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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Ovid hoping will happen as he waits outside the door in Amores 1:6?
(a) Corinna's husband to leave.
(b) The doorbolt to slide free.
(c) Corinna to answer him.
(d) Corinna to come home.

2. What problem does Ovid have in Amores 2:10?
(a) Corinna's husband suspects their affair.
(b) He suspects Corinna is about to leave him.
(c) He is too tired to respond to his lovers advances.
(d) He has two lovers and he cannot choose whom he prefers.

3. What career does Ovid's education meant to prepare him for?
(a) Ovid studies the classics so he could be a writer.
(b) Ovid's education is in law so he could be a statesman.
(c) Ovid studies business and trade so he could take over his father's empire.
(d) Ovid studies medicine to be a doctor.

4. What is the problem Ovid gives his lover instructions about in the fourth poem of Amores Book I?
(a) His lover is being courted by a powerful man.
(b) None of the above.
(c) His lover wants to run away from her home with him.
(d) His lover is with her husband at a party.

5. Who does Ovid threaten with exposure if she denies him in Amores 2:8?
(a) Corinna's best friend.
(b) Corinna.
(c) Corinna's lady maid, Cypassis.
(d) Caesar's daughter.

6. What does Ovid say about Nape who is Corinna's handmaid?
(a) She is easy to deceive.
(b) She meddles in affairs that are not hers.
(c) She is a great go-between.
(d) She has alterior motives.

7. In Amores 2:14, what practice does Ovid say could cause mankind to be extinct?
(a) Abstinence.
(b) Birth control.
(c) Abortion.
(d) None of the above.

8. In Amores 2:3, who is Ovid trying to convince to help him as a go-between?
(a) A eunoch keeper.
(b) Corinna's best friend.
(c) A messenger boy of Corinna's household.
(d) Corinna's sister.

9. Which of the following best characterizes Ovid's lover in the fourth poem of Amores Book I?
(a) A brazen woman with no regard for the opinion of those around her.
(b) Already a willing accomplice.
(c) An impassioned naive girl.
(d) A chaste woman resisting her feelings.

10. What does Ovid's wife do when he is banished?
(a) Divorce him.
(b) Accompany him in exile.
(c) Lobby for his return but stay in Rome.
(d) Annul the marriage.

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

12. Who is arguing about Ovid in Amores 3:1?
(a) Corinna and Lucinda.
(b) Elegy and Corinna.
(c) Fate and Duty.
(d) Elegy and Tragedy.

13. When Augustus's daughter Julia reaches adulthood, what does she gain notoriety for?
(a) Marrying the caesar who is her stepfather.
(b) Her subversive political nature.
(c) Her ability as an orator.
(d) Promiscuity.

14. In Amores 1:6, what activity is Ovid engaged in?
(a) Dressing for a social occasion.
(b) Begging his lover to let him come to her.
(c) A nightime vigil outside his lovers door as he hopes to be let in.
(d) Entreating the gods to bring his lover to him.

15. Who is Corinna with in Amores 3:8 that Ovid finds especially hurtful?
(a) Her husband.
(b) A soldier.
(c) Another poet.
(d) A new very handsome lover.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long does Ovid's family live?

2. What are many of the instructions Ovid gives his lover in the fourth poem of Amores Book I?

3. Which member of the arguing pair squabbling for his attention does Ovid choose?

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

5. What story does Ovid tell in Amores 3:6 in hopes of winning sympathy?

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