The National Latin Exam, sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League, is a 40-question, multiple-choice test with a time limit of 45 minutes, offered to students on seven levels. The philosophy of the National Latin Exam is predicated on providing every Latin student the opportunity to experience a sense of personal accomplishment and success in his or her study of the Latin language and culture.
On the Introduction to Latin, Latin I, Latin II, Latin III, Latin III/IV Prose, and Latin III/IV Poetry exams, there are questions on grammar, comprehension, mythology, derivatives, literature, Roman life, history, geography, oral Latin, and Latin in use in the modern world. The Latin V-VI exam contains two Latin passages as the basis for questions on grammar, comprehension, historical background, classical literature, and literary devices.
Students who are enrolled in Latin or have completed a Latin course during the current academic year are eligible to take the exam. Students are only allowed to take ONE exam annually, and the exam level must correspond to their current level of Latin at the time of the exam.
For additional details on the exam, including sample exams and awards, see the National Latin Exam website.
The fee for the exam is:
$9 for Voyagers members
$12 for nonmembers
Payment in full is due at the time of registration.
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