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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 eras was rife with adultery?
(a) The Platinum Era.
(b) The Gold Era.
(c) The Silver Era.
(d) The Bronze Era.

2. To which of the following characters was Emperor Otho compared?
(a) Hamlet.
(b) Julius Caesar.
(c) Cleopatra.
(d) Eve.

3. Who eloped with Eppia?
(a) A blacksmith.
(b) A swordsman.
(c) A tailor.
(d) A wheat farmer.

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

5. Which of the following men was married to a fellow male performer?
(a) Gracchu.
(b) Facchu.
(c) Macchu.
(d) Pacchu.

6. Which writer type toiled most in Juvenal's society?
(a) Philosopher.
(b) History writer.
(c) Poet.
(d) Speech writer.

7. During which of the following years did Emperor Domitian rule?
(a) 89 AD.
(b) 12 BC.
(c) 32 BC.
(d) 43 AD.

8. Who was the dinner party host in Satire V?
(a) Clodius.
(b) Virro.
(c) Trebius.
(d) Saharan.

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

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

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

12. What was the name of the manor where Virrio lived?
(a) Capitolium.
(b) Discobulous Myron.
(c) Palatium Place.
(d) Esquiline Hill.

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

14. Which of the following gods was described as a "beardless strapling"?
(a) Postumus.
(b) Jove.
(c) Claudius.
(d) Saturn.

15. How was the woman seduced by Crispinus punished for her immoral action?
(a) She was drowned.
(b) She was stoned.
(c) She was buried alive.
(d) She was banished.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Juvenal's village, which of the following groups of people often pretended to have money in order to gain clients?

2. In Juvenal's village, which of the following occupations was most likely to make an individual a lot of money?

3. What does the narrator believe is wasted when producing bad play-writing?

4. Among which of the following animal breeds was Virgil accused of spreading disease?

5. Why did Lords invite clients over for dinner?

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