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

2. How does Diomedes know Aeneas?
(a) Together, they stole the Palladium.
(b) Aeneas tracked him down to punish him for wounding Venus.
(c) They fought against each other in the Trojan War.
(d) He has heard tales from friends who traveled to Troy.

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

4. What portent announces the arrival of Venus with Aeneas' new armor?
(a) A flock of doves.
(b) A tongue of fire.
(c) A gentle breeze.
(d) Flashing lightning and a thunder crack.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT something Vulcan and the Cyclops crafted?

2. What false portent does Juturna send the Rutulians?

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

4. Who appears to Aeneas in a dream to tell him where to find people willing to ally themselves with the Trojans against the Latins?

5. Who does the queen of Latium want her daughter to marry?

Short Essay Questions

1. What false portent does Juturna send the Rutulians and how do they interpret it?

2. What does Jupiter mean when he says that to everyone (Trojan or Rutulian), he is the same king?

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

4. What transition occurs around lines 46-47 in Book VII and how does Virgil handle this shift?

5. 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?

6. What does Evander tell Aeneas about Latin history?

7. What might Evander mean when he says that it isn't empty-headed superstition that leads them to celebrate?

8. Why is it significant that in Latinum, Aeneas and some of his followers eat the wheaten cakes they were using as plates for their meal?

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

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

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