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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many of the animals that attack Encolpius does he actually kill?
(a) 1.
(b) 9.
(c) 5.
(d) 3.

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

3. Which Fate says that Claudius will not die alone?
(a) Dis.
(b) Clotho.
(c) Gaius.
(d) Hercules.

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

5. Why can't Claudius be a Stoic god?
(a) He isn't from Sto.
(b) He can't speak Stoic.
(c) He was born in the wrong month.
(d) He's got neither the head nor heart.

6. On what day does Claudius begin to take his last breath?
(a) October 31.
(b) January 1.
(c) October 13.
(d) The Ides of March.

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

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

9. What was Claudius listening to when he expired?
(a) Comic actors.
(b) Symphonic music.
(c) Nero's violin practice.
(d) Arguing in his court.

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

11. To where was the author of "The Apocolocyntosis" exiled?
(a) Croton.
(b) Rome.
(c) Athens.
(d) Corsica.

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

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

14. Who does Claudius indicate he is to Hercules in heaven?
(a) Caesar.
(b) Nero.
(c) Jupiter.
(d) A god.

15. To whom do the people of Croton immediately begin to cater?
(a) Giton.
(b) Eumoplus.
(c) Ascyltus.
(d) Encolpius.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who brings a witch to the woods to meet Encolpius?

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

3. Who proposes that Claudius be made a god simply because of his blood relation to other gods?

4. Why will Eumolpus tell the townspeople he wants to move to Croton?

5. Who takes Encolpius to a temple?

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