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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why will Eumolpus tell the townspeople he wants to move to Croton?
(a) He wants to be rich, too.
(b) He has a business model in mind.
(c) To leave behind old memories.
(d) He likes a challenge.

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

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

4. Who does the maid only have relations with?
(a) Kings.
(b) Knights.
(c) Slaves.
(d) Poets.

5. In the farce they are creating to enter Croton, which companion will say he has just buried his son?
(a) Euripides.
(b) Encolpius.
(c) Ascyltus.
(d) Eumolpus.

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

7. How long was the author of "The Apocolocyntosis" exiled?
(a) 15 years.
(b) 20 years.
(c) 8 years.
(d) 10 years.

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

9. Who wrote "The Apocolocyntosis"?
(a) Titus.
(b) Aristotle.
(c) Petronius.
(d) Seneca the Younger.

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

11. Who ordered the exile of the author of "The Apocolocyntosis"?
(a) Nero.
(b) Caesar.
(c) Augustus.
(d) Claudius.

12. Who died a year before the "The Apocolocyntosis" was written?
(a) Nero.
(b) Augustus.
(c) Claudius.
(d) Caesar.

13. What does Claudius order for the one who called him out for lying about his identity to Hercules?
(a) Hanging.
(b) Decapitation.
(c) The stockade.
(d) Exile.

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

15. In which country was the author of "The Apocolocyntosis" born?
(a) Spain.
(b) Greece.
(c) Malta.
(d) Italy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who especially likes the prospects the town has to offer to the companions?

2. What is the name of the town that Encolpius and his companions see while walking?

3. Who thinks Petronius wrote "The Apocolocyntosis"?

4. What is the cause of minor objections raised about the authorship of "The Apocolocyntosis"?

5. Who pleads for Claudius to be put out of his misery?

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