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Week 3. Vulgata: Samson.

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Grammar Review: 3rd Declension Nouns

The grammar preparation quiz covers the information shown below; make sure you study this information carefully before you try to take the quiz. When you are ready, log in to Blackboard to take the quiz. You can take the online quiz as often as you want; the computer will record your most recent score. The quiz will be available until Wednesday midnight.

If you are not a University of Oklahoma student, you can find this same quiz at QUIA.

3rd Declension Nouns. This week your vocabulary consists of 3rd declension nouns. In terms of sheer numbers and frequency, 3rd declension nouns are more common than the 1st and 2nd declension nouns which you studied last week. Unfortunately, you cannot predict the form of these nouns by looking up the dictionary form: you absolutely must learn the genitive singular ending of each third declension noun, and you must also learn its gender. For your quiz this week, make sure you are perfectly familiar with this information about 3rd Declension Nouns Stems and Endings.

For the quiz, you will need to be able to "fill in the blank" with an appropriate form of the noun. You will be given the dictionary form of the noun, singular or plural. You will then supply the appropriate form based on what the sentence requires: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, or ablative. You will take the number, singular or plural, from the dictionary form that you are given. Example:

(imperator) Video ___________. Answer: imperatorem (accusative singular)

(mulieres) Dabimus vinum _________. Answer: mulieribus (dative plural)

  1. (vox) - Clamavit ____ magna.
  2. (mons) - Video _____.
  3. (laus) - Sapientia _____ accipiet.
  4. (mens) - Non est compos ____ !
  5. (mater) - Quid filius dixit _____?
  6. (dux) - Non habemus _____.
  7. (uxor) - Ab _____ salvatus est.
  8. (pater) - Filius _____ vinum dat.
  9. (rex) - Timeo ____ verba.
  10. (milites) - Ubi est _____ domus?
  11. (tempora) - Scribo de _____ nostris.
  12. (fratres) - Monasterium ______ placet.


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