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Latin II Midterm Study Guide - January 2012

Part I: Reading Comprehension

Read the story and answer the comprehension questions that follow.

Part II: Grammatical Concepts

A. Answer the questions on the line provided. Line numbers refer to the text on page 1 of the midterm. Know types of participles and what the term "modify" means.

Ex: What kind of participle is vocantem?

B. Identify the use of the subjunctive mood in the following sentences.

Ex: Quintus scivit ubi Salvius Agricolam decepisset.

C. Identify the tense of the subjunctive verb in the following sentences.

Ex: Quintus scivit ubi Salvius Agricolam decepisset.

D. Choose the best translation of the following sentences.

Ex: cum Quintus discessisset, Salvius erat iratus.

  1. a. When Quintus was leaving, Salvius was angry.
  2. b. When Quintus left, Salvius became angry.
  3. c. When Quintus had left, Salvius was angry.
  4. d. When Quintus has left, Salvius was angry.

E. Identify the case of the following words. Line numbers refer to the text on page 1 of the midterm.

Ex: villa

F. Identify the tense of the following words.

Ex: vincebamus

G. Write the best translation of the following verbs, using the correct subject and helping verb.

Ex: deseruisti

Part III: Culture

Answer the following questions in a complete, well-constructed paragraph that includes supporting details. Know topics from each stage.

Stage 21 – Aquae Sulis, its location, function, and physical description, etc.

Stage 22 – curse tablets – function, physical description, where they were found, etc.

Stage 23 – Roman divination – definition, function, descriptions, etc.

Stage 24 – Roman roads – function, capabilities, description, etc.

Stage 25 – Roman army, auxiliary troops, legionary soldiers, etc.

Part IV: Vocabulary

From a Latin story, write the English meaning of the Latin words in bold.

Ex: defixionem _________________

Part V: Translation

Render the passage into grammatically correct English.