Tests and Exams

CAMWS Latin Translation Contest

This information was updated on Friday, September 6, 2019.

Deadline: Friday, October 25, 2019

  • Take a look at the promotional flyer
  • This exam is open to all Latin students:
    • Latin II and Latin III students take the Intermediate Exam
    • Latin IV and Latin V students take the Advanced Exam
  • This exam will be given on Thursday, December 5, 2:30-3:30 PM
  • Cost: $2.00 per student
  • Format: paper and pen/pencil
  • Awards:
    • Advanced Level:
      • top 10 most outstanding papers will each receive a $250 cash prize
      • additional 20 outstanding contestants will receive a book prize relevant to classical antiquity
      • up to 30 other writers of meritorious examinations will receive letters of commendation
    • Intermediate Level:
      • top 10 most outstanding papers will each receive a $50 cash prize
      • an additional 10 outstanding contestants will receive a book prize relevant to classical antiquity
      • up to 30 other writers of meritorious examinations will receive a letter of commendation

CAV Latin Tournament (Virginia State Latin Exam)

This information has not yet been updated for 2019-2020.

Deadline: TBA

85th ANNUAL CAV LATIN TOURNAMENT (VIRGINIA STATE LATIN EXAM)

  • This exam is open to Latin students invited by Mr. Keith
  • Deadline: Register with Mr. Keith by TBA
  • Cost: $3.00
  • This exam will be given TBA
  • Format: 75 multiple choice questions on bubble sheet with #2 pencil AND a 25 point written translation from Latin into English (90 minutes)
  • Levels: Latin I, Latin II, Advanced Latin Prose (for Latin III), and Caesar (for Advanced Latin Prose/Latin IV & V students)
  • Awards Per Level: Jefferson Cup & certificate for First Place, medals & certificates for Second and Third Place, and certificates for honorable mention. Note: RHS students will compete only against other Latin students in traditional, public school programs in Virginia
  • Syllabus for the exam

Classical Literacy Exam (CLE)

This information has not yet been updated for 2019-2020.

Deadline: TBA

The Classical Literacy Exam tests classical terms, phrases, and identifications, exactly like we cover each day in class. Students are provided a list of terms, appropriate for their level*, and from which the questions on the exam are drawn. The exam features 50 fill-in-the-blank questions, without a word bank, exactly like the Extra Credit, Classical Literacy Test we take at the end of each semester. General information is available at the CLE website.

*At RHS, we have Latin I take the Introductory Level exam, Latin II the Level I exam, Latin III the Level II exam, and Advanced Latin (Latin IV and V) the Level III exam. N.B. Students on every level are responsible for knowing the terms on all lower levels, i.e., a student taking the Level II exam must know the terms from the Level II list, the Level I list, and the Introductory Level list.

Specifics:

  • Cost: $1.00
  • Sign-up Deadline: Thursday, January 21, 2016
  • Exam Date: Friday, February 26 during Bear Block -- location TBA
  • Availability: Open to all Latin students

Awards:

  • Perfect, gold, silver, and bronze medals and certificates and honorable mention certificates are awarded for outstanding scores on Levels I, II, and III.
  • Five $100.00 awards are available for students who earn a gold medal and submit an essay on the importance of classical literacy.
  • Extra credit for a score of at least 30 out of 50

Here are some matching questions to try. Take a look at past exams for practice:

Classical Scholars Exam (CSE)

This information has not yet been updated for 2019-2020.

Deadline: TBA

The Classical Scholars Exam is a test which covers material from the Classical Literacy Exam and more challenging questions from ancient Greek and Roman culture, history, and mythology, appropriate for those students* who participate in certamen. The exam features 50 fill-in-the-blank questions, without a word bank, exactly like the Extra Credit, Classical Literacy Test we take at the end of each semester. General information is available at the CSE website.

*There are three divisions of competition: 6th-8th grade, 9th-10th grade, and 11th-12th grade.

Specifics:

  • Cost: FREE
  • Sign-up Deadline: Thursday, January 21, 2016
  • Exam Date: Friday, February 26 at the beginning of certamen practice
  • Availability: Open to certamen participants only
  • Extra Credit: None

Awards:

  • Perfect, gold, silver, and bronze medals and certificates and honorable mention certificates are awarded for outstanding scores in each division.
  • Five $100.00 awards are available for students who earn a gold medal and submit an essay on the importance of classical literacy.
  • There is no extra credit available for this activity.

Take a look at past exams for practice:

Both the Classical Literacy Exam and the Classical Scholars Exam are products of Albuquerque Academy in New Mexico.

Medusa Mythology Exam

This information was updated on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020

  • This exam is open to all Latin students. Take a look at the MME website.
  • This exam will be given on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 2:30-3:15 PM in the Latin Room.
  • 2020 theme: "Family Feud": Take a look at the study guide.
  • Cost: $4.00.
  • Deadline to sign up: Friday, January 31, 2020.
  • Format:
    • bubble sheet and #2 pencil
    • 40 multiple choice questions (in 40 minutes)
  • Levels: 9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade.
  • Awards: Corona Olivae and Corona Laurea certificates; bronze, silver, and gold awards with certificates. Gold medal award winners are eligible to apply for cash achievement awards. Perfect papers may receive cash awards.
  • Extra credit will be awarded on the 4th marking period to those students who place on this contest.

National Latin Exam (NLE)

This information was updated on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Updates will be made as they become available.

Deadline: N/A

  • This exam is a part of the Latin program at Riverbend HS: All Latin students are expected to participate
  • This exam will be given on a date in late February or early March to be announced
  • Cost: FREE (All fees paid by the school and the Latin Club)
  • Format:
    • bubble sheet and #2 pencils
    • 40 multiple choice questions (40 minutes)
  • Levels: Introduction to Latin, Latin I, Latin II, Latin III, Latin III-IV Poetry, Latin III-IV Prose, Latin V-VI+
  • Awards per Level: Gold Medal and certitficate for Summa Cum Laude, Silver Medal and certificate for Maxima Cum Laude, certificates for Magna Cum Laude and Cum Laude. Seniors earning a gold medal on Latin III or above will be sent an invitation to apply for renewable $2000 scholarship
  • Take a look at the syllabus for the NLE
  • Practice for the NLE by using the NLE Practice App

NJCL Exams

This information has not yet been updated for 2019-2020.

Deadline: TBA

NJCL NATIONAL LATIN VOCABULARY EXAM (NLVE)

Deadline: PASSED

  • This exam is open to Latin Club members only
  • This exam will be administered during Latin class on Tuesday, March 10 or Wednesday, March 11
  • Cost: $4.00
  • Format:
    • online
    • 70 multiple choice questions (45 minutes)
      • 1/3 relate to nouns; 1/3 relate to verbs; 1/3 address other parts of speech
      • will test meaning, ID of declension, gender, and nom./gen. forms for nouns
      • will test meaning, ID of conjugation, and principal parts of verbs
      • approximately 20 easy questions, 35 medium, and 15 difficult
  • Levels: 1/2, 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5+ with awards on each
  • Online Preparation Page (vocabulary lists and practice exams per level)

NJCL NATIONAL ROMAN CIVILIZATION EXAM (NRCE)

Deadline: TBA

  • This exam is open to Latin Club members only
  • This exam will be given on Friday, March 6 after school (during Certamen practice)
  • Cost: $4.00
  • Format:
    • online
    • 50 multiple choice questions (45 minutes)
      • approximately 25 questions on Roman history:
        • 5 monarchy, 10 republic, 10 empire
      • approximately 25 on Roman civilization
        • no more than two questions per clothing, housing, food & meals, Roman theater, gladiatorial games, chariot racing, religion, holidays & festivals, political and public career, roads, military, baths, geography, Roman slavery, and travel & communication
      • 10 easy questions, 10 medium, and 5 difficult in each category
  • Levels: 8th grade and below, 9th-10th grade, and 11th-12th grade with awards on each
  • Last year's exam for practice