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Week 8: Physiologus.

Background | Background Quiz | Starting Assumptions | Resources | Extras
Vocabulary | Etymology | Grammar | Perseus Dictionary | Perseus Tool

Reading Overview | Reading Quiz: English
| Reading Quiz: Latin
Discussion Questions | Latin Composition | Weekly Checklist

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 beaver is a fierce creature.
  2. The beaver castrates itself, and throws its testicles to the hunter.
  3. The beaver is a symbol of the devil.
  4. The fox is a symbol of the devil.
  5. The fox captures birds by pretending to be dead.
  6. The birds attack the fox with their beaks and claws.
  7. Elephants give birth three times per year.
  8. Elephants use mandrake roots as a contraceptive.
  9. The small elephant pulls the fallen elephant from the trap.
  10. The small elephant is like the Good Samaritan in the parable.

Modern Languages 4970 / MRS 4903: Medieval Latin. Spring 2003 Online Course at the University of Oklahoma. Visit for more info.
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