The Satyricon of Petronius / The Apocolocyntosis of Seneca Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Eumolpus.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which student loses interest in the poetry recited by the teacher and leaves class to find a friend?
(a) Eumolphus.
(b) Encolpius.
(c) Giton.
(d) Ascyltus.

2. If the boy doesn't get presents from Encolpius, what does he threaten to do?
(a) Tell his father what's been going on.
(b) Castrate Encolpius.
(c) Cut off Encolpius' ear.
(d) Kill Encolpius in his sleep.

3. A complaining student stresses that without adherence to the rules, what does the language face?
(a) Death.
(b) No meaning.
(c) Silence.
(d) Confusion.

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

5. Who breaks down the door to an apartment?
(a) Encolpius.
(b) Ascyltus.
(c) Giton.
(d) Sibyl.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Giton consider Ascyltus to be?

2. What does the accountant read at the dinner party?

3. What fine must Tryphaena pay if she forces Giton into sexual acts?

4. How do scholars see "The Satyricon" today?

5. As a satirist, the author does not create a character that teaches a moral. What two words best describe the author's consideration of morality?

(see the answer key)

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