Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the grabbing in #93 do to the Male Leader in the play?
2. The Female Leaders talks about having invested her _________ in the life and worth of Athens.
3. Who is the well-off young woman who decides to attend the meeting Lysistrata has called?
4. The goal for the men is to ____________ the women and make them leave the temple.
5. Lysistrata does add that if the men ____________, then the women can go ahead, but take no pleasure in it.
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Lysistrata tell the women when she says she understands they are lonely?
2. What does the Commissioner order the Chorus to do when he comes out of the temple?
3. How does Lysistrata conclude her final statement to the Athenians and Spartans?
4. What does the Female Leader do to the Male Leader when he threatens her?
5. When the Female Leader speaks of having invested her sons in the life and worth of Athens, what does she suggest?
6. What is the Messenger from Sparta trying to conceal underneath his cloak when he walks in?
7. As the men arrange the wood and themselves for the attack, who approaches them?
8. What does the Magistrate condemn the Chorus for doing at the start of this scene?
9. What happens when the Male Leader bangs on the door of the Akropolis?
10. Why is Lysistrata pacing at the start of the play during the opening scene?
It seems that in this play, appearance is something which matters more to the characters than it seems.
Part 1: Why do the women and the men slowly strip down their clothing when they are getting ready for battle?
Part 2: Why does Lysistrata dress up the Magistrate during a scene of the play?
Part 3: What does the author seem to be saying about clothes and appearance in this play? Why is this important?
Lysistrata is a character few people can forget after reading this play.
Part 1: Why do you think Lysistrata believes that only women can help to bring peace to the society?
Part 2: What might have motivated Lysistrata to be the one to be in charge of this new plan?
Part 3: Do you think you would have followed Lysistrata if you were a part of the society of the time?
Had the roles of the genders been switched in this story, the reactions to this play would be much different.
Part 1: How do you think the play would have changed if the men were withholding sex from the women?
Part 2: Do you think the play would have been as strong if the women had been more submissive?
Part 3: Why do you think the women are seen as being powerful for taking charge, though if it had been the men, this may not have been the case?
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