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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was the emperor when "The Apocolocyntosis" was written?
(a) Nero.
(b) Caesar.
(c) Augustus.
(d) Claudius.

2. Who calls Claudius out for lying about his identity to Hercules?
(a) Fever.
(b) Clotho.
(c) Mercury.
(d) Jupiter.

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

4. What are the two classes of people in Croton?
(a) Very rich and very poor.
(b) Very rich and just rich.
(c) Rich or trying to get rich.
(d) Poor and very poor.

5. Why was the author of "The Apocolocyntosis" exiled?
(a) He was accused of stealing.
(b) He was accused of gambling.
(c) He was accused of adultery.
(d) He was accused of lying.

6. Who will portray a wealthy man when the companions enter Croton?
(a) Encolpius.
(b) Giton.
(c) Ascyltus.
(d) Eumolpus.

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

8. Who pleads for Claudius to be put out of his misery?
(a) Zeus.
(b) Aros.
(c) Achilles.
(d) Mercury.

9. Who develops a plan to use in order to enter the city of Croton?
(a) Encolpius.
(b) Giton.
(c) Ascyltus.
(d) Eumolpus.

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

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

12. Who proposes that Claudius be made a god simply because of his blood relation to other gods?
(a) Janus.
(b) Diespiter.
(c) Jupiter.
(d) Mercury.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which pig part is used in the ritual to restore Encolpius?

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

3. Who is overly praised in "The Apocolocyntosis"?

4. What does the priestess soak in a brew?

5. Who is Encolpius' mentor?

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