The Satyricon of Petronius / The Apocolocyntosis of Seneca Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Introduction: The Apocolocyntosis.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who brings a witch to the woods to meet Encolpius?
(a) Proselenus.
(b) Oenothea.
(c) Circe.
(d) Chrysis.

2. What must Giton remove for his role in Croton?
(a) His money.
(b) His accent.
(c) His wig.
(d) His toga.

3. Who was Nero's tutor?
(a) Euripides.
(b) Sophocles.
(c) Claudius.
(d) Seneca.

4. Which of the following statements has "The Satyricon" been called, now deemed to be worthy literature?
(a) A collection of comic sketches.
(b) An elaborate satire.
(c) All the answers are correct.
(d) The first realistic novel in European literature.

5. How did earlier readers describe the sexual nature of "The Satyricon"?
(a) Ridiculous.
(b) Realistic.
(c) Boring.
(d) Risque.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who sets out to sail on a trip in the chapter entitled Eumolpus?

2. Which emperor's court does the author serve under?

3. When the friends part in Puteoli, who does Giton go with?

4. Who approaches Encolpius and tells him how attractive he is?

5. Who recites the poem at the end of The Road to Croton?

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