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

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

3. What does the narrator claim is being recycled in bad play-writing?
(a) Biblical stories.
(b) Greek mythology.
(c) Egyptian hieroglyphics.
(d) Shakespearean plays.

4. How did Juvenal feel about Umbricius' move from Rome?
(a) He was disappointed.
(b) He was apathetic.
(c) He was proud of him.
(d) He was confused.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Satire II, with which of the following relatives was the condemned man accused of having an inappropriate relationship?

2. What name did Juvenal give Crispinus after hearing about his infamous seduction?

3. Which of the following groups of people did Umbricius claim to have walked the streets looking for a fight?

4. Who was the dinner party host in Satire V?

5. Which of the following gifts did the fisherman in Satire IV take as an offering to the king?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How did Juvenal feel about Eppia's new husband?

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

6. Why did Juvenal "prefer the company of a eunuch"?

7. Who was Emperor Domitian?

8. What type of meal was Trebius served at Virro's dinner party?

9. How did lawyers in Juvenal's society earn clients?

10. What reason did Umbrucius give for wanting to move away from Rome?

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