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. Lysistrata tells everyone to dance to the glory of the ____________ now.

2. What does Lysistrata see when she is standing where she is, calling the others to battle?

3. What does Kinesias call sex - the Rites of _______________.

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

5. What do the males offer up as a sign of power for men after praising the man in the story?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

It's interesting to think about other motivations the women may have had in this play to begin to withhold sex.

Part 1: Do you think the intentions of the women were pure and only for the promotion of peace? Why or why not?

Part 2: How does the play change for you if the women were simply withholding sex because they were bored from being at home alone?

Part 3: Do you think the women were as interested in peace as they seemed to be? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Though the women are looking to have more freedom and to have peace in the area, they seem to be going about it by playing on stereotypes they're trying to dismiss.

Part 1: Why did the women choose sex as the bargaining chip in the fight for peace?

Part 2: Do you think tempting the men is a strong way of showing the men that they are the more powerful sex? Why or why not?

Part 3: Does the idea of women using lust to gain power seem to support feminism or not? Why?

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