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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. Which of the following men froze when the ship he was riding began to sink?
(a) The deck hand.
(b) The captain.
(c) The first mate.
(d) The coxswain.

2. To which goddess did women pray in the hope of giving birth to attractive children?
(a) Pluto.
(b) Jupiter.
(c) Venus.
(d) Neptune.

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

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

5. How did Calvinus feel about the money that he had lost?
(a) He was confused.
(b) He was apathetic.
(c) He was angered.
(d) He was devastated.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following item types concerned gourmands the most?

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

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

4. Which of the following aspects of Juvenal's life did Persicus investigate?

5. Which of the following prayers did Juvenal consider to be pointless?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Who were Demosthenes and Circero?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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