Forum Romanum #6 Non humilis mulier!

1. What is the quaestio hodierna (in Latin)?
2. What news has just been received in Rome?
3. What does Julia Pauli say is happening in the Roman Forum?
4. Who is the first person she interviews?
5. What does he think about the news?
6. What is the full name of the second person she interviews?
7. What is his occupation?
8. Why does he think that Cleopatra was not a humble woman?
9. Whom does Julia Pauli describe as mad (dementes) besides Cleopatra?
10. How does Julia Pauli describe Cleopatra’s love (amor)?
11. Why does Horace think that Cleopatra was so attractive to men like Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony?
12. Why does Horace say he is leaving the Forum?
13. What is the weather forecast in Italy for tomorrow?
14. What is the weather in Greece?
15. Where did Caesar Octavianus conquer Anthony and Cleopatra in a naval battle?
16. Name one landmark in Alexandria which Serenus mentions.
17. What was the answer to the quaestio hodierna?
18. What is the dictum hodierum?
19. What does it mean in English?
20. Find the following places on the map: Macedonia, Actium, Nilus, Alexandria.

These questions for the National Latin Exam Forum Romanum Series were prepared by Tom Sienkewicz of Monmouth College.