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Barron's Booknotes-The Aeneid by Virgil-Free Book Summary
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TEST 2

_____ 1. Virgil wanted to tell the story of the founding of the Roman
Empire because

A. he felt the Empire had gone downhill
B. he believed Augustus was destined to rule the world
C. the Romans destroyed Carthage

_____ 2. Two major subjects of the Aeneid are

A. fate and duty
B. arms and the man
C. war and peace

_____ 3. Julius Caesar claimed that he was descended from

A. Jupiter
B. Latinus
C. Aeneas

_____ 4. Juno's favorite city is

A. Troy
B. Carthage
C. Rome

_____ 5. Dido fell in love with Aeneas because

A. Cupid shot her with an arrow
B. they were both exiles
C. Juno wanted to keep him in Carthage


_____ 6. Aeneas ran away from Troy because

A. he was told in a dream to find a second Troy
B. his father begged him to go
C. he was disillusioned with Troy's leaders

_____ 7. Aeneas gets a vision of the future of Rome when

A. Dido shows him her tapestry in Carthage
B. he visits Anchises in the Underworld
C. Evander welcomes him in Italy

_____ 8. A pair of close friends are

A. Turnus and Pallas
B. Aeneas and Ascanius
C. Nisus and Euryalus

_____ 9. Aeneas is similar to Homer's hero Achilles when

A. he mourns his father
B. he receives a magnificent shield from the gods
C. he goes to the Underworld

_____ 10. Rome was built on the site of:

I. Troy
II. Pallanteum
III. Latium

A. I and II only B. II and III only
C. I, II, and III

11. Discuss the relationship between anger and disorder in the Aeneid.

12. What is the role of fate in the Aeneid?

13. What is the relationship between the gods and men?

14. Discuss how Virgil uses fire as a symbol of destruction.

15. The Aeneid is an epic about Rome. Discuss.


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