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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Why do the people of Croton immediately begin to cater to one of the companions?
(a) They think he's famous.
(b) They appreciate his talent and poetry.
(c) They think he's rich.
(d) They think he's beautiful.

8. Who is afraid of Claudius in heaven?
(a) Venus.
(b) Hercules.
(c) Mercury.
(d) Jupiter.

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

10. Why does the priestess fall?
(a) Her stool breaks.
(b) Her feet were hot.
(c) Giton knocked her down.
(d) She is clumsy.

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

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

13. Who becomes enraged by Claudius' order for the one who called him out for lying about his identity?
(a) Mars.
(b) Jupiter.
(c) Mercury.
(d) Hercules.

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who greets Claudius in heaven?

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

3. Why will the townspeople think Giton has moved to Croton?

4. Why was Claudius previously given more time to live?

5. Who develops a plan to use in order to enter the city of Croton?

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