnus?

7. Who are the princes referred to in the book title, how do they die, and why might their deaths be particularly significant?

8. How has King Latinus' method of dealing with the war changed since Book VII?

9. Describe Latinus' actions once he sees his people fighting with the Trojans.

10. What is the difference between what Arruns prays for and what he actually receives?

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