The Sixteen Satires Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When Juvenal heard that Catullus was returning home, he said that that day was happier than which other day?

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

4. According to Juvenal, which type of envy would get a man overthrown quickly?

5. How much money did Calvinus lose in Satire XIII?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why was Juvenal's celebration called into question by the legacy hunters?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Juvenal devotes Satire II to discussing the behavior of Roman men. First, list the behaviors that Juvenal labels as immoral in Satire II. Then, describe which of those behaviors Juvenal finds to be most bothersome and explain why. Finally, explain how Domitian acts as a prime example of Juvenal's argument about immorality.

Essay Topic 2

In Satire V, Juvenal describes the events of a typical dinner party at Virro's home. How does Virro's treatment of important guests and less important guests differ at his fancy dinner party? How does Virro's dinner party exemplify the complex relationship between clients and patrons in Rome?

Essay Topic 3

Juvenal's friend, Umbricius, is determined to not move away from Rome. Why does Umbricius feel that he must leave Rome? How does Juvenal react to Umbricius' move? Given the political state of Rome, which man's argument merits more of your empathy? Why?

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