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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Hadrian is sent to further his education, he studies medicine under which of the following individuals?
(a) Scaurus.
(b) Lucretius.
(c) Themistocles.
(d) Leotychides.

2. Which of the following individuals becomes Hadrian's most vehement critic shortly after his marriage?
(a) Tibullus.
(b) Plotina.
(c) Trajan.
(d) Servianus.

3. In "Varius Multiplex Multiformis, 69-92," which of the following individuals does Hadrian consider his most dangerous enemy?
(a) Attianus.
(b) Lusius Quietus.
(c) Neratius Priscus.
(d) Plotina.

4. As Hadrian discusses his life he says that all BUT WHICH of the following seem nebulous and fleeting as a phantom?
(a) Dreams.
(b) Desires.
(c) Projects.
(d) Wishes.

5. When Hadrian talks about how much he misses hunting and riding, he mentions his horse of what name?
(a) Blandula.
(b) Cabal.
(c) Celer.
(d) Borysthenes.

6. In "Varius Multiplex Multiformis, 29-49," Hadrian states that he has sought which of the following more than power?
(a) Philosophy.
(b) Justice.
(c) Liberty.
(d) Peace.

7. Which of the following individuals becomes the new emperor in "Varius Multiplex Multiformis, 29-49"?
(a) Nerva.
(b) Assar.
(c) Trajan.
(d) Domitian.

8. When Hadrian is named a judge, in which of the following areas does he specialize?
(a) Petty theft.
(b) Custody.
(c) Inheritance.
(d) Business.

9. When Hadrian is transferred to Macedonica, under which of the following legions does he serve?
(a) Third.
(b) Fifth.
(c) Second.
(d) Ninth.

10. Which of the following religious cults does Hadrian explore during his time in the army?
(a) Cybele.
(b) Dionysus.
(c) Attis.
(d) Mithra.

11. When the Senate tries to confer upon Hadrian the title of "Father of the Country," he refuses, citing that which other emperor only accepted this title late in life?
(a) Nero.
(b) Octavius.
(c) Domitian.
(d) Augustus.

12. When Hadrian faces revolt from Mauretania, which of the following individuals oversteps his orders and kills Hadrian's rival?
(a) Lucius Quietus.
(b) Crito.
(c) Marcius Turbo.
(d) Attianus.

13. As "Tellus Stabilita, 122-149" opens, Hadrian mentions that he once tried tainted meat because it was a delicacy among which people?
(a) African.
(b) British.
(c) Germanic.
(d) Egyptian.

14. During the Sarmatian war Hadrian makes a practice of sending rash and ambitious soldiers back to Rome and replacing them with what kind of people?
(a) Musicians.
(b) Technicians.
(c) Peasants.
(d) Cooks.

15. In discussing his early challenges as emperor, Hadrian says that he is forced to take military action in Mauretania because a revolt is forming under which of the following individuals?
(a) Crito.
(b) Attianus.
(c) Lucius Quietus.
(d) Marcius Turbo.

Short Answer Questions

1. Hadrian mentions in "Tellus Stabilita, 122-149" that a friend in Rome took him to see Epictetus as a young boy shortly before which emperor ordered that man's exile?

2. After Hadrian's comments about Trajan's view of war, which of the following friends dies?

3. While reflecting on his life Hadrian says that he has been a lover of art, though not to the extent of which of the following emperors?

4. How old is Hadrian when Marullinus casts the horoscope that says Hadrian will one day rule the world?

5. As Hadrian discusses his tomb, readers learn that it is placed along the bank of which river?

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