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Quiz

  1. What is the organizing principle of the Fasti?
      a. the festivals of the Roman calendar
      b. the transformations of gods and men
      c. the illicit love affairs of the gods
      d. the stories drawn from the Greek tragedians
  2. Where do Pyramus and Thisbe plan to meet outside their homes?
      a. at the oracle of Trophonius
      b. at the cave where Zeus was born
      c. at the tomb of Ninus
      d. at the pillars of Hercules
  3. Milanion (or Hippomenes) defeated Atalanta in a footrace by:
      a. tripping her just before the finish line
      b. dropping three golden apples for her to pick up
      c. putting drugs in her drink to make her tired
      d. tricking her into running the wrong course
  4. Which of the following is true of the Baucis and Philemon?
      a. Philemon would swim the Hellespont each night to visit his beloved Baucis.
      b. They were an old couple rewarded for entertaining Zeus and Hermes unawares.
      c. They were lovers forbidden to marry one another by their parents.
      d. Baucis was tormented with forbidden love for her brother Philemon.
  5. What was the fate of Alcyone?
      a. She drowned during a storm at sea.
      b. She was loved by Poseidon and bore twin sons.
      c. Centaurs attempted to carry her off at her wedding.
      d. She was transformed into a seabird that nests upon the wave.
  6. Alcyone had a dream that her husband:
      a. would leave her for another woman
      b. had been killed in battle
      c. was Apollo
      d. had been shipwrecked
  7. Who was transformed into a fountain pining for her beloved brother Caunus?
      a. Mileta
      b. Byblis
      c. Telethusa
      d. Ianthe
  8. Where may be the original home of the story of Pyramus and Thisbe
      a. Asia Minor
      b. Crete
      c. Greece
      d. Babylon
  9. Who raped then married Flora?
      a. Neptune
      b. Priapus
      c. Zephyrus
      d. Vertumnus
  10. Which is Ovid's only work composed in the epic hexameter?
      a. Amores
      b. Metamorphoses
      c. Carmina
      d. Amores
  11. Who came to Pomona disguised as an old woman?
      a. Vertumnus
      b. Philemon
      c. Leander
      d. Apollo
  12. What work of Ovid's is composed of fifteen letters from mythological heroines to their absent lovers?
      a. Phaenomena
      b. Amores
      c. Heroides
      d. Fasti
  13. Who wrote the Thebaid and the Achilleid?
      a. Lucan
      b. Statius
      c. Silius Italicus
      d. Quintilian
  14. Which poet was one of the most famous members of the group of new poets called by poetae novi?
      a. Ovid
      b. Vergil
      c. Horace
      d. Catullus
  15. Who was the greatest of the early Roman poets, celebrated for his epic treatment Roman history in the Annals?
      a. Accius
      b. Naevius
      c. Ennius
      d. Pacuvius
  16. What former slave wrote an adaptation of the Odyssey and was crucial to the spread of Greek mythology in the Roman world?
      a. Naevius
      b. Pacuvius
      c. Plautus
      d. Livius Andronicus
  17. What was the Greek equivalent of Augustus?
      a. Maximus
      b. Sebastos
      c. Sosianus
      d. Christos
  18. What was the first and greatest of the Roman temples?
      a. Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus
      b. Temple of Apollo Sosianus
      c. Temple of Mars Ultor
      d. Temple of Hercules Invictus
  19. The Etruscan deities Tin, Uni, and Menvra were assimilated with what Greek and Roman deities?
      a. Zeus/Jupiter, Artemis/Diana, and Athena/Minerva
      b. Zeus/Jupiter, Hera/Juno, and Aphrodite/Venus
      c. Zeus/Jupiter, Hera/Juno, and Athena/Minerva
      d. Zeus/Jupiter, Poseidon/Neptune, and Hades/Pluto
  20. To what does Magna Graecia refer?
      a. The name given to the Greek settlements in the boot of Italy and the eastern coast of Sicily.
      b. The name given to the Greek settlements in the Peloponnesus.
      c. The name given to the Greek settlements on the coast of Asia Minor and the Black Sea.
      d. The name given to the Greek settlements in northern Africa.
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