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A STEP BEYOND

TESTS AND ANSWERS

TEST 1

_____ 1. In 31 B.C., Virgil finally felt hope for his country when

A. Julius Caesar was assassinated
B. he left Rome and went to Naples
C. Augustus ended the civil wars

_____ 2. Aeneas is meant to represent

A. Julius Caesar
B. Marc Antony
C. Augustus Caesar

_____ 3. The Trojans' enemy among the gods is

A. Juno
B. Venus
C. Jupiter

_____ 4. Aeneas is motivated most by

A. fate
B. a sense of duty
C. fierce ambition

_____ 5. The Queen of Carthage is

A. Dido
B. Creusa
C. Lavinia

_____ 6. A flashback about the fall of Troy occurs when Aeneas

A. tells Dido of his past
B. meets Anchises in the Underworld
C. is welcomed to Italy by Latinus

_____ 7. Virgil shows that the Trojans were only defeated by

A. their own cowardice
B. treachery and deceit
C. superior military strategy

_____ 8. Aeneas wanders for years, just like Homer's hero

A. Hector
B. Achilles
C. Odysseus

_____ 9. Allecto is sent by Juno to

A. whip up thoughts of war
B. calm the angry Latins
C. make Aeneas fall in love with Lavinia

_____ 10. Turnus' great flaw is that

A. his passion for war is out of control
B. he is a weak soldier
C. he falls in love with a woman


11. What qualities make Aeneas a great leader?

12. Discuss how Aeneas' travels in the first six books of the Aeneid
represent a voyage of self-discovery.

13. Do you like Aeneas or Dido better? Why?

14. Why does Aeneas kill Turnus? Was it the right thing to do?

15. Compare Dido and Turnus. How are they similar? How are they
different?


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