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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Ovid say is true of love?
(a) Love is an art and requires natural talent.
(b) Lovers get less pleasure than pain. They should steel their hearts for hardship.
(c) Love is a game and should not be taken seriously.
(d) Once mastered, love is as natural as breathing.

2. What does Ovid suggest in important in keeping a lover?
(a) Catering to her whims.
(b) Having authority in the relationship.
(c) Maintaining dignity and pride.
(d) None of the above.

3. Which of the following Adages does Ovid agree with in The Art of Love?
(a) Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
(b) Birds of a feather flock together.
(c) Out of sight, out of mind.
(d) None of the above.

4. What victory does Ovid celebrate in Amores 2:12?
(a) Corinna in his arms.
(b) The publication of his poems.
(c) The return of his health.
(d) None of the above.

5. What would happen if Daedalus or his son flew too high?
(a) The gods would become envious.
(b) They would become lost.
(c) They would faint from lack of air.
(d) Their wax wings would be softened by the sun and break.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Ovid threaten with exposure if she denies him in Amores 2:8?

2. What does Ovid say about Nape who is Corinna's handmaid?

3. What history of sexuality does Ovid give to the theater?

4. Who is Macer?

5. What does Ovid say about seducing the maid of the lady you are after?

(see the answer key)

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