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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does Ovid ask Corinna to do in Amores 3:14?
(a) Be faithful.
(b) None of the above.
(c) For her to be discreet and hide her other affairs from him.
(d) Sleep with him one last night.

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

5. What does Ovid say made Corinna popular in Amores 3:12?
(a) His poems.
(b) Her exquisite beauty.
(c) Her loose morals.
(d) Her husband's money.

6. Which member of the arguing pair squabbling for his attention does Ovid choose?
(a) Fate.
(b) Elegy.
(c) Tragedy.
(d) Corinna.

7. What does Ovid say that soldiers have that he does not?
(a) A selfish ego.
(b) Money.
(c) A mean streak.
(d) An attractive physique.

8. What is the implied reason that Ovid does not have a military career?
(a) His father is wealthy enough to buy him out of the duty.
(b) Ovid did not want to become a soldier.
(c) There is a medical reason he was unable to serve.
(d) He is too ambitious politically.

9. What spectacle does Ovid watch in Amores 3:2?
(a) The forum.
(b) The gods fighting for influence.
(c) Gladiators.
(d) Chariot races.

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

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

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

13. How does Ovid's first marriage end?
(a) His father casts out his wife after catching her in an affair.
(b) Divorce after only a couple years.
(c) He loses his wife and child in childbirth.
(d) None of the above.

14. Where is Ovid born?
(a) In Greece.
(b) In Rome.
(c) Outside the city of Rome.
(d) In the southern part of France.

15. In relation to politics, what is Ovid good at?
(a) Giving speeches.
(b) Making people trust him.
(c) Writing treaties.
(d) Negotiation.

Short Answer Questions

1. What class is Ovid considered?

2. What does Ovid notice has changed in his lover when he kisses her in Amores 2:5?

3. Where is Ovid in Amores 3:13?

4. Who is Ovid telling to turn a blind eye about the affairs of his lover in Amores 2:2?

5. What is the forte of the parrot that dies in Amores 2:6?

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