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Question 1:

Question 2: This character was played by Sheila White in the 1976 ________ television adaptation of the two books, and was to have been played by Merle Oberon in Josef von Sternberg's 1937 film of I, Claudius.
Norwegian Broadcasting CorporationTG4BBCRaidió Teilifís Éireann

Question 3: In ________'s The Master and Margarita, Messalina is a guest at Satan's ball.
RussiansJoseph StalinRussiaMikhail Bulgakov

Question 4: A well known example of Messalina trying to eliminate her rivals was when ________ returned from exile after January 41.
Agrippina the ElderAgrippina the YoungerClaudiusNero

Question 5: Claudius, as an older man, could have died at any moment and ________ would have become the new emperor.
BritannicusCaligulaNeroValeria Messalina

Question 6: During the reign of another second cousin of hers, the unstable Emperor ________ (reigned 37-41), Messalina was very wealthy, an influential figure and a regular at Caligula’s court.

Question 7: Messalina bore Claudius two children: a daughter Claudia Octavia (born 39 or 40), who was a future empress, stepsister and first wife to the emperor Nero; and a son, ________ (born 41).
Valeria MessalinaCaligulaAgrippina the YoungerBritannicus

Question 8: ________, Satires 6, 10, 14
DomitianTacitusJuvenalRoman Empire

Question 9: Either in 37 or 38, Messalina married her second cousin ________, who was about 48 years old.

Question 10: Agrippina was a niece to Claudius, a daughter of Claudius’ late brother ________.
GermanicusAugustusCaligulaAgrippina the Elder

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