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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 bad habit did Juvenal claim that daughters specifically learned from their mothers?
(a) Promiscuity.
(b) Gossip.
(c) Vanity.
(d) Drunkeness.

2. From whom did Juvenal believe children learn bad morals?
(a) From their teachers.
(b) From their schoolmates.
(c) From animals.
(d) From their parents.

3. Which of the following adjectives did Juvenal use to describe men who spent their lives in squalor only to die millionaires?
(a) Sinful.
(b) Wise.
(c) Insane.
(d) Misguided.

4. Which of the following did Juvenal claim to be the true test of nobility?
(a) Respect.
(b) Wealth.
(c) Virtue.
(d) Pedigree.

5. Which of the following did Juvenal order in celebration for Catallus' safe return?
(a) The erection of a Maypole.
(b) An offering to the gods.
(c) Flowers planted at the harbor.
(d) A round of beers at the saloon.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Juvenal, from whom could a virtuous man borrow heritage?

2. Which of the following words did Juvenal use to describe the negative effect that inheritances had on an individual?

3. In Satire XIV, which of the following crimes did Juvenal accuse Rutilus of committing?

4. What type of plates did soldiers eat off of at Juvenal's dinner party?

5. What type of material did men in Rome use to construct their tables before the city grew rich from war?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. How did Juvenal feel about Rome's infatuation with pedigree?

9. Why did Juvenal think that it was impossible for rich men to keep secrets?

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

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