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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 lax in both ancient and modern times.
(b) Morals were stricter in ancient times.
(c) Morals are stricter in modern times.
(d) Morals were equally strict in both ancient and modern times.

2. What did Juvenal claim to be the single force that ruled mankind?
(a) Lust.
(b) Greed.
(c) Fate.
(d) Love.

3. Which of the following facts did Juvenal NOT brag about over his dinner with Persicus?
(a) His cups being very cheap.
(b) His meal being meager.
(c) His servant being a novice.
(d) His bedding being thin.

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

5. Which of the following men did Juvenal compare to Nero?
(a) Lateranus.
(b) Blandus.
(c) Phalaus.
(d) Seneca.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Calvinus feel about the money that he had lost?

2. According to Juvenal, which of the following flower types drew men naturally?

3. Which of the following men was destroyed for his talent?

4. Which herb did Juvenal advise Naevolus to chew as an aphrodisiac?

5. Which of the following was NOT something that Juvenal believed that all men should know about themselves?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Who were Demosthenes and Circero?

6. What was Juvenal's response to Calvinus' financial plight?

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

8. How did Catullus survive a sinking ship?

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

10. According to Juvenal, what changed about humanity in the Ninth Age of Manhood?

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