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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Socrates and Strepsiades brainstorm ways that Strepsiades can what?
(a) Avoid paying interest.
(b) Trick his son into learning rhetoric.
(c) Make interest back.
(d) Sleep in a bed full of bugs.

2. Who poses as the eunuchs?
(a) Nobody, they are really eunuchs.
(b) Two dancing girls.
(c) Cleisthenes and Strato.
(d) Wrong and Right.

3. In Part 2 of The Acharnians, who is the Chorus composed of?
(a) Firey old men.
(b) The children of the city.
(c) Women who want peace.
(d) Men and women who are sympathetic to Dikaiopolis.

4. Who eats Dikaiopolis's lunch?
(a) Soldiers.
(b) The Crier.
(c) Theorus.
(d) Zeus.

5. What is Socrates major complaint with Strepsiades when he is finally turned away from the school?
(a) Strepsiades doesn't want to learn.
(b) Strepsiades is too high maintenance.
(c) Strepsiades cannot remember anything he was taught.
(d) Strepsiades eats too much.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Dikaiopolis enlist to help him before the trial?

2. Whose monologue opens The Clouds?

3. What does the second ambassador bring as a gift during the assembly?

4. What does The Chorus of Acharnians cry when the first pitcher is finished?

5. What happens after Dikaiopolis finishes his defense?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Strepsiades so fretful he can't even sleep in the beginning of The Clouds?

2. The Leader of The Chorus of The Clouds directly addresses the audience just after Strepsiades enters The Thinkery. Summarize their direct appeal.

3. What is Dikaiopolis'S strategy in choosing the Peace?

4. Describe the Megarans. How are they depicted?

5. Describe the army sent from Thrace brought by Theorus.

6. What is Diakaiopolis's argument to the Chorus of Acharnians in his defense?

7. What kind of teacher is Socrates in The Clouds?

8. Describe the entourage that enters with the Thebian, Dikaiopolis' second customer.

9. In The Acharnians, what do you think the playwright is saying about the way of war and the way of peace as his overall message?

10. What does the Chorus of Acharnians look like?

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