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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. How does Socrates appear for the first time in The Clouds?
(a) Airborne, like a god in tradegy.
(b) From the audience, like a level-headed philosopher.
(c) Stage right, like an actor.
(d) From the trap door, like a sneak.

2. What happens after Dikaiopolis finishes his defense?
(a) The Chorus of Acharnians splits in half.
(b) He runs for the coals.
(c) The Chorus of Acharnians pick up their stones.
(d) He sneaks off the block.

3. Does Dikaiopolis sell to the slave?
(a) No.
(b) Yes.
(c) Yes, but at twice the price.
(d) Yes, but not the eels.

4. Whose monologue opens The Clouds?
(a) Chaerephon.
(b) Pheidippides.
(c) Socrates.
(d) Strepsiades.

5. How does Dikaiopolis agree to speak his side to the Chorus of Acharnians?
(a) With his head over a block.
(b) Blindfolded.
(c) On a catapult, ready to launch.
(d) In a headlock.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Dikaiopolis take as tax from the Thebian?

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

3. How does Dikaiopolis overpower Nicarchus?

4. What is the name of the school Pheidippides is to attend?

5. What is Lamachus doing when he sees Dikaiopolis at the end of The Acharnians?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Dikaiopolis in the beginning of The Acharnians.

2. What can the Thebian use the Informer for?

3. Describe the outfit Dikaiopolis assembles for his defense.

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

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

6. What does the Chorus of Acharnians look like?

7. What kind of student is Strepsiades?

8. How do the visiting Ambassadors appear to Dikaiopolis?

9. 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?

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

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