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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 3, The Art of Love : Chapter 2, Book 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What keeps Ovid from writing the epic poem about warfare he sets out to write?
(a) Cupid shoots him with an arrow.
(b) It is the topic of caesars and leaders, and he is but a man.
(c) He feels the topic too lofty for his verse.
(d) He must write something the people of Rome want to read.

2. What argument does Ovid make for his case in Amores 1:10?
(a) All the above.
(b) His gifts are verses that immortalize beauty.
(c) If making love gives pleasure to both, why should she reap and he pay?
(d) Females of the animal kingdom do not fleece their males.

3. What does Ovid compare resisting the powers of love to?
(a) A hermit closing his eyes to the world.
(b) A horse resisting its harness.
(c) A bird deciding not to fly.
(d) Fighting back the tide.

4. What better part of himself does Ovid refer to in Amores 1:15?
(a) His poetry.
(b) His love.
(c) His lover.
(d) His daughter.

5. How does the competitor Ovid support do in the competition?
(a) He comes in last.
(b) He is disqualified for cheating.
(c) He wins.
(d) He makes it to final round, but does not win.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following could be a quote from Amores 1:8?

2. Who is arguing about Ovid in Amores 3:1?

3. What does Ovid suggest in important in keeping a lover?

4. According to Ovid, what happens when people resist the powers of love?

5. What advice is Ovid giving to men in Amores 3:4?

(see the answer key)

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