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  1. Apennines
  2. alumna/alumnae
  3. Daphne
  4. fasces
  5. alibi
  1. a the mountain range running north to south that forms a spine in the center of the Italian peninsula.
  2. b in 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.
  3. c the bundled twigs around an ax which was the symbol of military control held by a dictator. fascists derive their name from this item.
  4. d nymph who was caught in an argument between Cupid and Apollo. Cupid made Apollo fall in love with her (wtih a golden arrow), but caused her to flee (with a lead arrow). Just when Apollo is about to catch his fleeing lover, she prays for rescue and is turned into a laurel tree.
  5. e nourished girl/girls; female graduates of an institution.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. by virtue of the office; used to show some aspect a person controls by virtue of their role in another office
  2. legendary date for the founding of Rome
  3. the people who inhabited central Italy before and during the early history of Rome.
  4. the study of the origin of language, the words themselves, and the change in definition of words.
  5. a tall, 2 handled vase/urn often used to carry wine.

5 True/False questions

  1. errare humanum estLatin for "to err is human" the idea that humans are by nature fallible


  2. ArchimedesGreek scientist/philosopher who is credited with discovering water displacement to find the volume/density of objects as well as many other scientific and mathematic discoveries. Famously associated with the exclamation "Eureka" (I found it!)"


  3. alter egoanother I; someone who is your exact match in thought or expresssion.


  4. bona fide50 women who killed their husbands on their wedding night; depicted as being tortured in Hades as having to carry water in leaky jugs thus never completing their task into eternity.


  5. amphitheaternourishing mother; an institution of learning


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