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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following gifts did the fisherman in Satire IV take as an offering to the king?
(a) A sea snake.
(b) An urchin.
(c) A giant fish.
(d) A lobster.

2. How did Catullus greet incoming coaches?
(a) By blowing kisses.
(b) By shouting greetings.
(c) By saluting.
(d) By waving.

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

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

5. Which of the following actions was NOT something that Juvenal claimed that a wife would do for a lover but not for a husband?
(a) Cross the sea.
(b) Give up her dowry.
(c) Make the man a father.
(d) Alleviate boredom.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following characters spent his days dreaming of battle?

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

3. Which of the following characteristics did Juvenal dislike most in women?

4. Which of the following eras was rife with adultery?

5. Which of the following men was married to a fellow male performer?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened when the king of Rome was presented with a massive fish by a goodhearted fisherman?

2. Who was Montanus, and what great idea did he come up with?

3. What was the relationship between clients and patrons in Juvenal's village?

4. Why did the people of Rome turn against the king after his debacle with the massive fish?

5. How did Juvenal feel about the way that Trebius was treated at Virro's dinner party?

6. What complaint did Umbricius have about the Roman court system?

7. Aside from adultery, what other problems did Juvenal claim would plague a married couple?

8. What conflict did Juvenal see in the way that teachers were treated by the parents of their students?

9. What did Juvenal claim was the worst kind of wife to have?

10. How did the drunks in Rome take advantage of the poor?

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