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The Aeneid Test | Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. With whose funeral does Book VII open?



2. What does Venus claim the Trojans would have been better off doing after Troy was destroyed by the Greeks?



3. Evander, unaware, is the founder of which of the following?



4. What portent announces the arrival of Venus with Aeneas' new armor?



5. How is Turnus spurred to make war on both King Latinus and the Trojans?



Essay Topics

Aeneas and Turnus are, respectively, the protagonist and antagonist of the story. Compare and contrast these two characters using examples from the text to identify ways their actions and fates parallel each other and ways they are alike or different in their personalities and beliefs.

Examine the role of signs, portents, omens, prophesies, and so forth in The Aeneid. What are some forms these signs take? Who sends them, if anyone? Can false signs be sent, and if so, for what purpose? How do people fare when they interpret signs correctly and follow them? How do they fare when they try to act against them?

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?

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