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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The Female Leaders talks about having invested her _________ in the life and worth of Athens.

2. The Chorus of Women point out that the men have left Athens with ___________.

3. Lysistrata explains that the women must make themselves as _____________ as they can.

4. Lysistrata admits that her plan also includes taking over ___________ Temple and the Akropolis.

5. Who loudly supports the proposal that Lysistrata talks about as illustrated in #74?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Kleonike and some of the others complain about as they are waiting in the Temple?

2. What does the Male Leader do when he approaches the Female Leader?

3. What do the Chorus of Men believe the women's plot is actually just a cover for?

4. What does Lysistrata remind the Commissioner when the women overwhelm the officers at the Akropolis?

5. What does the Male Leader complain about after the Commissioner decides to try to create peace?

6. What does Lysistrata say that she and all the other women have already heard of Kinesias?

7. What are the Chorus of Men carrying when they enter the scene at the beginning of Part 2?

8. How do the men vow to fight the women, even though their bodies ache and the smoke makes them choke?

9. Why is Lysistrata pacing at the start of the play during the opening scene?

10. What is the story the Female Chorus tells in rebuttal of the men's story about the hunter?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Magistrate, when he comes in, starts by demeaning the women in order to get them to see reason.

Part 1: Why do you think the Magistrate feels the actions of the women need to stop?

Part 2: Why do you think the Magistrate tries to demean the women? Does he really think it will work?

Part 3: What do you think of the Magistrate? Is this an example of a powerful man? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

The battle between men and women is the main conflict of the play, but this is not a theme which is limited to this time period.

Part 1: How do you define the idea of the battle between the sexes?

Part 2: Why is the battle of the sexes something that continues in modern times?

Part 3: Do you think the battle of the sexes can ever be won? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

While the subject matter might seem a bit dark and serious at times, it seems that this play is considered a comedy.

Part 1: Why do you think this play is actually considered to be a comedy?

Part 2: Do you think the comedic parts support or diminish the themes of this play? Why?

Part 3: Would you consider this play to be a comedy? Why or why not?

(see the answer keys)

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