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 person in the story from the Female Chorus still loves ____________.

2. The women are also complaining about the noise of the __________ when they come out to talk to Lysistrata.

3. The Male Leader comes into the scene to complain about the _________ of women.

4. Lysistrata is upset because it seems that the women want to ____________.

5. The Chorus of Women say they are ready to entertain again, but to keep the ____________ locked, just in case.

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

The Magistrate, when he comes in, starts by demeaning the women in order to get them to see reason.

Part 1: Why do you think the Magistrate feels the actions of the women need to stop?

Part 2: Why do you think the Magistrate tries to demean the women? Does he really think it will work?

Part 3: What do you think of the Magistrate? Is this an example of a powerful man? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Money is another theme that seems to take up a lot of energy in this play, with the women taking over the Treasury as well.

Part 1: Why do you think the women decided that the Treasury might also impact the peace efforts?

Part 2: What do you think the play is trying to say about the roles of sex and money in society? Why?

Part 3: Do you think sex or money has more power in society? Why?

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