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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. Why did Naevolus leave his comfortable job in town?
(a) For more money.
(b) He has been fired.
(c) For the pursuit of love.
(d) For an adventure.

2. What was the name of the father of Alexander the Great?
(a) Michael.
(b) Daniel.
(c) Phillip.
(d) Craig.

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

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

5. When Juvenal heard that Catullus was returning home, he said that that day was happier than which other day?
(a) New Year's Day.
(b) His birthday.
(c) Christmas.
(d) Easter.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was the wine that Juvenal served at his dinner party produced?

2. On which of the following did the father in Satire XIV spend all of his money?

3. Which of the following adjectives did Juvenal use to describe men who spent their lives in squalor only to die millionaires?

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

5. Which of the following acts did Juvenal consider to be a degradation to heritage?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Catullus survive a sinking ship?

2. Which common behavior did Juvenal claim to be a degradation to pedigree?

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

4. What type of relationship did Naevolus have with Virro?

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

6. Who were Demosthenes and Circero?

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

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

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

10. Why were gourmands regularly mocked?

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