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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 did Calvinus want to happen to the man who had stolen his money?
(a) He wanted him executed.
(b) He wanted him banished.
(c) He wanted him jailed.
(d) He wanted him beaten.

2. Why was Juvenal so proud of Catullus' quick action aboard the ship?
(a) Because he was brave.
(b) Because he was sensible.
(c) Because he was strong.
(d) Because he was quick.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the father of Alexander the Great?

2. Which of the following illnesses threatened to destroy Pompey?

3. What did Juvenal claim to be the single force that ruled mankind?

4. Which of the following actions did Juvenal label as "pointless and destructive"?

5. Which religion did Juvenal claim to be "a vice disguised as virtue"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was Rutilus, and what bad habit was he teaching his son?

2. Who was Rebellius Blandus, and why did Juvenal think that he was such a dishonorable man?

3. What happened to the majority of the wealth that was in Rome during Nero's reign?

4. Why did Persicus dine at Juvenal's home?

5. What type of relationship did Fuscinus' son have with his wife?

6. What example did the father who built buildings in Satire XIV set for his son?

7. What bad behavior did daughters learn specifically from their mothers?

8. What was Juvenal's response to Calvinus' financial plight?

9. What comparison did Juvenal make of the morality of his day to the morality of ancient days?

10. Why was Juvenal so proud of Catullus' actions?

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