Review Quiz #2 for Chapter 18

Review Quiz #2 for Chapter 18

1. Caesar Augustus said, "I found Rome a city of brick, but I left it a city of _______." a. women
b. lovers
c. marble
d. trees
e. enlightenment

2. The Feast of Lupercalia was in honor of the God... a. Hercules
b. Pan
c. Zeus
d. Sabina
e. Dionysus

3. Part of the rites of the festival concerned women who offered themselves up to be beaten with strips of goat hide because they wanted... a. immortality
b. love
c. to be initiated in the rites of the Bacchae
d. fertility
e. all of the above

4. Though some accounts give the cause of Romulus' death as murder by resentful politicians, the official account is that... a. he was abducted by the Fates
b. he vanished in a tornado
c. he became a constellation
d. he became the warrior God Quirinus
e. all of the above

5. The focus of the myth of Romulus and Remus is... a. the children of the Gods who are cast adrift
b. the fates of the women and children who suffer due to the lasciviousness of the Gods
c. the founding and expansion of the city
d. the founding of a cult committed to the old worship of fertility, grain and vine
e. the adulation of the warrior God Mars

6. The rape of the Sabine women could be seen to be most connected to the... a. idealization of women as purveyors of civilization
b. domination of the previous Etruscan culture
c. dominance of the patriarchal culture and the subservience of women
d. the need for connections and trade with cultures beyond the borders of Rome
e. the concept of the Harem as conceived by the God Mars

7. The Greeks usually portrayed rape as... a. a violation of sacred principles
b. irrational
c. savage and bestial
d. violence beyond approval
e. all of the above

8. What would NOT be a likely example of the Roman tendency to make myths more realistic? a. describing a real city
b. genealogy which includes real people
c. ancestral links to the gods and Goddesses
d. describing humorous escapades of the gods and Goddesses
e. describing the details of a politicians' career

9. The Romans evince a sense of practicality in their preferences of certain Gods and Goddesses -- instead of the Goddess of Wisdom, Athene, they prefer... a. the goddess of War
b. the Goddess of the Moon
c. the Goddess of the Hunt
d. the Goddess of Grain
e. the Goddess of the Underworld

10. The Romans preferred the God of War, Mars to the god of Light, Apollo because... a. they saw themselves as related to him
b. they were cursed by the Oracle of Apollo
c. they saw the God Apollo as effeminate
d. they were initiated into the dark arts of the Goddess culture
e. all of the above

11. Romans studied the intersection of myth and history because they felt that myths should... a. be used to achieve immortality through the use of supernatural and mystical spells
b. the only tell the truth
c. instruct
d. al low them to approach the Gods and Goddesses
e. all of the above

12. Virgil linked the Romans' ancestry to the... a. Caucasians
b. Persians
c. the Trojans
d. the Vikings
e. the Brits

13. One version of the myth of Romulus and Remus argues that the bothers actually represent a civil war -- Romulus, as winner, represents the patricians (aristocracy) and the loser, Remus, represents a. slaves
b. Persians
c. women
d. plebeians
e. animistic gods

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