AP Latin : Using second-declension adjectives in Latin

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for AP Latin

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Using Second Declension Adjectives In Latin

Which adjective correctly completes the sentence below?

Agricola __________ est.

Possible Answers:

laetus

laeta

laeti

laetum

Correct answer:

laetus

Explanation:

Although "agricola" is a first declension noun, it is a rare exception to this declension in that it is masculine, meaning it would require the second declension masculine adjective form "laetus" in order to match grammtically in case, number and gender.

Example Question #2 : Using Second Declension Adjectives In Latin

Which adjective form properly completes the sentence?

Mare __________ est.

Possible Answers:

placidum

placidus

placida

placido

Correct answer:

placidum

Explanation:

"Mare" is a third declension neuter singular noun. Thus it requires the neuter nominative singular adjective form, "placidum."

Example Question #3 : Using Second Declension Adjectives In Latin

Which adjective form properly completes the sentence?

Cornu capri __________ est.

Possible Answers:

longus

longum

longa

longo

Correct answer:

longum

Explanation:

"Cornu" is a neuter fourth declension noun. It appears in the nominative singular case in this sentence, meaning it requires the neuter nominative singular form "longum."

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