The Satyricon of Petronius / The Apocolocyntosis of Seneca Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Encolpius vow to give up for the beautiful woman he meets?

2. Who approaches Encolpius and tells him how attractive he is?

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

4. Who is Circe's maid?

5. Which of the companions plans to act addled and ill as part of his disguise?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Name and define the five types of conflict. Which conflict prevailed in both stories? Explain the conflict in detail, using examples from both stories.

Essay Topic 2

Define and discuss Menippean satire? What differentiates this satire from other types?

Essay Topic 3

A main character has both good and bad qualities, giving the character dimension. Discuss Eumolpus' good and bad qualities. Are the "bad" qualities really bad? Support your answers. Answer the same question for Giton.

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