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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following groups of people did Juvenal prefer?
(a) Eunichs.
(b) Adulturers.
(c) Homosexuals.
(d) Cross dressers.

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

3. In Satire IV, which of the following characters did NOT advise the king about his exceptionally large meal?
(a) Rubrus.
(b) Crispinus.
(c) Pegasus.
(d) Zeus.

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

5. Which of the following rites did Juvenal mock, claiming them to lack a relation to women?
(a) Justice rites.
(b) Athletic rites.
(c) Fertility rites.
(d) Marriage rites.

6. During which month of the year did the characters in "The Sixteen Satires" vacation in Saturnalia?
(a) September.
(b) March.
(c) December.
(d) June.

7. In Satire II, with which of the following relatives was the condemned man accused of having an inappropriate relationship?
(a) His daughter.
(b) His niece.
(c) His sister.
(d) His wife.

8. Who is known as the Goddess of Fertility?
(a) Nike.
(b) Hebe.
(c) Diana.
(d) Ceres.

9. What was the name of the Moorish groom?
(a) Trebius.
(b) Clodius.
(c) Virrio.
(d) Saharan.

10. To which city did most Roman artists sell their work?
(a) Paris.
(b) Pompeii.
(c) Barcelona.
(d) London.

11. Which of the following characters poisons for a living?
(a) Locusta.
(b) Aeneus.
(c) Flaminia.
(d) Nero.

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

13. Why were waiters assigned to each of the guests at the dinner party?
(a) To prevent theft.
(b) To ensure great service.
(c) To display wealth.
(d) To converse.

14. Why did Lords invite clients over for dinner?
(a) To pitch sales.
(b) To entertain.
(c) To showcase friendships.
(d) To square debts.

15. Which of the following men upheld the "Family Encouragement Act"?
(a) Helvidus Priscus.
(b) Fabuis.
(c) Ursidius.
(d) Aemilii.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Juvenal claim women to crave?

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

3. What type of wine did Trebius drink at the dinner party?

4. Who is the narrator of this novel?

5. Who returned to Heaven with Chastity?

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