The Sixteen Satires Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of plates did soldiers eat off of at Juvenal's dinner party?
(a) Gold.
(b) Stone.
(c) Earthenware.
(d) Silver.

2. How was the Spartan who is convicted of embezzlement punished?
(a) He was killed.
(b) He was sent to the stocks.
(c) He was banished.
(d) He was forced into slavery.

3. Who did Catullus claim to have smiled on the ship on the day of its sinking?
(a) Fate.
(b) Aphrodite.
(c) Venus.
(d) Zeus.

4. Who stole money from Calvinus?
(a) The church.
(b) His wife.
(c) His father.
(d) His friend.

5. What was the name of the father of Alexander the Great?
(a) Phillip.
(b) Craig.
(c) Daniel.
(d) Michael.

6. Which of the following acts did Juvenal consider to be a degradation to heritage?
(a) Cooking.
(b) Swimming.
(c) Acting.
(d) Dancing.

7. According to Juvenal, from whom could a virtuous man borrow heritage?
(a) From his neighbor.
(b) From his heart.
(c) From the gods.
(d) From nobility.

8. During the reign of which of the following were many Romans separated from their wealth and their assets seized?
(a) Nero's.
(b) Diocletian's.
(c) Gratian's.
(d) Caesar's.

9. Which of the following did Catullus throw overboard to prevent the ship from sinking?
(a) Fuel.
(b) Cannonballs.
(c) His belongings.
(d) The anchor.

10. Which of the following did Juvenal claim to be the true test of nobility?
(a) Wealth.
(b) Virtue.
(c) Pedigree.
(d) Respect.

11. Who was Naevolus' lover?
(a) Trebius.
(b) Gazette.
(c) Virro.
(d) Umbricius.

12. The Tagres and the Pactolus referred to which of the following?
(a) Parks.
(b) Rivers.
(c) Villages.
(d) Churches.

13. According to Juvenal, which of the following types of men would a good ruler NOT torment?
(a) Guilty men.
(b) Noble men.
(c) Desperate men.
(d) Virtuous men.

14. Which of the following crimes was NOT committed by Calvinus?
(a) Lusting for a married woman.
(b) Setting fire to his hallway.
(c) Hiring thugs.
(d) Stealing from the shrines.

15. With which of the following friends did Juvenal rejoice over Catullus' return?
(a) Corvinus.
(b) Rutilus.
(c) Fuscus.
(d) Persicus.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did people in Rome mock gourmands?

2. What did Juvenal think would happen to Fuscinus' wealthy daughter-in-law?

3. Which of the following events typically involved gourmands?

4. Which of the following men did Juvenal compare to Nero?

5. How did the son who inherited the money in Satire XIV treat it?

(see the answer keys)

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