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

2. What do the priestess and witch yell as Encolpius runs away?

3. Who vows to keep the plan a secret when the companions enter Croton?

4. Who was Nero's tutor?

5. Who does Claudius indicate he is to Hercules in heaven?

Essay 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

Irony is the contrast between what is expected and what actually happens. There are three types of irony: verbal, situational and dramatic. Identify and discuss two examples of irony in each story. Which type of irony is it? What is expected and what actually occurs with your examples?

Essay Topic 3

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

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