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1

postage

pōnō

2

unattainable

tangō

3

citadel

cīvis

4

dial

diēs

5

brief

brevis

6

objection

iaciō

7

obey

audiō

8

vitiate

vitium

9

savor

sapiō

10

Give a synonym of amo

diligo

11

Give a synonym of pario

gigno

12

Give a synonym of lumen

lux

13

Give a synonym of beatus

laetus

14

Give a synonym of erga

ad

15

pedes

footsoldier

16

caleo

to be warm

17

aperio

to open

18

pontus

sea

19

equidem

indeed

20

lacerta

lizard

21

baca

berry

22

almus

nourishment

23

atavus

forefather

24

matertera

maternal aunt

25

gener

son in law

26

The soldier sheepishly admitted that the farmhouse HAD BEEN SET ON FIRE.

incēnsam esse

27

The displaced farmer watched the blaze WITH A SAD EXPRESSION.

vultū tristī

28

The general ordered the guilty soldier TO BE WHIPPED for his crime (Assume that “iubeō” is used for
“ordered”).

flagellārī

29

The soldier wept RATHER PITEOUSLY as his punishment was carried out.

miserābilius

30

The taskmaster ordered THE SOLDIER to moderate his wails of pain (Assume that “imperō” is used for
“ordered”).

mīlitī

31

Since the soldier continued to cry, the taskmaster again ordered the soldier TO MODERATE his wails of pain
(Assume that “imperō” is used for “ordered”).

ut moderārētur

32

The general proclaimed that the soldier was not suitable FOR LEADING.

ducendō

33

The general then said, “I MUST TRAIN THIS ARMY more strictly!”

Hic exercitus mihi exercendus est

34

The farmers WHOSE houses had been burned cheered at this proclamation.

quōrum

35

One farmer timidly asked, “You will rebuild our homes, won’t you?” Which of the following Latin words
would most likely begin that question?

Nōnne

36

A soldier cuffed the farmer and said, “DON'T SPEAK TO him without being spoken to!”

Nolī alloquī

37

After the soldiers departed, a village elder tried to calm the people by saying, “We can rebuild PROVIDED THAT
they do not return. ”

dummodo

38

One man shouted, “If they return, we will use OUR SWORDS and destroy them!”

nostrīs gladiīs

39

When several of his friends cheered him on, the man continued, “The five OF US will fight the Romans if
they return. Who’s with us!” The following silence was really uncomfortable…

ē nōbīs

40

Why did Dionysus give the golden touch to Midas?

As a reward for showing hospitality to Silenus

41

Which Greek deity was known for wearing a petasus?

Hermes

42

What mythological kingdom was ruled over by Lelex, Pandion, Pylas, and Nisus?

Megara

43

What king of Calydon was the father of Heracles’ second wife Deianeira?

Oeneus

44

What hero was once referred to in prophecy as “the man wearing only one shoe”?

Jason

45

Which of these statements about Elpenor is NOT true?
A. He was so swift that he could run on the tops of ears of corns without breaking them.
B. He was the youngest member of Odysseus’ crew.
C. He died by falling off of Circe’s roof.
D. He was the first shade to appear to Odysseus in the Underworld.

A. He was so swift that he could run on the tops of ears of corns without breaking them.

46

What group of mythological women fomented Typhoeus’ doom by convincing him to eat human food?

The Fates

47

What name in mythology is shared by a daughter of Agamemnon and the mother of Iris?

Electra

48

Who in mythology sailed with the Argonauts although he did not distinguish himself, but is better known
for cheating Heracles of his promised pay when Heracles successfully cleaned his stables?

Augeias

49

What was the name of the offspring of Demeter and Poseidon in the guise of a horse?

Despoina

50

With whose funeral does the Iliad end?

Hector’s

51

How did Lycomedes, king of the Scyrians, murder the famous hero Theseus?

He pushed him over a cliff.

52

The wife of Acastus, son of Pelias, is usually given as Astydameia, although she is also known by what
other name?

Hippolyte

53

Which son of Priam was awarded Helen’s hand after the death of Paris?

Deïphobus

54

NEOlogism

new

55

diaBOLical

to throw

56

HYGIEnic

healthy

57

BIOgraphy

life

58

SARCastic

flesh

59

SKEPtical

to examine

60

symMETRY

measure

61

ANTHRACite

charcoal

62

Select the English word that is NOT derived from the same Greek root as the others
A. minister B. metamorphosis C. monotonous D. monk

B. metamorphosis

63

Select the English word that is NOT derived from the same Greek root as the others.
A. disk B. orthodox C. dogmatic D. doxology

A. disk

64

Select the English word that is NOT derived from the same Greek root as the others.
A. hemorrhage B. surgery C. energy D. argon

A. hemorrhage

65

Select the English word that is NOT derived from the same Greek root as the others.
A. plastic B. plaza C. plateau D. birthplace

A. plastic

66

Select the English word that is NOT derived from the same Greek root as the others.
A. blameless B. prophet C. metaphor D. blasphemy

C. metaphor

67

Select the English word that is NOT derived from the same Greek root as the others.
A. pain B. penalty C. pheasant D. unpunished

C. pheasant

68

What occupation was known in Latin as molinarius?

miller

69

Who in Rome would wear a garment tied with what was known as cingulum herculeum?

bride

70

The cloak known to the Romans as the paenula was simply a lacerna with a hood attached. What was the
Latin term for that hood?

cucullus

71

With which of these activities was a fritillus most associated?

gambling

72

For what reason might a general in Rome paint his face red?

to participate in his triumphal procession

73

What specific service was given by the slaves known as aliptae?

massage

74

Who hired assassins to kill Tarquinius Priscus?

sons of Ancus Marcius

75

Name three wives of Claudius

Aelia Paetina, Plautia Urgulanilla, Valeria Messalina

76

What Roman general disgraced himself by convincing two legates of the Lusitanian general Viriathus to
return and assassinate him rather than negotiating in good faith?

Cn. Servilius Caepio

77

Who was given the advice “live in harmony, enrich the soldiers, and scorn all other men” by their dying
father, advice which went completely ignored by the elder brother?

Caracalla & Geta

78

Which of his wives gave birth to Julius Caesar’s only legitimate child, a daughter named Julia?

Cornelia

79

Who was proclaimed emperor by his troops after the death of Tacitus and had to deal with no fewer than
four rival claimants to the throne, including Tacitus’ half-brother Florianus? This emperor was
eventually assassinated by his own men and succeeded by Carus.

Probus

80

What firebrand, originally an ally of Marius, was declared a public outlaw and killed by patricians who
threw roof tiles at him?

L. Appuleius Saturninus

81

Which emperor built a wall in Britain the farthest north, extending east to the Firth of Forth and
approximately 100 miles north of Hadrian’s Wall?

Antoninus Pius

82

What fourth-century BC Roman general took his cognomen from a bird that aided him in slaying a Gallic
champion in single combat by pecking at the Gaul’s face to distract him?

Valerius Maximus

83

Which Roman emperor is usually lauded and revered by historians, conveniently overlooking little things
like the fact that he ordered his son Crispus and wife Fausta killed?

Constantine the Great