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1. Thanksgiving is coming up soon! Hooray! While most people eat turkeys for Thanksgiving, some eat chicken. What is the Latin word for chicken? PULLUS / GALLINA
          Bonus A: Some people might even eat goose! What is the Latin word for a goose? ANSER
          Bonus B: Please say in Latin, "We have a chicken." PULLUM/GALLINAM HABEMUS

2. Halloween has just passed. Surely you saw all of the black and orange that adorned people's homes. How do we say "black and orange" in Latin? ATER ET FLAMMEUS
          Bonus A: Halloween has been associated with All Saints' Day. What is the Latin word for "all"? OMNIS
          Bonus B: What is the Latin word for "day"? DIES

3. Continuing this holiday theme, tell us the rough Roman equivalent of Christmas. SATURNALIA
          Bonus A: What special thing happened to slaves on Saturnalia? THEY COULD SWITCH ROLES WITH THEIR MASTERS
          Bonus B: Don't we all love the song that refers to the twelve days of Christmas? How do we say twelve in Latin? DUODECIM

4. Name the holiday in February when strapping young Roman boys would run around with strips of goat skin, chasing young Roman girls. LUPERCALIA
          Bonus A: For us, February is the month of love think of Valentine's Day! Who was the Roman god of love? CUPID
          Bonus B: What is the Roman name for the mother of Cupid? VENUS

5. What might one find lots of in the Roman festival of Floralia? FLOWERS
          Bonus A: Say in Latin, "of Floralia." FLORALIAE
          Bonus B: What case did you use to translate "of Floralia"? GENITIVE

6. Ok, enough questions about holidays! Speaking of enough, how do we say "enough" in Latin? SATIS
          Bonus A: Do not confuse "satis" with this Latin word that means "at once." STATIM
          Bonus B: What short English word, used often by doctors, is a derivative of statim? STAT

7. List two prepositions that take the accusative case. PER, AD, SUPER, TRANS, CIRCUM, IN (sometimes), etc..
          Bonus A: Say in Latin, "through the woods." PER SILVAS
          Bonus B: Say in Latin, "around the Circus Maximus." CIRCUM CIRCUM MAXIMUM

8. Let's not leave out the ablative! List two prepositions that take the ablative case. PRO, DE, CUM, IN (sometimes), etc.
          Bonus A: Many Roman authors have used the preposition "de" to title their works of literature. Please translate the title of Cicero's work, "De Amicitia." ON FRIENDSHIP
          Bonus B: One of the leadership positions in the Senate of the United States is the President pro tempore. What does pro tempore mean? FOR THE TIME

9. Figulus Pilosus! That's Harry Potter's name in Latin. It turns out that there are numerous instances in the Harry Potter series when Latin is used. For example, why is the name Albus Dumbledore so appropriate? BECAUSE ALBUS MEANS WHITE, AND ALBUS DUMBLEDORE IS AN OLD MAN
          Bonus A: Who is Fluffy's mythological equivalent? CERBERUS
          Bonus B: Fluffy and Cerberus both have three heads. How do we say "three" in Latin? TRES

10. Staying on the Harry Potter theme, let's talk about Professor Minerva McGonagle, named after the Roman goddess Minerva. What did the goddess Minerva control? (TACTICAL) WAR
          Bonus A: Minerva possessed a shield with the face of who on it? MEDUSA
          Bonus B: Who was Minerva's equivalent among the gods? MARS

11. Please translate into English, "Ad Forum ambulare cupit." HE DESIRES TO WALK TO THE FORUM
          Bonus A: What form of the verb is "ambulare"? INFINITIVE
          Bonus B: Translate "to love." AMARE

12. How many principal parts does a verb have? FOUR
          Bonus A: Which principal part is the infinitive? SECOND
          Bonus B: How do we say "second" in Latin? SECUNDUS

13. Welcome to question thirteen. Responde Latine. Quot sunt tredecim minus decem? TRES
          Bonus A: Welcome to Bonus One. Responde Latine. Quot sunt unus multiplicatum per centum? CENTUM
          Bonus B: Welcome to Bonus Two. Responde Latine. Quot sunt duo divisum per duo? UNUS

14. Quid est nomen tibi? STUDENT SHOULD SAY HIS/HER NAME
          Bonus A: Quid est nomen praesidi Civium Consociatorum Americae? GEORGE W. BUSH
          Bonus B: I will read two questions to you. Pick one of the two questions to answer. Question 1: Quid est nomen gubernatori Marylandiae? PARRIS N. GLENDENING Question 2: Quid est nomen gubernatori Virginiae? MARK WARNER

15. Who was the last king of Rome? TARQUINIUS SUPERBUS
          Bonus A: What other king of Rome shared the name Tarquinius? TARQUINIUS PRISCUS
          Bonus B: How many kings in total did Rome have? Answer in Latin. SEPTEM

16. This road ran across the length of Italy from Roma to Brundisium. Name it. VIA APPIA / APPIAN WAY
          Bonus A: What range of mountains that runs down the spine of Italy would the Via Appia have to cross? APPENNINE MOUNTAINS
          Bonus B: What was th name of the road that ran through the Forum Romanum? VIA SACRA

17. Translate into Latin, "The woman works and prepares the food." FEMINA LABORAT ET CIBUM PARAT.
          Bonus A: What person, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd, is the verb laborat? THIRD
          Bonus B: In what case is the word "cibum"? ACCUSATIVE

18. Please give the Latin word and its meaning from which we derive our English word pugnacious. PUGNA MEANING A FIGHT or PUGNARE MEANING TO FIGHT
          Bonus A: From what Latin word and its meaning do we derive our English word bellicose? BELLUM MEANING WAR
          Bonus B: Now try this one aqueous. AQUA MEANING WATER

19. Change the following phrase to the plural: vir bonus. VIRI BONI
          Bonus A: Try this one feminae bonae. FEMINARUM BONARUM or FEMINIS BONIS
          Bonus B: Try this gladio longo. GLADIIS LONGIS

20. What is the Latin and its English meaning for which the abbreviation N.B. stands? NOTA BENE MEANING NOTE WELL
          Bonus A: What is the Latin and its English meaning for which the abbreviation E.G. stands? EXEMPLI GRATIA MEANING FOR EXAMPLE
          Bonus B: Now try this one B.I.D. BIS IN DIEM MEANING TWICE A DAY