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

2. Dikaiopolis tells his daughter to have what kind of look on her face when she is carrying the basket?
(a) Stoic.
(b) Happy.
(c) Sad.
(d) Sour.

3. How does Dikaiopolis like the first peace?
(a) He loves it.
(b) He tastes it, but doesn't like it.
(c) He likes it, but tries another.
(d) He doesn't even try it.

4. How does Dikaiopolis help Dercetes?
(a) He gives him wine.
(b) He doesn't.
(c) He gives him food.
(d) He shares the peace.

5. When the Chorus of Acharnians finds Dikaiopolis, what do they want to do to him?
(a) Watch the sacrifice.
(b) Stone him.
(c) Burn him at the stake.
(d) Offer a sacrifice.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the end of The Acharnians, The Chorus of Acharnians decides to follow who offstage, thereby symbolically giving support to which way of life?

2. How much longer after the second ambassador does the assembly stay open?

3. Lamachus requests what at the end of the play, The Acharnians?

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

5. What does Diakiopolis do with the peace after he takes it home?

Short Essay Questions

1. What can the Thebian use the Informer for?

2. What does the Chorus of Acharnians look like?

3. What do all the bugs in The Thinkery suggest?

4. 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?

5. How does the Chorus of Acharnians feel about Dikaiopolis after the Megaran leaves?

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

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

8. 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?

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

10. Describe the Megarans. How are they depicted?

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