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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. Lysistrata tells the Commissioner to come back in a few days as they will make sure he is properly ___________.
2. The Female Leader mocks the ____________ passed by men after the women remove another layer of clothes.
3. _______________ tells Lysistrata that a peace oath can not be sworn on the item from #28.
4. Lysistrata speaks to the Chorus of Women, telling them to rise up and claim their ___________.
5. The Male Leader tells the men of the Chorus, they must go to the _____________ in order to regain control.
Short Essay Questions
1. What do the Chorus of Men believe the women's plot is actually just a cover for?
2. What do the women say amongst themselves as they realize the men are at the temple waiting for them?
3. What does the Male Leader remind the Chorus of men to do with the pot and the wood?
4. What does Kleonike tell Lysistrata that women are good for, and she says this is only practical to think this?
5. What does the Male Leader tell the rest of the Chorus they have to do in order to teach the women a lesson?
6. What does the Male Leader do when he approaches the Female Leader?
7. What is the Messenger from Sparta trying to conceal underneath his cloak when he walks in?
8. What does the Male Leader complain about after the Commissioner decides to try to create peace?
9. What happens when the Chorus of Men take off their cloaks at the start of the scene?
10. What does the Messenger tell the Commissioner about the state of affairs in Sparta?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Many people don't realize that Lysistrata and Myrrhine may actually refer to real women in the history of Greece.
Part 1: Why do you think Aristophanes decided to have potentially real characters used in his play?
Part 2: Does the addition of real people to the play strengthen the play or weaken it? Why?
Part 3: How do you think the addition of real people show the affects of the play's actions on society of the time?
Essay Topic 3
Beyond the idea of gender differences, the play also tackles the more general theme of power and of control.
Part 1: Why are the women concerned that the men have more control or power in society?
Part 2: Why are the men interested in being in control over the women?
Part 3: Do you think the theme of control and power are applicable to today's society? Why or why not? In what ways, if so?
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