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5 Matching questions

  1. etymology
  2. Chimera
  3. alter ego
  4. et al. / et alii
  5. amor omnia vincit
  1. a Latin for "and the others" often used to shorten a list of many names.
  2. b another I; someone who is your exact match in thought or expresssion.
  3. c a fire breathing monster which was a lioness with serpent for a tail and with a goat in the mid section.
  4. d love conquers all; phrase from Vergil's poem Eclogue 10.
  5. e the study of the origin of language, the words themselves, and the change in definition of words.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the first and last letters respectively of the Greek alphabet
  2. Greek writer of fables that explain the benefit or harm of certain character traits in a variety of situations.
  3. Latin for "to err is human" the idea that humans are by nature fallible
  4. tall mountain chain spanning France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy.
  5. the people who inhabited central Italy before and during the early history of Rome.

5 True/False questions

  1. April 21, 753 BClegendary date for the founding of Rome


  2. amphoraa tall, 2 handled vase/urn often used to carry wine.


  3. aliasin legal terms, it is the attempt to show that a defendant was not present at a crime location because others can place him/her at that time in a different place. From the Latin that means somewhere else.


  4. Cretelarge island to the south of Greece. Home of the Minoan civilization (early wealthy kingdom in early Greek history), known in myth as the home of King Minos's labyrinth and the Minotaur.


  5. Adriatic Seaa false name used to conceal identity. From the Latin that means another/other.