The Golden Ass Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Charite do in order to be alone with Thrasyllus?

2. Isis tells Lucius the only way to happiness is ______________.

3. What does Lucius do to his hair in Chapter 19?

4. Who accuses Lucius of killing the boy who was killed by the bear in Chapter 11?

5. In Chapter 12, who buys Lucius?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 14, who does the gardener encounter on his way home? What happens between them?

2. In Chapter 13, when the baker finds his wife cheating on him, what does he do? What does the wife do for revenge?

3. What does Tlepolemus do after the bandits pass out? What does he do before he leaves the cave?

4. Why is Lucius not easy to sell at the auction block? How does he feel when he is being sold?

5. In Chapter 13, why does the cook want to hang himself? What was he supposed to make for dinner?

6. Who pays to spend a few nights with Lucius? What idea does this give Thaysus?

7. What is Lucius promised by Charite for his bravery and service? What happens instead?

8. When the brothers catch Lucius eating human food, what is their reaction? Whom do they show?

9. After Charite and Tlepolemus die, who inherits their estate? What does he decide to do?

10. How does Charite find out that Tlepolemus murdered her husband? How does she get revenge?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Charite is an important character in the novel. Write an essay on the role of Charite in the novel and her impact on the main character. What does Charite represent? Be sure to use details in your argument.

Essay Topic 2

One of the conflicts in the novel is man versus nature. Write an essay on how this is exemplified in the novel, using at least two examples. Is this argument complicated by the fact that Lucius is a man transformed into animal?

Essay Topic 3

Storytelling is a very important device and theme in the novel. Write an essay about storytelling in the novel and how it impacts the reader. Use at least three examples in your argument.

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