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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Amores 2:18, what does Ovid claim to be unable to do?
(a) Love a woman other than Corinna.
(b) Eject Corinna.
(c) Ever give his heart entirely.
(d) See anything bad in Corinna.

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

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

4. What story does Ovid tell in Amores 3:6 in hopes of winning sympathy?
(a) The story of the Caesar's own marriage.
(b) The death of Tibullus.
(c) The story of a river that fell in love.
(d) The story of Achilles.

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

6. In Amores 2:9, what does Ovid argue that he should quit?
(a) Smoking.
(b) Corinna.
(c) Taking recklass risks.
(d) The field of love.

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

8. What advice does Ovid overhear a person giving Corinna in Amores 1:8?
(a) How to use love for financial advantage.
(b) How to make herself more attractive.
(c) How to end the relationship with Ovid.
(d) That she had better no entertain any other lovers.

9. Where is Ovid in Amores 3:13?
(a) On a boat off the shore.
(b) In the bed of a woman that he does not like.
(c) Traveling the countryside with Corinna.
(d) Juno's festival in Falerii.

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

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

12. What does the dream interpreter say Ovid's dream means?
(a) That he should focus on his writing.
(b) That his lover will soon leave him.
(c) That he is a puppet of the gods.
(d) That he mocks love.

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

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

15. How much focus does Ovid put on poetry when he finishes his education?
(a) He continues to study it diligently even though he does not think he would ever use it.
(b) He has given up all hope of becoming a poet and does not think of it at all.
(c) He focuses all his attention on poetry.
(d) He nurtures his poetic talent on the side while studying for a lucrative career.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the problem Ovid gives his lover instructions about in the fourth poem of Amores Book I?

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

3. Whose baby does Ovid suppose Corinna is carrying when she tries to get an abortion?

4. What does Ovid compare resisting the powers of love to?

5. In Amores 3:11, Ovid claims, "Your morals turn me off, your body on." Which one does he say is likely to win out?

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