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1. Which famous Latin song, frequently sung in academic contexts, urges us to enjoy ourselves while we are young?
2. The term "president" is used in many languages and contexts. Which of these is an acceptable translation of the Latin origin of the word?
3. A high-ranking leader in the Roman priesthood had a title which, today, is used for the Pope, sometimes known as the Bishop of Rome. What title was this?
4. The word "doctor" is composed of the verbal stem "doct-" and the suffix "-or", which is used to make a noun. What meaning do these add up to?
5. If I said "Mi fili Brute", meaning "My son Brutus", what grammatical case would I be using?
6. Which of the following Latin words is the odd one out?
7. Aristotle argued for the existence of an "unmoved mover" or "prime mover", who at one time started and now upholds the universe and everything. Which of these best fits such an idea?
8. In some languages, the set materials or reading list for a school or university subject can be called the "pensum". What did this refer to in ancient Roman culture?
9. Words and syllables are fun. Sometimes, a syllable is called an antepenult, which means what?
10. "Puer puellam videt" can mean "The boy sees the girl". How can we tell that it's not the other way around?
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