The Acharnians [and] the Clouds [and] Lysistrata Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Clouds, Part 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the second ambassador in the assembly to speak?
(a) Nicarchus.
(b) Theorus.
(c) Ismenias.
(d) Dercetes.

2. When Pheidippides gets to school, what does he do?
(a) He enters ready to learn.
(b) He refuses to go and returns home.
(c) He feels nervous and goes back the next day.
(d) He enters but doesn't learn anything.

3. Lamachus is faced with a surprise skirmish and needs peace, but Dikaiopolis has other plans. What are they?
(a) He wants to take a nap.
(b) Clean up the mess from his cooking.
(c) To eat the dinner he prepared earlier.
(d) Dinner with the Priest of Dionysus.

4. Why does Nicarchus denounce the Thebian?
(a) His doormats will fall apart.
(b) He is actually a spy.
(c) His lampwicks may set fire to the Docks.
(d) His food will poison the people.

5. The Chorus of The Clouds assures Strepsiades that although his studies may be bizarre, he will come into good fortune. After that, they take a break to make an interjection glorifying a particular playwright. Who do they praise and defend?
(a) Aristophanes.
(b) Aeschylus.
(c) Euripides.
(d) Socrates.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who poses as the eunuchs?

2. How does Dikaiopolis help Dercetes?

3. Dercetes comes to Dikaiopolis's home, begging for what?

4. After Dikaiopolis removes the informer and goes into his house, a Thebian stops outside with his entourage. What do they do?

5. Where does Dikaiopolis's wife watch the sacrifice from?

(see the answer key)

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