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

2. Which of the following men experienced a Divine blessing that nullified all of his immoral actions?
(a) Lateranus.
(b) Orestes.
(c) Nero.
(d) Seneca.

3. Who called on Blandus to earn the respect of the town through his actions?
(a) Phalaus.
(b) Valerius.
(c) Cossutianus Capito.
(d) Juvenal.

4. What did Juvenal think would happen to Fuscinus' wealthy daughter-in-law?
(a) Her husband would kill her.
(b) Her husband would ignore her.
(c) Her husband would divorce her.
(d) Her husband would cheat on her.

5. Which of the following characteristics was Blandus' only claim to nobility?
(a) His wealth.
(b) His pedigree.
(c) His virtue.
(d) His title.

Short Answer Questions

1. What changed in Naevolus' appearance during the time that he and Juvenal were friends?

2. Why did many men who borrowed money from Rome flee the city?

3. Who did Catullus claim to have smiled on the ship on the day of its sinking?

4. Which of the following men did NOT have to bury one of his children?

5. Which of the following did Catullus throw overboard to prevent the ship from sinking?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to Calvinus' fortune, and what was his reaction?

2. Why was Juvenal's celebration called into question by the legacy hunters?

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

4. What event changed the way that Virro treated Naevolous, generating a change in his appearance?

5. According to Juvenal, why was it a bad idea for parents to pray for attractive children?

6. How did Juvenal determine which men were good rulers?

7. In what ways did the goddess Fortune come into play in Catullus' story?

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

9. How did Naevolus' appearance change over the course of his friendship with Juvenal?

10. What typically happened to the men who were brave enough to borrow money from Rome?

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