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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. In Juvenal's opinion, how did the morals of ancient men compare to the morals of modern men?
(a) Morals were equally strict in both ancient and modern times.
(b) Morals were equally lax in both ancient and modern times.
(c) Morals were stricter in ancient times.
(d) Morals are stricter in modern times.

2. Which of the following did the captain of the sinking ship trust for safety?
(a) Himself.
(b) The gods.
(c) The crew.
(d) The wind.

3. Which of the following gift requests was denied to Naevolus by his lover?
(a) Silk.
(b) Livestock.
(c) Land.
(d) Wine.

4. During Juvenal's age of mankind, what did he claim to not have a mental base in men?
(a) Religion.
(b) Nature.
(c) Morality.
(d) Honor.

5. Why did many men who borrowed money from Rome flee the city?
(a) To spend the money that they borrowed in an entrepreneurial way.
(b) To avoid paying back their debts.
(c) To hide the shame of borrowing.
(d) To imply that they were wealthy to those outside of Rome.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How was the Spartan who is convicted of embezzlement punished?

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

4. Who was Naevolus' lover?

5. How many sons did Catullus have?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why were gourmands regularly mocked?

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

3. According to Juvenal, why was the prayer for long life a foolish one?

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

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

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

7. What type of dinner party did Juvenal host when his friend Persicus went to visit him?

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

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

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

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