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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who kills Queen Penthesila?
(a) Aeneas.
(b) Hector of Troy.
(c) Pyrrhus.
(d) Achilles.

2. Who excels in the seven liberal arts and becomes a remarkable poet?
(a) Sappho.
(b) Cornifica.
(c) Manto.
(d) Proba.

3. Whose authority does Christine yield to at the beginning of this novel, though she is unable to support the view from her personal experience?
(a) Religious leaders.
(b) Politicans.
(c) Female authors.
(d) Male authors.

4. Who changes Ulysses's men into swine?
(a) Manto.
(b) Circe.
(c) Medea.
(d) Ceres.

5. Who creates the Latin alphabet?
(a) Proba.
(b) Minerva.
(c) Nicostrata.
(d) Circes.

6. Who disputes the idea that women's weak bodies make them inferior and undermines moral qualities?
(a) Lady Rectitude.
(b) Lady Justice.
(c) Lady Reason.
(d) The Virgin Mary.

7. What is Theodoric's mother's name?
(a) Artemisia.
(b) Lilia.
(c) Zenobia.
(d) Camilla.

8. Who marries the King of Palmyria?
(a) Zenobia.
(b) Artemisia.
(c) Synoppe.
(d) Lilia.

9. Who marries Saturn and gives birth to Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto?
(a) Dido.
(b) Opis.
(c) Sempronia.
(d) Lavinia.

10. Who devotedly loves King Mithradates despite the fact that he has many concubines?
(a) Queen Dido.
(b) Queen Claudine.
(c) Queen Hypsicratea.
(d) Queen Drypetina.

11. What gift does God bestow upon the sibyls?
(a) The gift of wealth.
(b) None.
(c) The gift of prophecy.
(d) The gift of attractiveness.

12. Who has complete knowledge of pyromancy?
(a) Nicostrata.
(b) Proba.
(c) Manto.
(d) Medea.

13. Who predicts the fall of Troy?
(a) Nicostrata.
(b) Cassandra.
(c) Elizabeth.
(d) Queen Basine.

14. What does Rectitude claim few wives are?
(a) Kind and generous.
(b) Spiteful and angry.
(c) Hateful and vicious.
(d) Unreasonable and willful.

15. After the trench is completed, what must Christine do to begin building the foundation?
(a) Buy bricks and mortar.
(b) Take up her pen.
(c) Change into clothes she can work in.
(d) Start digging.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who prophesies that the King of Thuringia will receive a vision if he remains chaste on his wedding night?

2. Whose duty is to judge and repay everyone according to their just deserts?

3. What is Christine supposed to build?

4. Who invents the science and techniques of agriculture?

5. Who is able to reverse people's emotions and exhort men to perform courageous feats?

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