The Satyricon of Petronius / The Apocolocyntosis of Seneca Multiple Choice Test Questions

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Introduction: The Satyricon

1. Who wrote the introduction to "The Satyricon"?
(a) Priapus.
(b) The book's author.
(c) The book's translator.
(d) The emperor in the story.

2. Who wrote "The Satyricon?"
(a) J.P. Sullivan.
(b) Claudius.
(c) Seneca.
(d) Titus Petronius.

3. Who translated "The Satyricon"?
(a) Seneca.
(b) Encolpius.
(c) J.P. Sullivan.
(d) Titus Petronius.

4. Which emperor's court does the author serve under?
(a) Caesar.
(b) Claudius.
(c) Augustus.
(d) Nero.

5. Which emperor had high literary ambitions?
(a) Claudius.
(b) Augustus.
(c) Nero.
(d) Caesar.

6. What title did the author hold in the emperor's court?
(a) Joker and Comedian.
(b) Knight of the Roundtable.
(c) Official Historian.
(d) Arbiter of Elegance.

7. What is the author's task in his official title of the emperor's court?
(a) To weave tales.
(b) To make the emperor laugh.
(c) To officially record the emperor's speeches.
(d) To judge and recommend elegant things.

8. What does the author's title at the emperor's court say about himself?
(a) He is talented and sophisticated.
(b) He has many travels and many entertaining stories to tell.
(c) He is respected for his humor.
(d) He is really wordy.

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