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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Sinon say is the purpose of the big wooden horse?
2. Why is Aeneas' appearance a surprise to Dido and the crowd?
3. Who is the deity in charge of marriage?
4. What sign does Aeneas see during the ritual for his father?
5. What does Palinurus' ghost ask Aeneas to do when he returns to the world?
Short Essay Questions
1. Compare and contrast the Greeks with the Trojans in the affair of the wooden horse.
2. Why is Juno so angry with the Trojans?
3. How does Aeneas feel about having to leave Dido and to what extent does he allow his feelings to influence his decision to leave her?
4. How does talking to Anchises prepare Aeneas to go build a new city for the Trojans in Italy?
5. What are Neptune's feelings toward Troy and toward Aeneas? How do these feelings affect Aeneas' journey on the sea?
6. What reversals of fate has Helenus faced?
7. How does Priam compare and contrast Achilles and Pyrrhus?
8. Once Aeneas is definitely leaving, what disagreeable options lay before Dido that make death seem the best choice?
9. What ties Aeneas and his people to the land to which they are headed to settle?
10. How does Aeneas make sure that people notice his son Iulus?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The proper disposal of the dead is an important issue that runs throughout The Aeneid. Use examples from the work to explain how one should dispose of one's own dead and how one should allow one's enemy to dispose of their dead, and why.
Essay Topic 2
Choose two of the following and compare and contrast their subject matter and what the information they depict conveys to someone examining them:
1) the pictures on the walls of the temple of Juno in Carthage in Book I
2) the pictures on the cloak Aeneas gives Cloanthus as a prize in Book V
3) the sculptures Daedalus created inside the temple of Apollo by the Sibyl in Book VI
4) the pictures on Aeneas's shield in Book VIII
5) the pictures on Pallas's sword belt in Book X.
Essay Topic 3
Compare and contrast the actions of Juno and Venus throughout the story. For what reasons do these two goddesses become entangled in the affairs of humans? At what points do they cross the line and become too involved? At what points does Jupiter intervene and tell them to stop? What techniques and strategies do they use to change the outcomes of events in the world below?
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