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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Hadrian grows angry with a writer during his first discussions of his life at the villa and summons the writer to tell him that he is exiled. What is the writer's name?
(a) Papias.
(b) Justinian.
(c) Juvenal.
(d) Paris.

2. After the Jewish protests over Greek literature in schools, which of the following individuals lets his nephew die rather than accept a Greek doctor?
(a) Ismael.
(b) Isaac.
(c) Joshua.
(d) Abraham.

3. Hadrian discusses at length his favorite poets after Antinous' death. Which of the following wrote a long poem about Lydia, his deceased wife, and is one of Hadrian's favorites?
(a) Phlegon.
(b) Antimachus.
(c) Megara.
(d) Theognis.

4. As "Saeculum Aureum, 153-171" opens, Hadrian has passed the summer in which area?
(a) Egypt.
(b) Germany.
(c) Rome.
(d) Asia Minor.

5. Which of the following individuals declares Antinous dead after his body is found in the river?
(a) Lucius.
(b) Hermogenes.
(c) Menecrates.
(d) Chabrias.

6. In "Disciplina Augusta, 233-251," Hadrian states that Quietus attacked all BUT WHICH of the following cities?
(a) Laodicea.
(b) Cyrene.
(c) Edessa.
(d) Gaza.

7. In "Disciplina Augusta, 233-251," which of the following individuals is an informer and spy for Rome?
(a) Joshua.
(b) Joshua Ben-Kisma.
(c) Elias Ben-Abayad.
(d) Euphorion.

8. While discussing the events that lead up to Antinous' death, Hadrian says that a five-year drought ends upon his arrival in ____________.
(a) Carthage.
(b) Delphi.
(c) Alexandria.
(d) Athens.

9. Hadrian finally decides to adopt Lucius, thus making him successor. Which of the following names does Lucius take after the adoption?
(a) Octavius.
(b) Aelius.
(c) Julius.
(d) Antonius.

10. After their trip to make sacrifices on Mount Casius in Antioch, Hadrian and his troops continue to Jerusalem. Hadrian intends to rebuild the city nearly destroyed by which emperor?
(a) Domitian.
(b) Vespasian.
(c) Nero.
(d) Titus.

11. While discussing his options for a successor, Hadrian mentions all BUT WHICH of the following individuals?
(a) Julius Severus.
(b) Marcius Turbo.
(c) Arrian.
(d) Marcus Aurelius.

12. As "Disciplina Augusta, 211-233" opens, to which of the following cities does Hadrian return?
(a) Alexandria.
(b) Hadrianopolis.
(c) Rome.
(d) Antioch.

13. Which religious group appeals to Hadrian for a defense of their faith shortly after he begins work on the cult of Antinous?
(a) Muslims.
(b) Etruscans.
(c) Christians.
(d) Jews.

14. Upon returning to Rome in "Disciplina Augusta, 251-271," Hadrian once again takes up his friendship with which of the following individuals?
(a) Arrian.
(b) Fuscus.
(c) Servianus.
(d) Lucius.

15. After his reflections on his own genetic makeup Hadrian says he completes the revision of which city's constitution?
(a) Sparta.
(b) Florence.
(c) Athens.
(d) Rome.

Short Answer Questions

1. As "Disciplina Augusta, 233-251" opens, things are going badly with which religious group?

2. While in Alexandria Hadrian is visited by a Jew named Akiba from Jerusalem. For how many days do the two argue about renovations in Jerusalem?

3. After the uncovered assassination plot, which of the following individuals increases the security around Hadrian in fear of a new revenge plot?

4. In "Saeculum Aureum, 153-171," Hadrian refers to which actor as his Greek partridge?

5. When discussing his lack of children, Hadrian says that which of the following individuals was right to boast that he had Victories for daughters?

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