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Study-guide and Sample Questions
for Latin II Final Exam (May 2013)
I Verbs:
You need to know: 1. how to form and translate the four tenses (pres, imperfect, perfect, and pluperf)
2. how to form and translate the 3 moods (Indicative, Imperative, and Subjunctive)
3. special verbs that take infinitives (volo, nolo, possum, necesse est, etc.)
4. verbs that take dative objects (persuadeo, favere, placet, etc.)
5. the three uses of the Subjunctive we learned (circumstantial, Ind. Quest., purpose)
1. What tense is cucurrit?
A. Present
B. Perfect
C. Imperfect
D. Pluperfect
2. What is the best way to translate: “cum portavisset”?
A. with the gate.
B. after he had carried.
C. when he was carrying. D. he had carried.
3. Say in Latin: “They are sleeping.”
A. Dormiunt.
B. Dormunt.
C. Dormant.
D. Dormint.
C. fortas
D. fortes
C. cantare novisti
D. cantare non vis
4. Say in Latin “you are able”?
A. potus es
B. potes
5. Say in Latin: “you don’t want to sing.”
A. cantare nolis
B. cantare nellis
II. Vocabulary
You’re responsible for all vocabulary we’ve covered. Remember the Comparative and superlative adverbs and
6. What is the 3rd Principal Part of capio, capere?
A. capivi
B. capui
C. cepi
D. cepivi
7. What does the Latin word “quot” mean?
A. quote
B. so much
C. how many
8. Complete this analogy: dies : nox :: multus : _____?______.
A. parvus
B. pauci
C. magnus
D. plus
D. where
III. Nouns, adjectives, and pronouns
You’re responsible for:
1. The formation and use of nouns in all 5 declensions and the 2 types of adjectives.
2. The use of each of the 5 cases.
3. ille, hic, iste, idem, ipse, qui, etc. and their use and meaning.
4. The agreement of adjectives with their nouns.
9. What is the dative singular of dies, diei?
A. diem
B. die
C. diei
D. di
10. Give the ablative plural for nox, noctis.
A. noctibus
B. nocte
C. noxe
D. noxibus
11. Which of the following endings is NOT a possible dative singular ending:
A. –o
B. –ui
C. –i
D. -a
12. What form of sacer, sacra, sacrum would agree (in case, number and gender) with the noun, arā?
A. sacra
C. sacrā
B. sacro
D. sacre
13. What form of qui, quae, quod do you need to complete the sentence:
“mercator navem, ______ nautae habebant, spectat.”?
A. qui
B. quae
C. quem
D. quam
14. What is the Latin word for ‘the same’?
A. ille, illa, illud B. iste, ista, istud C. idem, eadem, idem
D. ipse, ipsa, ipsum
IV. Participles
You’re responsible for the formation, use, and translation of the three type of participles.
1. present active (-ens, -entis)
2. perf. pass. (-us,-a,-um)
3. fut. pass (-endus, enda, endum)
15. What tense and voice of participle is facto?
A. Present Active
B. Perfect Passive C. Future Passive
D. It’s not a participle.
16. What is the best way to translate laudantibus?
A. going to be praised B. praised
C. praising
D. praise
17. What is the best way to translate the participle in “naves imperatori videndae sunt.”
A. will see
B. must be seen C. having been seen
D. seeing
18. Say in Latin the underlined portion of: “After they had been seen by the dogs, they fled.”
A. visi ab canibus B. visi canibus C. visus prope canibus D. visus canibus
V. Passages
There will be 3 passages to read on the test. They’ll be followed by multiple choice questions. The passages
will be taken from stories that we’ve read this year. One will be an unseen passage.
Passage: Modestus, egressus e culinā ubi cenam optimam consumpserat, ad carcerem lente redibat.
cum ambularet, sic cogitabat, “numquam cenam meliorem gustavi; numquam vinum suavius bibi.”
*He doesn’t care at all about Caledonia.
19. What did Modestus do before he was returning?
A. he left the kitchen
B. he was scared by a spider
C. he was started by a prisoner
D. None of the above
20. What’s the best way to describe “egressus” grammatically?
A. Perf. Pass. Partic. B. Pres. Act. Partic. C. Deponent Partic. D. Fut. Pass. Partic.
21. What best describes the manner in which Modestus was travelling.
A. quickly B. timidly C. slowly D. bravely
22. What mood is “consumserat”?
A. Indicative
B. Subjunctive
C. Imperative
D. happy
23. What mood is “ambularet”?
A. Indicative
B. Subjunctive
C. Imperative
D. happy
24. What is the best way to translate “suavius”?
A. sweet
B. sweeter C. sweetly D. more sweetly
25. What’s the best way to describe “meliorem” grammatically?
A. regular adjective
B. comparative adjective
C. superlative adjective
VI. English to Latin translation:
Sample question:
26. Say in Latin: “We bought food to prepare dinner.”
A. cibum emimus cenam parare.
B. cibum emimus ut cenam parare.
C. cibum emimus cenam pararemus.
D. cibum emimus ut cenam pararemus.
VII. Philosophy, culture, history, and Derivatives
You need to know derivatives from the vocabulary we’ve covered, the philosophy that we learned, the history
and culture that we’ve learned over the year. Re-reading the info at the end of each chapter will help. We
covered, among other things: Britain, and the Roman army.
27. Which branch of philosophy used atomic theory to dispel fears so that people could pursue a life free from
A. Epicureanism
B. Stoicism
C. Cynicism
D. Platonism
28. What is the meaning of the Latin word or words that lie at the root of the English word
A. mind
B. one
C. both A and B
D. Neither A nor B
29. What is the closest synonym for the SAT word, verbose?
A. wordy
B. sad
C. dark
D. green
30. What was the solider’s dagger called?
A. gladius
B. pugio
C. scutum
D. Pilum
31. Which of the following philosophers was executed in part because he encouraged people to question their
A. Plato
B. Socrates
C. Lucretius
D. Aristotle