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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. Why do the Trojans and the Latins call a twelve-day truce?
2. Who laments that only the head of Euryalus is brought back (on a spear) by the Rutulians?
3. How does Arruns kill Camilla?
4. Which of the following is not one of the ways Juno suggests Juturna try to save Turnus?
5. Who does Evander plan to use as Aeneas' new army?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Jupiter ensure that Aeneas will win the combat with Turnus?
2. What false portent does Juturna send the Rutulians and how do they interpret it?
3. How does Venus use references to the Trojan War when meeting with Jupiter at the beginning of Book X?
4. 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?
5. What might Evander mean when he says that it isn't empty-headed superstition that leads them to celebrate?
6. Describe Latinus' actions once he sees his people fighting with the Trojans.
7. How has King Latinus' method of dealing with the war changed since Book VII?
8. Did Nisus and Euryalus act wisely when attempting to carry out their mission? Why or why not?
9. What does Jupiter mean when he says that to everyone (Trojan or Rutulian), he is the same king?
10. 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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What is the purpose of Aeneas' trip to the underworld in The Aeneid? What happens while he is there and what does he learn? How might it have changed the story had he not traveled through this land?
Essay Topic 2
In Book XII, in one of many references to a place that had been built or civilized by the time he was writing but had not yet been constructed in the past, Virgil says that Juno was "gazing from the height we now call Alban--nameless then, it had no fame or glory." Use this and other examples of Virgil's mentioning past and present places to compare Rome at its birth in this work with the Roman Empire of Virgil's time. Address questions such as in what ways have the places changed, have they changed for the better, and what sorts of places are they that he bothers to mention?
Essay Topic 3
Compare the information about the future depicted on the shield of Aeneas with the information about the future told to Aeneas when he travels to the underworld to see Anchises. How are the depictions alike? How are they different? What might these similarities and differences signify?
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