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 did Juvenal think would happen to Fuscinus' wealthy daughter-in-law?

2. Who did Catullus claim to have smiled on the ship on the day of its sinking?

3. In Juvenal's opinion, which form of inheritance was most dangerous?

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

5. Why did Naevolus leave his comfortable job in town?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Trebius attends Virro's dinner party, he is shocked by the treatment that he receives. What segments of Virro's dinner party did Trebius find most startling? When discussing the party with Juvenal later, how did their opinions of the events differ? What point did Juvenal try to make about society by citing Trebius' experience at Virro's dinner party?

Essay Topic 2

In Satire II, Juvenal is particularly concerned with the vices of the Roman people. in Juvenal's opinion, what are the most common vices among them? How do those vices interact with the vices of those comprising the populace of the rest of the world? What fears does Juvenal express when discussing the vices of the Roman people and their future interactions throughout the world?

Essay Topic 3

Juvenal has very clear impressions about women. First, describe what Juvenal believes to have the capability of igniting a woman's passion. How does that passion affect the way that a woman treats her husband? How does it affect the way that she treats a lover? Is there anything in Juvenal's history that provides a deeper insight into his views on women? If so, what? If not, why do you think that Juvenal keeps that part of his life secretive?

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