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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following texts did Juvenal frequently refer to in his discussions with Umbricius?
(a) The Odyssey.
(b) The Bible.
(c) The Iliad.
(d) The Koran.

2. Which of the following bird types did Juvenal claim to give birth by mouth?
(a) Raven.
(b) Robin.
(c) Eagle.
(d) Vulture.

3. Which of the following seafood types was considered to be the greatest delicacy?
(a) Urchin.
(b) Sardine.
(c) Starfish.
(d) Lamprey.

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

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

6. Which of the following animal types was Meleager?
(a) A donkey.
(b) A boar.
(c) A vulture.
(d) A grouse.

7. Which of the following colors is symbolic of honor to the Greek gods?
(a) Yellow.
(b) Brown.
(c) Silver.
(d) Purple.

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

9. How were the poor within Roman society treated?
(a) They are heralded.
(b) They are pitied.
(c) They are ignored.
(d) They are mocked.

10. Which of the following characters was served the best bread at the dinner party?
(a) Saharan.
(b) Virrio.
(c) Trebius.
(d) Clodius.

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

12. Which of the following did Juvenal claim to be the only thing that dictated fortune?
(a) Family.
(b) Fortune.
(c) Fantasy.
(d) Fate.

13. What does Juvenal think that a temple should be built to honor?
(a) Honesty.
(b) Reverence.
(c) Art.
(d) Money.

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

15. Which of the following groups of people did Umbricius consider to be the most dishonest?
(a) Bankers.
(b) Doctors.
(c) Landlords.
(d) Teachers.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following women types did Crispinus seduce?

2. Which of the following rites did Juvenal mock, claiming them to lack a relation to women?

3. Which of the following characters was best characterized as a cheapskate?

4. Who eloped with Eppia?

5. Which of the following groups of gods did Juvenal suggest should step in to stop the promiscuous atrocities affecting his society?

(see the answer keys)

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