Test Information and Sources

Available Tests

  • Lower Grammar:  50 multiple choice questions + 5 tie breakers regarding Latin Grammar for Levels 1/2, 1, & 2
  • Upper Grammar:  50 multiple choice questions + 5 tie breakers regarding Latin Grammar for Levels 3+
  • Novice Reading Comprehension:  40 multiple choice questions based on two to three Latin passages (passages will be included in the test) for Levels 1/2
  • Lower Reading Comprehension:  40 multiple choice questions based on two to three Latin passages (passages will be included in the test) for Level 2
  • Upper Reading Comprehension:  40 multiple choice questions based on two to three passages (passages will be included in the test) regarding Latin passages for Levels 3+
  • Roman History:  50 multiple choice questions + 5 tie breakers regarding Roman history for All Levels
  • Ancient Geography:  50 multiple choice questions + 5 tie breakers all based regarding five to ten maps of the Classical world (maps will be included in the test) for All Levels
  • Roman Life and Customs:  50 multiple choice questions + 5 tie breakers regarding Roman Life and Customs for All Levels
  • Latin Derivatives:  50 multiple choice questions + 5 tie breakers regarding Latin derivatives in English for All Levels
  • Latin Mottoes and Abbreviations:  50 multiple choice questions + 5 tie breakers regarding Latin Mottoes and Abbreviations for All Levels
  • Classical Mythology:  50 multiple choice questions + 5 tie breakers regarding Classical Mythology for All Levels
  • Greek Pentathlon:  10 questions in each of the following categories:  Greek Art and Literature, Greek Culture, Greek Vocabulary, Greek Grammar, and Greek Derivatives ( it replaces Greek Triathlon and Greek Derivatives) for All Levels
  • Academic Decathlon:  100 Multiple choice questions regarding the following categories:  Latin Grammar, Latin Vocabulary, Latin Reading Comprehension, Roman History, Ancient Geography, Roman Life and Customs, Latin Derivatives, Latin Mottoes and Abbreviations, Classical Mythology, Classical Literature, and Classical Art and Architecture for All Levels
  • Classical Literature:  25-35 multiple choice questions on the literature written during the Classical Period (prior to 500 AD) + 5-15 multiple choice questions on Literature written since 500 BC with Classical significance + 5 tie breakers  for All Levels
  • Classical Art and Architecture:  25-35 multiple choice questions on the art and architecture of Greece and Rome created prior to 500 AD + 5-15 multiple choice questions on art and architecture created since 500 AD with Classical significance for All Levels.  This test will include a visual portion wherein slides will be projected during the testing period to assist in answering test questions.

Sources for Academic Tests

  • Latin Grammar
    • Latin texts (Wheelock, Moreland and Fleischer, Our Latin Heritage, Latin: Our Living Heritage)
    • A New Latin Grammar, Allen and Greenough (link)
  • Latin Derivatives
    • Latin-English/English-Latin Derivative Dictionary, Greenwald (available from James Greenwald, Marquette University High School, 3401 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53208; $20; make checks payable to MUHS, all proceeds go to MUHS JCL)
    • Dictionary of Latin and Greek Origins, Moore and Moore
  • Mythology
    • Classical Mythology, Morford and Lenardon
    • Meridian Handbook of Classical Mythology, Tripp
  • Mottoes/Abbreviations
    • Amo, Amas, Amat and More, Ehrlich
    • Latin for the Illiterati, Stone
    • More Latin for the Illiterati, Stone
    • Latin authors; dictionaries of quotations such as The Anchor Book of Latin Quotations
  • Roman Life and Customs
    • Private Life of the Romans, Johnston (link)
    • Roman Life, Johnston
    • Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome, Adkins and Adkins
    • The Ancient Romans, Starr
  • Greek Derivatives (no knowledge of the Greek alphabet is necessary)
    • Greek-English Derivative Dictionary (available from TMRC)
    • Dictionary of Latin and Greek Origins, Moore and Moore
  • Classical Art:
    • The Art of Greece and Rome, Woodford
    • The Oxford History of Classical Art, Boardman ed.
  • History
    • A History of the Roman People, Heichelman, Yeo, and Ward
    • The Penguin Dictionary of Ancient History
    • A History of Rome, Cary and Scullard
    • Caesar and Christ, Durant
    • A Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome, Adkins and Adkins
    • Ancient History, Cheilik
    • Ancient Greece from Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times, Martin
    • Ancient Greece: A Political, Social and Cultural History, Pomeroy
  • Reading Comprehension
    • see Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Latin Vocabulary
    • Latin texts
    • Latin Word Building and Etymology, Sadler
    • Basic Latin Vocabulary, Brunel
    • Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency, Traupman
    • The New College Latin and English Dictionary, Traupman
    • The Vocabulary of High School Latin (link)
  • Greek Pentathlon
    • Athenaze Books I and II, Greek: An Intensive Course, Hansen and Quinn
    • Sources listed above for Greek history and literature
  • Ancient Geography
    • Elementary Latin texts
    • Historical atlases
    • Map of Rome, Roma Urbs Imperatorum Aetate, Roma, Ostia, Pompei and Student Map of Rome (all available from TMRC)
    • Handbook to Life in Ancient Rome, Adkins and Adkins
    • Ancient History Atlas, Grant
  • Classical Literature
    • Life and Literature in the Roman Republic, Frank
    • History of Latin Literature, Hadas
    • The Cambridge History of Classical Literature, Vol. II Latin Literature
    • A Handbook to Latin Literature, Rose
    • Latin Literature, Conte
    • History of Greek Literature, Hadas
    • Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece, Adkins and Adkins
    • Ancient authors
  • Academic Pentathlon:
    • See Grammar, Latin Derivatives, Mythology, Mottoes/Abbreviations, Roman Life and Customs, Classical Art, History, Vocabulary, Ancient Geography and Classical Literature
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