The Erotic Poems Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Book 4, The Cures for Love : Chapter 1, The Cures for Love.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Of what does Ovid dream in Amores 3:5?
(a) The gods demanding more verse.
(b) A parrot spouting his verses.
(c) A heifer and a bull on a lush hillside.
(d) Being desolate and alone in old age.

2. How does Ovid recommend using your misfortunes to cure love?
(a) See your misfortunes as challenges and tackle them with abandon.
(b) Fret about concerns in your life until you forget love.
(c) None of the above.
(d) Think of your misfortunes whenever you think of your love and you will stop thinking of her.

3. Which of the following could be a quote from Amores 1:8?
(a) "But never stay angry too long. A festering quarrel can make permanent enemies."
(b) All of the above.
(c) "A certain bitch, snake, hag."
(d) "Stop worshipping genius, try generosity just for a change."

4. In Amores 2:6, what does the parrot show little interest in?
(a) Attention.
(b) Other birds.
(c) Freedom.
(d) Food.

5. What does Ovid define as his natural weapons in Amores 2:1?
(a) Threats and entreaties.
(b) Expressions and entreaties.
(c) Looks and prowess.
(d) Poetry and soft words.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ovid recommend women pay great attention to?

2. What is the horrible crime Ovid defines in Amores 2:2?

3. Which of the following best summarizes a lot of Ovid's advice in The Art of Love book 3?

4. Who has died in Amores 3:9?

5. What argument does Ovid make for his case in Amores 1:10?

(see the answer key)

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