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Panegyric: Quiz


Question 1: This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the ________.
Public domainCopyright infringementCopyrightIntellectual property

Question 2: Cassiodorus the courtier and magister of ________ and his successors, left a book of panegyrics, his Laudes.
CharlemagneOdoacerTheodoric the GreatAlboin

Question 3: The most famous are the Olympiacus of ________, the Olympiacus of Lysias, and the Panegyricus and Panathenaicus (neither of them, however, actually delivered) of Isocrates.

Question 4: The most celebrated example of a ________ panegyric is that delivered by the younger Pliny (AD 100) in the senate on the occasion of his assumption of the consulship, containing a somewhat fulsome eulogy of Trajan.
LatinOld LatinVulgar LatinRoman Empire

Question 5: The poet Claudian came to Rome from Alexandria before about 395 and made his first reputation with a panegyric; he became court poet to ________.
Western Roman EmpireThermantiaStilichoByzantine Empire

Question 6: In ________ such speeches were delivered at national festivals or games, with the object of rousing the citizens to emulate the glorious deeds of their ancestors.

Question 7: 1660 in poetry, a year when several panegyrics were published by English poets in honor of ________ coming to power.
Charles II of EnglandWilliam III of EnglandCharles I of EnglandJames II of England

Question 8: Funeral orations, such as the famous speech put into the mouth of ________ by Thucydides, also partook of the nature of panegyrics.

Question 9: A panegyric is a formal public speech, or (in later use) written verse, delivered in high praise of a ________ or thing, a generally highly studied and discriminating eulogy, not expected to be critical.
PersonHuman rightsPropertyCivil and political rights


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