Lysistrata Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The Female Leader promises the Male Leader she will free the ____________ in him.

2. Who offers to wait around to help Myrrhine with the actions she must take?

3. The Male Leader finally submits to the Female Leader, calling to an end the _______________ they play on each other.

4. The Commissioner orders the ____________ to move along, saying the Spartans need to pass.

5. Kinesias comes in with the Athenians and demands to see ________________.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Women withholding sex from the men is more of a punchline in today's society, as evidenced by the jokes in sitcoms and movies.

Part 1: Why do you think women are seen as having more power in the sexual gratification of men?

Part 2: What do you think might happen if women were to withhold sex from men today?

Part 3: Do you think it's fair that women have so much power to control sexual encounters in today's society? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

War is another of the many themes touched upon in the play "Lysistrata." The men are battling and the women begin to battle the men.

Part 1: Why is war such an important part of Greek society?

Part 2: Do you think a society will ever be able to abstain from war completely? Why or why not?

Part 3: Why do you think war is such an important part of the world today? Or is it?

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?

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