The Satyricon of Petronius / The Apocolocyntosis of Seneca Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is the chef who cooked the newly roasted pig saved?

2. How did earlier readers describe the sexual nature of "The Satyricon"?

3. What disguise do Encolpius and Giton use to escape from Lichas and Tryphaena?

4. What method of translation does the translator use in retelling "The Satyricon"?

5. As a satirist, the author does not create a character that teaches a moral. What two words best describe the author's consideration of morality?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Petronius treat sordid events in his story? How would other writers from the era have treated them?

2. Why does Eumoplus offer to be Giton's guardian? What else does he offer and what does he want in return?

3. What is Ascyltus' response when Encolpius confronts him about the attempted rape of Giton?

4. What announcement does Trimalchio make at his dinner and what does the event seem to become?

5. What was Petronius' title in the emperor's court and what significance was the title?

6. Trimalchio is playing ball with young boys as his guests arrive. Encolpius reports seeing him urinate. How does Trimalchio urinate, then wash and dry his hands afterward?

7. Who does Encolpius want to stab in the spleen and why?

8. Encolpius blames teachers for making young students grow up to become worthless people. Who else does he blame and why?

9. How does Trimalchio arrive at his dinner party and how is he dressed for the occasion?

10. Who is Psyche and what is her role in the section of the story called "Puteoli"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Identify and discuss two points of foreshadowing from both stories. Did the author use foreshadowing effectively? Why or why not? Define foreshadowing in your essay.

Essay Topic 2

There are four points of view in which literature is written: first person, third person objective, third person limited and omniscient. Which point of view does the author use in "The Satyricon"? Is this the most effective point of view for this particular story? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

In both stories ("The Satyricon" and "The Apocolocyntosis"), authorship is questioned by various scholars. How does the consensus prove who wrote which? How do they know the stories are by different authors?

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