1. Dei boni nobis sunt
    1. have been
    2. are
    3. were
    4. will be
  2. Vita sine libertate misera est.​
    1. for liberty
    2. from liberty
    3. because of liberty
    4. without liberty
  3. Videbimus urbes ______ in Italia.​
    1. pulchram
    2. pulchris
    3. pulchrae
    4. pulchras
  4. Puer with his sisters in silva ambulabat.
    1. cum sororibus
    2. circum sorores
    3. prope sorores
    4. sororibus
  5. Meus pater erit ______.​
    1. rege
    2. regem
    3. rex
    4. regi
  6. Debemus servare nostram pecuniam.​
    1. have saved
    2. are saving
    3. to save
    4. will save
  7. Civis in forum tubis convocabimus.
    1. of trumpets
    2. with trumpets
    3. trumpets
    4. to trumpets
  8. Hic poeta late notus est.​
    1. wide
    2. widely
    3. widest
    4. very widely
  9. Laboratne cum amico in agro?
    1. Why is he working
    2. When does he work
    3. He is not working
    4. Is he working
  10. Romani senatores pacem, non bellum, rogabunt.
    1. will ask for
    2. asked for
    3. are asking for
    4. were asking for
Derivations, Mythology, and Culture
  1. When the student looked at the clock and realized that the afternoon had gone quickly, he exclaimed,​
    1. Amor omnia vincit!
    2. Cave canem!
    3. Ad astra per aspera!
    4. Tempus fugit!
  2. To the Romans she was Juno, but the Greeks called her
    1. Athena
    2. Artemis
    3. Demeter
    4. Hera
  3. The lucid statement in the lawyer's closing argument greatly influenced the jurors.​
    1. bitter
    2. enlightening
    3. kind
    4. bold
  4. During the Republic​
    1. two consuls were elected
    2. kings seized power by military takeover
    3. Rome was founded
    4. emperors were appointed
  5. The city of Rome was founded by​
    1. Jupiter
    2. Romulus
    3. Neptune
    4. Athena
Reading Passage
A Mule Learns a Lesson


Olim duo muli iter faciebant. Primus mulus multam   iter faciebant=were making a journey

pecuniam portabat. Erat superbus quod dominus ei   superbus=exceedingly proud ei=to him

pecuniam dederat; itaque caput altum tenebat. Secundus    dederat=had given

mulus multum frumentum ortabat. Demittebat caput  frumentum=grain   demittebat=lowered

et tarde ambulabat. "Cupio portare pecuniam, non

frumentum," dixit. "Cur dominus pecuniam mihi non

dedit? Sum miser."

Ubi muli ad flumen veniebant, tres viri qui sub ponte latebant    latebant=were hiding

ad eos cucurrerunt. Primum mulum gladio necaverunt  cucurrerunt=ran; necaverunt=killed

et pecuniam ceperunt, sed secundum mulum non necaverunt.

"Iam laetus sum," dixit secundus mulus. "Et meum frumentum

et vitam habeo. Paupertas est tutior quam opes!" Paupertas=poverty; tutior=safer; opes=wealth

  1. What task had the master given to the mules?
    1. plowing a field
    2. transporting loads
    3. pulling a barge on a river
    4. competing in a contest
  2. Why, according to lines 2-3, was the first mule so proud?
    1. He thought he would win the contest
    2. He had plowed more than the second mule
    3. He was the stronger of the two mules
    4. His load was worth more than that of the second mule
  3. The second mule felt
    1. inferior
    2. angry
    3. excited
    4. proud
  4. How did the second mule show his feelings (lines 4-5)?
    1. He bragged about his honor
    2. He quit eating
    3. He lowered his head and walked slowly
    4. He refused to move
  5. In line 8, we learn that the three men approached the mules as the mules were
    1. running across the field
    2. coming toward the river
    3. hiding behind rocks
    4. in the middle of the bridge
  6. In lines 9-10, the men
    1. killed the judges in the contest
    2. killed the mule driver
    3. robbed and killed the first mule
    4. killed each other
  7. At the end of the story the second mule rejoiced because
    1. his life had been spared
    2. he now had a chance to carry a valuable load
    3. he had been declared the victor
    4. he was finally recognized for all his hard work
  8. The lesson of this story is that
    1. having money can have disadvantages
    2. the more money one has, the more power one wields
    3. self-confidence insures success
    4. hard work brings recognition

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