SAT II Latin : Latin Noun Paradigms

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SAT II Latin

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Using Typical Form Third Declension Latin Nouns

The nominative plural of fulmen is __________.

Possible Answers:

fulmina

fulmena

fulmines

fulminae

fulmenes

Correct answer:

fulmina

Explanation:

The noun lightning, fulmen is a third-declension neuter noun. As such, the proper ending for the nominative plural is -a. The genitive, which determines the stem, is fulminis; therefore the correct nominative plural is fulmina.

Example Question #1 : Using Fourth Declension Latin Nouns

The correct accusative singular of cornū is __________.

Possible Answers:

cornūum

cornūs

cornū

cornūm

cornūa

Correct answer:

cornū

Explanation:

The correct accusative singular of cornū is cornū. This is a fourth declension neuter -ū noun, and the accusative and nominative declensions match in neuter genders.

Example Question #1 : Latin Nouns

Please choose the correct answer from the options below

The proper ablative and dative plural form of the word Dea is __________.

Possible Answers:

Deis

Dea

Dearum

Deam

Deabus

Correct answer:

Deabus

Explanation:

The noun "dea," though it is a first declension noun, is "deabus" in the plural dative and ablative, so as not to get it mixed up with the ablative and dative plural of the 2nd declension masculine noun "deus."

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