The Sixteen Satires Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Satire V.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the name of the female friend with whom Juvenal discussed immorality?
(a) Varonia.
(b) Maronia.
(c) Baronia.
(d) Laronia.

2. Which of the following groups of people did Umbricius claim to have walked the streets looking for a fight?
(a) Children.
(b) Drunks.
(c) The poor.
(d) Mobsters.

3. What does Juvenal claim propelled him to write and share his creation with the world?
(a) Religion.
(b) Association.
(c) Indignation.
(d) Community.

4. Which of the following men did Juvenal consider a "dandy"?
(a) Catullus.
(b) Fuscus.
(c) Montanus.
(d) Crispinus.

5. What reason did Umbricius give for his departure from Rome?
(a) Rome was not exciting enough to live in.
(b) There were no jobs in Rome.
(c) There was too much violence in Rome.
(d) His heart had been broken in Rome.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the price of the red mullet that Crispinus purchased?

2. Which of the following groups of people did Umbricius consider to be the most dishonest?

3. Which of the following gifts did the fisherman in Satire IV take as an offering to the king?

4. Which of the following groups of people does Juvenal describe as being greedy?

5. Which of the following crimes was Emperor Otho accused of committing?

(see the answer key)

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