Book 1, Prefaces & Introduction : Chapter 1, Prefaces and Introductions
1. Where is Ovid born?
(a) In the southern part of France.
(b) Outside the city of Rome.
(c) In Rome.
(d) In Greece.
2. What time period does Ovid live in?
(a) During the reign of Julius Caesar.
(b) The 1500s.
(c) The second century.
(d) Around the time of Christ.
3. Why is Ovid's father against Ovid becoming a poet?
(a) He wants Ovid to take over the family business.
(b) There is no money in it.
(c) Poets have a reputation as subversives.
(d) Poetry is not a respected talent.
4. Which of the following best characterizes the leadership of the Roman Empire during Ovid's life?
(a) They are the strongest men in the country.
(b) They are wealthy merchants able to buy their way into power.
(c) They combine political and military leadership.
(d) They are from Gaul.
5. What is the implied reason that Ovid does not have a military career?
(a) There is a medical reason he was unable to serve.
(b) He is too ambitious politically.
(c) His father is wealthy enough to buy him out of the duty.
(d) Ovid did not want to become a soldier.
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