Latin I- Mr

Latin I- Mr. Ludwig                                                                              Nomen__________________

Poeta Clarus (___________________) p. 157

Once upon a time, the small boy Publius was living near Mantua, a town of Italy.  He was the son of a farmer.  Publius was not working in the fields, because he has never been well (strong/healthy), but he kept on loving the fields, forests, grain and horses.  In school, he used to read many books, he kept on hearing many stories about the glory of (his) fatherland and about the famous places of Italy; he kept on remembering the words and sayings of (his) teacher. (5)

___1. What is the action of the “rest of the boys” in line 6?

            A. they move   B. they moved  C. they remain  D. they remained

___2. What case and number is “studia” in line 7?

            A. nominative singular  B. nominative plural  C. accusative plural  D. dative plural

___3. What did Publius never make in the Forum (line 7)?

            A. Romans  B. words  C. statues  D. laws  E. values

___4. What is the subject of “kept on scaring” in line 8?

            A. the people  B. him  C. Publius  D. the words

___5. What did Publius “used to love” in line 8-9?

            A. war and arms  B. harmony and leisure  C. weapons  D. fleeing

___6. What did Publius “lose” in line 9?

            A. fields  B. house  C. family  D. aid  E. both a & b

___7. In line 10, “great thankfulness” is the direct object of what verb?

            A. he did hold  B. he holds  C. he kept on holding  D. he has had

___8. What did Publius “begin to write” about in line 11?

            A. various songs  B. fields of farmers  C. scribes  D. fields and farmers

___9. Publius wrote slowly and worked hard, but did not do what?

A.     sing much  B. do much  C. complete much  D. affect much

___10. What did Publius write about the Trojan war and the glory of Rome in line 13?

            A. great books  B. a letter  C. a great song  D. movie scripts

___11. What did Publius Vergilius Maro “conquer” in line 15?

            A. famous Romans  B. boys and girls  C. the rest of the poets  D. tough men

___12. What will you read stories “about” according to line 16?

            A. law  B. Aeneas  C. Vergil  D. beauty