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

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

3. What happens to Encolpius when he cannot sexually perform with the beautiful woman a second time?
(a) He is kicked out of town.
(b) He cries.
(c) He runs back to his boy lover.
(d) He is beaten.

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

5. What is the cause of minor objections raised about the authorship of "The Apocolocyntosis"?
(a) No one recalls the younger writer.
(b) The author was not very bright.
(c) Its strange title.
(d) Some say the author was not alive when it was written.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the man disguised as the wealthy one plan to explain that he has lost some of his money?

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

3. Who is Circe's maid?

4. In the farce they are creating to enter Croton, which companion will say he has just buried his son?

5. Why can't Claudius be a Stoic god?

Short Essay Questions

1. Which emperor do the writings of Seneca tend to criticize and why?

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

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

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

5. Why has Claudius been allowed to live this long?

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

7. What story will Encolpius and his friends tell the people of Croton to explain their arrival there?

8. Describe Claudius' appearance when he arrives in heaven.

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

10. When does Claudius finally realize he is dead?

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