CLAS 141_midterm_answers_09

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Spectacle and Entertainment in Ancient Rome Midterm Exam – answers October 29, 2009 1. The elite custom of making and displaying imagines is evidence of A. Roman nostalgia B. Roman status consciousness C. Roman conceptions of the purpose of history and biography D. competitiveness among elite Roman families for prestige E. all of the above E 2. Which Julio-Claudian emperor retired from Rome and stopped giving ludi altogether? A. Augustus B. Tiberius C. Julius Caesar D. Commodus E. Nero B 3. When was the fabula palliata especially popular? A. During the reign of the early kings of Rome B. During the Republican period of Roman history C. During the “Roman Revolution” D. During the Imperial period of Roman history E. All of the above B 4. If Roman comedy provided a “safety valve” or a “holiday for the superego” by showing the tricky slave and the disobedient son outwitting the stern father, then what social/psychological function did the triumph perform – and how?
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A. It created sympathy for Rome’s enemies, by displaying captive POW’s in chains B. It generated religious awe, by conducting the entire procession in holy silence C. It created a sense of community, by celebrating Rome’s victory over foreign enemies D. It created a “safety valve,” by allowing common people to express their negative feelings about their hated leaders briefly E. It created a security blanket, by officially deifying the triumphant general C 5. Fill in the blanks: ______’s play _________ was performed at ________ in ___. A. Terence; The Wild, Wild Women ; Julius Caesar’s funeral games; 44 BCE B. Plautus; Major Blowhard ; Nero’s triumph; 68 CE C. Seneca; Thyestes ; Scipio Africanus’ triumph; 264 BCE D. Terence; The Brothers ; Aemilius Paullus’ funeral games; 160 BCE E. Plautus; The Mother-in-Law
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