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. From whom did Juvenal believe children learn bad morals?

2. According to Juvenal, from whom could a virtuous man borrow heritage?

3. How did Naevolus' lover react to the news that his wife was pregnant by another man?

4. Juvenal opined that just as adults cleaned their homes, they should also clean which of the following?

5. How did Pompey finally die?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Why were gourmands regularly mocked?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The people of Rome are pray devoutly. First, describe at least three different types of prayers practiced by the people of Rome. Which gods to they pray to for each type of prayer? Are those prayers usually effective? Why or why not? Which type of prayers does Juvenal think are the most effective? Why?

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

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?

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