Lysistrata Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 Commissioner says that as ____________, they are responsible for what is happening.

2. What does the grabbing in #93 do to the Male Leader in the play?

3. Who appears with the four police officers at the start of this part of the play?

4. The women also complain about how hard it was to fill their _______________.

5. Who has seized the Treasury so the Commissioner cannot go through with his deal?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why do the Chorus of Men remove another layer of clothing, as they explain to the women?

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

3. What happens when the Chorus of Men take off their cloaks at the start of the scene?

4. What happens when the Commissioner orders the officers to pry open the doors to the Akropolis?

5. Why does Kinesias think that Myrrhine should be ashamed of herself?

6. What is the story of the hunter that the Male Chorus tells in verse?

7. What does the Commissioner say the males have done, which has caused the chaos to erupt?

8. What does the Magistrate condemn the Chorus for doing at the start of this scene?

9. Why can't the Commissioner complete a deal with the Athenian fleet to outfit the fleet with wood?

10. As the men arrange the wood and themselves for the attack, who approaches them?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Sex seems to be the main theme and struggle of the play - after all, the women are holding back sexual favors to get their way.

Part 1: Do you think the idea of withholding sex is a good idea to promote peace?

Part 2: Do you think the withholding of sex would work in modern times? Why or why not?

Part 3: Why do you think that the women decided that sex was the only way to create peace?

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

Quite often in this play, there are double entendres included in order to continue to support the discussion of sex and its power.

Part 1: Why do you think the play continues to use double entendres as the action reveals itself?

Part 2: Why do you think double entendres are used in modern society?

Part 3: Why do you think sex can not be spoken of plainly in the play and in the modern world?

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