The Sixteen Satires Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following groups of soldiers did Juvenal call "pansies"?
(a) British.
(b) Romans.
(c) Spanish.
(d) Greeks.

2. How would Juvenal rate his own writing skills?
(a) Poor.
(b) Good.
(c) Exceptional.
(d) Mediocre.

3. Who is the narrator of this novel?
(a) Juvenal.
(b) Umbrecius.
(c) Vespasian.
(d) Trebius.

4. According to Juvenal, which of the following will inherit the longings and vices of the world?
(a) Proletariats.
(b) Punishment.
(c) Posterity.
(d) Poverty.

5. Which of the following crimes was Emperor Otho accused of committing?
(a) Vanity.
(b) Murder.
(c) Greed.
(d) Lust.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is known as the Goddess of Agriculture?

2. Which of the following activities is NOT a type of immorality discussed in the opening chapter of the novel?

3. Which of the following groups of people did Umbricius claim to have walked the streets looking for a fight?

4. During which of the following years did Emperor Domitian rule?

5. How were the poor within Roman society treated?

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