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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What must Giton remove for his role in Croton?
(a) His wig.
(b) His money.
(c) His toga.
(d) His accent.

2. What does the priestess soak in a brew?
(a) Encolpius' right hand.
(b) A goose liver.
(c) Encolpius' genitals.
(d) A goose heart.

3. Which god helps restore Encolpius to full health?
(a) Venus.
(b) Jesus.
(c) Mercury.
(d) Zeus.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was the author of "The Apocolocyntosis" exiled?

2. Who becomes enraged by Claudius' order for the one who called him out for lying about his identity?

3. Who takes Encolpius to a temple?

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

5. Who really wants to know if Encolpius sells himself or gives himself away sexually?

Short Essay Questions

1. What angers Claudius in heaven and what big mistake does he make in regards to his anger?

2. What one factor makes the case stronger for claiming Seneca is the author of "The Apocolocyntosis"? Explain why.

3. What was the big lie Eumolpus has to cover (and how does he cover it) while having sex with a girl he tutors?

4. What is the subject of a lengthy poem recited at the end of "Eumolpus"? What might the poem reflect?

5. What is Hercules' particular interest in not naming Claudius as a god?

6. What is the hurried end of 'The Apocolocyntosis' due to and why is it important to know this?

7. What happens when Encolpius meets the beautiful woman for sex a second time?

8. How or from where do Encolpius and his friends see Croton?

9. Why is it so easy for Giton and Encolpius to portray slaves when they enter Croton?

10. Who filibusters against Claudius in heaven? What is said of man's relationship to gods in this long speech?

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