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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who vows to make Encolpius "stiff as a horn?"
(a) Circe.
(b) Proselenus.
(c) Chrysis.
(d) Oenothea.

2. How old is Claudius on the day in which he begins his last breath?
(a) 99.
(b) 64.
(c) 79.
(d) 35.

3. What is placed on top of a table by the priestess?
(a) Food for a feast.
(b) Hot coals.
(c) Herbs for mixing a remedy.
(d) A pig.

4. Which character will portray a slave when the companions enter Croton?
(a) Encolpius.
(b) Euripides.
(c) Ascyltus.
(d) Eumolpus.

5. Why does the witch meet Encolpius in the woods?
(a) To make him disappear.
(b) As part of a pagan ritual.
(c) To cast a spell on him that will test his virility.
(d) To see if he is a god.

6. What do the priestess and witch yell as Encolpius runs away?
(a) "Coward!"
(b) "Get back here in the name of love!"
(c) "Stop, thief!"
(d) "Run, weakling!"

7. Why will the townspeople think Giton has moved to Croton?
(a) Because he is Eumolpus' slave.
(b) Because he is a wealth builder himself.
(c) Because he has no where else to go.
(d) Because he is a music lover.

8. At what stage of the emperor's reign was "The Apocolocyntosis" written?
(a) End.
(b) Before.
(c) Early.
(d) Middle.

9. How many animals attack Encolpius when the priestess leaves the room?
(a) 10.
(b) 6.
(c) 3.
(d) 5.

10. What are the men asked for when they visit Croton?
(a) Their identity.
(b) Their educational background.
(c) Money.
(d) Their assets.

11. What is the main factor used in determining the author of "The Apocolocyntosis"?
(a) Writing style.
(b) Timing.
(c) Education level.
(d) Events of the era.

12. What role must Claudius serve as his final punishment?
(a) Court jester for the gods.
(b) Legal secretary.
(c) Slave.
(d) Cook for the gods.

13. Who really wants to know if Encolpius sells himself or gives himself away sexually?
(a) Giton.
(b) A maid.
(c) A witch.
(d) Circe.

14. What does Encolpius vow to give up for the beautiful woman he meets?
(a) Gambling.
(b) Drinking.
(c) Giton.
(d) Lying.

15. Who is overly praised in "The Apocolocyntosis"?
(a) Claudius.
(b) Petronius.
(c) Nero.
(d) Augustus.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is not held in high esteem in Croton?

2. Who is Circe's maid?

3. What animals enter the room and attack Encolpius when the priestess leaves?

4. What does the priestess soak in a brew?

5. Who is Encolpius' mentor?

(see the answer keys)

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