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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why are there no children in Croton?
(a) They are all barren.
(b) Children are sold into slavery from there.
(c) Children are killed there.
(d) People with heirs don't get invited to socialize.

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

3. What is the translation of the title of "The Apocolocyntosis"?
(a) What a Blundering Idiot.
(b) Transfiguration of a Pumpkin-head.
(c) Sex in the Parthenon.
(d) Read more Poetry, Please.

4. Who approaches Encolpius and tells him how attractive he is?
(a) Eumolpus.
(b) A maid.
(c) A witch.
(d) Giton.

5. Which of the companions plans to act addled and ill as part of his disguise?
(a) Eumolpus.
(b) Ascyltus.
(c) Encolpius.
(d) Giton.

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

7. In the section entitled The Road to Croton, where are Encolpius and his companions walking when they see a town in a distance?
(a) Down a mountain.
(b) In a cave.
(c) Up a mountain.
(d) On the beach.

8. According to Eumolpus, how is the only accurate way to record history?
(a) Poetry.
(b) In song.
(c) In storytelling.
(d) By memory.

9. Who is Encolpius' mentor?
(a) Ascyltus.
(b) Euripides.
(c) Giton.
(d) Eumolpus.

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

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

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

13. What is the subject of the poem recited at the end of The Road to Croton?
(a) An epic tale of the companions.
(b) An ocean and shipwreck adventure.
(c) Roman history.
(d) Greek history.

14. What major key is the clue to the authorship of "The Apocolocyntosis"?
(a) Its criticism of Claudius.
(b) Its love of Nero.
(c) Its political satire.
(d) Its vulgarity.

15. Who is Circe's maid?
(a) Proselenus.
(b) She doesn't have one.
(c) Oenothea.
(d) Chrysis.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do the priestess and witch yell as Encolpius runs away?

2. What happens to Encolpius when he cannot sexually perform with the beautiful woman a second time?

3. How old is Claudius on the day in which he begins his last breath?

4. Who vows to keep the plan a secret when the companions enter Croton?

5. Which character will portray a slave when the companions enter Croton?

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