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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. Where does the council invite the Great King's Eye to dinner?
(a) Persia.
(b) The City Mansion.
(c) The Temple of Athena.
(d) The Thinkery.

2. When the crier re-enters in Part 4 of The Acharnians to announce the trumpet signal to drink wine, what is Dikaiopolis doing?
(a) Eating.
(b) Cooking.
(c) Cleaning.
(d) Sleeping.

3. Diakiopolis's whole family gets involved with the peace ritual. What does the daughter bring to sacrifice?
(a) Cheese and olives.
(b) Ambrosia.
(c) Wine.
(d) Cake and soup.

4. According to the Chorus of Acharnians, who can cure all strife?
(a) Young Eros.
(b) Reconciliation.
(c) The Graces.
(d) Aphrodite.

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. Which peace does Dikaiopolis choose?

2. Who does Dikaiopolis meet after he leaves the assembly for home?

3. What does the Bridegroom's Slave offer Dikaiopolis for just one ladle of peace?

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

5. Why does Pheidippides agree to go to learn rhetoric?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. Present the argument that finally wins a few drops of peace from Dikaiopolis.

4. What happens to the Chorus of Archanians when Diakaiopolis finishes his defense?

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

6. Describe Dikaiopolis in the beginning of The Acharnians.

7. How does Dikaiopolis react when Dercetes asks him to share some of the peace?

8. What does the Chorus of Acharnians look like?

9. Describe in detail what has caused Strepsiades to accumulate so much debt.

10. How do the visiting Ambassadors appear to Dikaiopolis?

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