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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. _______________ tells the Spartans and the Athenians to take their women back home.
2. Who comes out of the Akropolis, drunk and belligerent when the door is pounded upon?
3. The Male Chorus speaks in verse and tells a story about a ____________.
4. What is NOT one of the things Kinesias feels Myrrhine should be ashamed of since she has left?
5. _____________ says that women may be hairless, but they are still mighty.
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Through the play, one can begin to see what the author, Aristophanes, thought about women as well.
Part 1: Why do you think a woman was chosen to be the main character of this play?
Part 2: How is Lysistrata portrayed in this play? Is she strong and powerful or weak and manipulative?
Part 3: Do you think Aristophanes has a positive opinion of women? 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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