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1. _____ [16ff] Why does Dido feel guilty about her love for Aeneas? (a) because she has betrothed herself to Turnus; (b) because she has sworn a vow of chastity to Sychaeus; (c) because she fears Roman cunning; (d) because love for Aeneas throws her into conflict with Anna.
B--he vow to the dead Sychaeus is broken by her love for Aeneas. She will regret her choice.
2. _____ [41ff] How does Anna respond to Dido's passionate confession? (a) she is repulsed and horrified ; (b) she is sympathetic and responsive; (c) she fails to understand; (d) she confesses that she too has the same feelings.
B--Anna facilitates Dido's fatal choice by acting as as an "enabler".
4. _____ [219ff] Which god (or goddess) “marries” (or vows to marry) Aeneas and Dido? (a) Athene; (b) Juno; (c) Jupiter; (d) Venus.
B-she says that "she'll be there in the cave with A. and Dido. Later, Aeneas will deny that this was a marriage.
6. _____ [457ff; 467ff; 482ff] In Aeneas' not very effective reply to Dido, he mentions several reasons for his leaving. Which apply? (Please select ALL the correct answers) (a) he was ordered to do so by the gods; (b) he fears Phoenician treachery; (c) he never really officially married Dido; (d) he fears he is robbing Ascanius of his opportunities.
A-C-D. Aeneas' reply is weak, at least when compared with Dido's passionate outburst of accusations.
8. _____ [888ff] Which of the following describes Dido's mental state at the time of her death? (a) calm, resigned; (b) deranged, mad, out of control; (c) resolved now to marry Turnus; (d) angry at Anna as well as Aeneas, but resolved to end her life with dignity.
C--she seems to have gone mad with fear, guilt and regret. Particularly, as she realizes that Aeneas is leaving immediately.
9. _____ [915] How does Dido die? (a) stabs herself; (b) burns herself alive on a pile of Aeneas' possessions; (c) hangs herself; (d) takes poison.
A--she stabs herself with Aeneas' sword (like driving his sports car into a tree).
10. _____ [964] What does Iris do when she comes down to Dido's body? (a) she closes Dido's eyelids; (b) she cuts Dido's hair; (c) she cuts a slip of Dido's gown; (d) she pours a libation over the altar.
B--the cutting of the hair is like what the Greek fates do: they cut the thread of life. And Dido dies. Dido is one of the arch distractions in Aeneas' life.