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

2. Why was Juvenal so proud of Catullus' quick action aboard the ship?

3. What bad habit did Juvenal claim that daughters specifically learned from their mothers?

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

5. How was the Spartan who is convicted of embezzlement punished?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to Calvinus' fortune, and what was his reaction?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Naevolus is a friend of Juvenal's who is living a life that lacks Juvenal's approval. First, describe Naevolus' physicality. How has his appearance changed over the course of his relationship with Juvenal? What part of Naevolus' life has led to the change in his appearance? How does Juvenal feel about the life changes that Naevolus has undergone?

Essay Topic 2

In Satire XIII, Juvenal argues about heritage versus nobility, using Rebellius Blandus as his main example. Why was Rebellius Blandus an important example in Juvenal's argument about nobility? How does Rebellius Blandus tie into Juvenal's overarching theme of horse racing in this Satire?

Essay Topic 3

In Satire IV, Crispinus is a very important individual. First, describe Crispinus' character and the sins that he is accused of committing. What type of relationship does Juvenal have with Crispinus, and how does that relationship change throughout Satire IV? Finally, explain which vice seems to be the driving force behind the sins of Crispinus. How does he balance that vice with his personal life?

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