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Week 7: Hrabanus Maurus: De rerum naturis.

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| Reading Quiz: Latin
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Reading Quiz

The English reading comprehension quiz involves a series of true / false questions (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 Thursday midnight.

  1. The word "terra" has many allegorical meanings.
  2. Hrabanus bases his arguments on citations from both the Old and New Testament.
  3. All the meanings of "terra" (earth) are positive.
  4. All the meanings of "lutum" (mud) are negative.
  5. The Bible describes the world as a circle, but it also says that it has four corners.
  6. Euclid demonstrates how a square can be inscribed in a circle.
  7. The four cardinal points are Africa, Asia, Europe and Ocean.
  8. The world is divided into three unequal parts.
  9. Europe occupies its own half of the earth, while Asia and Africa share the other half.
  10. The world was populated by the four sons of Noah.

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