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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Latin to be added to 2016 MBE

In a surprise move, the National Conference of Bar Examiners has announced that Latin will be tested for the first time on the July 2016 MBE.  A couple of representative questions have been released, with correct answers but no explanations:

1.  Assiduus usus uni rei detius et ingenium et artem saepe vincit.

A.  Sane, paululum linguae latinae dico.

B.  Id legi modo hic modo illic.

C.  Vero, latine loqui non est difficilissimum.

D.  Heu, modo itera omnia quae mihi nunc nuper narravisti, sed nunc anglice.

 

2.  Quidquid excusatio prandium pro.

A.  Caveat emptor!

B.  Vini vidi vici.

C.  Vino veritas.

D.  Caveat depascor!

 

3.  Audaces fortuna iuvat.

A.  Adversus solem ne loquitor.

B.  Disputandi pruritus ecclesiarum scabies.

C.  Corpora lente augescent cito extinguuntur.

D.  Dura lex sed lex.

CORRECT:

1.  D

2.  C

3.  D

I'll be interested in learning how schools and their bar prep programs will react to this new development.  I'm sure students will be perfectly fine with it.  

(Alex Ruskell)

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