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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. In Part 3 of The Acharnians, an informer denounces the Megarian girls as what?
(a) Spartians.
(b) Sacrifices.
(c) Contraband.
(d) Girls, not pigs.

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

3. The Acharnians opens with a soliloquy by which character?
(a) Dikaiopolis.
(b) Amphitheus.
(c) The Crier.
(d) The Acharnians.

4. Who can Socrates just not teach in The Clouds?
(a) Xanthias.
(b) Chaerephon.
(c) Pheidippides.
(d) Strepsiades.

5. When Strepsiades and Pheidippides arrive at the school for the first time together, who answers the door?
(a) Socrates.
(b) Chaerephon.
(c) The Chorus of the Clouds.
(d) The Student.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the beginning of The Acharnians, who arrives late to the assembly and speaks to the crowd first?

2. What does Dikaiopolis forget before returning to his trial?

3. Who does The Chorus of Clouds tell Strepsiades to send to the school in his stead?

4. According to Socrates, why does a gnat make a humming noise?

5. What does the Ambassador from Persia bring back to the Assembly?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Chorus of Acharnians look like?

2. How do the visiting Ambassadors appear to Dikaiopolis?

3. What kind of student is Strepsiades?

4. How does Dikaiopolis set up his shop?

5. The playwright highlights Dikaiopolis's character arc by juxtaposing Lamachus getting ready for battle with Dikaiopolis getting ready to go feast. How has the character of Dikaiopolis changed?

6. Dikaiopolis and Lamachus meet again just after Dikaiopolis shared a few drops of peace with the bride. What is notable about how their situations have changed since the beginning of the play?

7. Why are the Chorus of Acharnians angry as they make their first appearance in The Acharnians?

8. What does the sacrifice Dikaiopolis makes with the peace look like?

9. Describe what and how the students study at Socrates's school.

10. Describe "The Great King's Eye."

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