The Eagle of the Ninth Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6: "Esca".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the Tribune that Esca describes getting into a quarrel with at the wolf-hunt in Chapter 6?
(a) Herpinius.
(b) Procyon.
(c) Lucius Urbanus.
(d) Placidus.

2. What had an artist of a long-departed garrison etch into the bath-house wall, according to the narrator in Chapter 2?
(a) A snake.
(b) A wild cat.
(c) A wolf.
(d) A dragon.

3. Who is Marcus's second-in-command?
(a) Centurion Drusillus.
(b) Centurion Esca.
(c) Centurion Paulus.
(d) Centurion Pilus Prior.

4. What does the spear that Esca carries mark him as, according to the narrator in Chapter 6?
(a) A Centurion.
(b) A personal slave.
(c) A freed slave.
(d) A warrior.

5. Who is Marcus's successor that is sent in from Isca in Chapter 4?
(a) Centurion Drusillus.
(b) Centurion Pilus Prior.
(c) Centurion Clodius Maximus.
(d) Centurion Cassius.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose name is chanted by Marcus's battalion as they drive at the tribesmen with swords in Chapter 3?

2. Where was Uncle Aquila when his time fell due for parting with the Eagles?

3. What word refers to an ancient Roman silver coin, originally worth ten asses?

4. What is the name of the Surgeon of Marcus's garrison that tends to him in Chapter 4?

5. What did the Romans apply to their enemies' land so that crops would be destroyed?

(see the answer key)

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