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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 the debate, Right advocates what activity over chattering at the market?
(a) Thinking.
(b) Reading.
(c) Exercising.
(d) Writing.

2. Who throws off a cloak at the end of the debate between Right and Wrong, running out into the audience wearing female clothing?
(a) Pheidippides.
(b) Wrong.
(c) Socrates.
(d) Right.

3. The women assembled are all ready to do anything to end the war except what?
(a) Walk through fire.
(b) Renounce sex.
(c) Cut themselves in two.
(d) Sell everything they own.

4. Why is Lysistrata angry in the beginning of the play?
(a) Her saffron robe is ripped.
(b) She can't get to sleep.
(c) None of the women have arrived at the meeting.
(d) Her husband is too attentive.

5. In Lysistrata, a sure sign of courage is, according to the Men, what?
(a) Skills in knot-tying.
(b) A hairy bottom.
(c) A defined forearm.
(d) Table-manners.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Strepsiades eventually get rid of the Second Creditor?

2. What day does Strepsiades tell Pheidippides he owes the creditors money?

3. What does Lysistrata suggest the Magistrate and all the men do?

4. What do The Chorus of Old Men carry onto the stage in their first appearance in Lysistrata?

5. What do the women do to the Magistrate, just before they make demands?

Short Essay Questions

1. Outline Right's argument in the formal debate.

2. Who is Lampito? Describe how she is treated by the Athenian women.

3. What does dressing the Magistrate as a woman symbolize?

4. How does Lysistrata rally the women?

5. What do The Chorus of Old Men's pots symbolize?

6. Describe the first confrontation between the Choruses of Men and Women in Lysistrata.

7. Before they begin the formal debate, what are some of the things Right and Wrong bicker about?

8. Outline Wrong's argument in the formal debate.

9. In the past, how did the women of Lysistrata feel about the political blunders of their husbands? How did they deal with it?

10. Describe how Strepsiades finally gets Pheidippides to attend The Thinkery.

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