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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. How much "The Apocolocyntosis" is missing from this translation?
(a) As much as The Satyricon.
(b) Not much.
(c) More than The Satyricon.
(d) Very much.

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

3. Who brings a witch to the woods to meet Encolpius?
(a) Proselenus.
(b) Circe.
(c) Chrysis.
(d) Oenothea.

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

5. Who thinks Petronius wrote "The Apocolocyntosis"?
(a) Some scholars.
(b) All scholars.
(c) Ancestors of Nero.
(d) Fans of Petronius.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is afraid of Claudius in heaven?

2. What is the main factor used in determining the author of "The Apocolocyntosis"?

3. What animals enter the room and attack Encolpius when the priestess leaves?

4. Why will the townspeople think Encolpius has moved to Croton?

5. Who died a year before the "The Apocolocyntosis" was written?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Encolpius, what is strange about the maid's request in Croton?

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

3. What is the problem between Encolpius and the beautiful woman who wants him?

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

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

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

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

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

9. When does Claudius finally realize he is dead?

10. What are the minor objections to authorship based on for "The Apocolocyntosis"?

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