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Week 10: Gesta Romanorum: Jovinianus

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Vocabulary | Etymology | Grammar
Reading Overview | Quiz: English
| Quiz: Latin | Latin Composition
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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. Emperor Jovinianus boasted to himself that he was as great as God.
  2. Jovinianus went hunting all alone.
  3. Jovinianus had to change clothes while he was hunting because they were stained with blood.
  4. An angel identical in appearance to Jovinianus stole his clothes.
  5. Jovinianus had to go in the nude to the house of one of his soldiers to ask for clothes and a horse.
  6. The empress immediately recognized Jovinianus, her husband of 26 years, when he showed up at the palace.
  7. Jovinianus was punished by being locked in prison and denied food and water.
  8. Jovinianus was restored to favor with God by praying to the Virgin Mary to intercede for him.
  9. After the hermit heard Jovinianus's confession and absolved him, he was able to recognize the emperor.
  10. The man who "assumed" Jovinianus's identity was a guardian angel.

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