The Acharnians [and] the Clouds [and] Lysistrata Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. Dercetes comes to Dikaiopolis's home, begging for what?

5. Who comes in after Dikaiopolis finishes his defense?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Pheidippides immediate opinion of Socrates's school?

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

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

4. Describe the outfit Dikaiopolis assembles for his defense.

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

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. Describe the Megarans. How are they depicted?

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

9. Describe Dikaiopolis in the beginning of The Acharnians.

10. Dikaiopolis refuses business only to one slave. Why is that?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Talk about the use of the fourth wall in Aristophanes's work. What is it and why is it important? Give specific examples from the three plays.

Essay Topic 2

How is the majority of conflict resolved in Ancient Greece? In Aristophanes's work, name a conflict, no matter how large or small, in each of the three plays and talk about how it develops and how it is resolved.

Essay Topic 3

These three plays speak to a broad spectrum of culture, life, ritual, and relationships in Ancient Greece. Pick three concepts that still exist today, and relate them to present time. Use materials from the book and trace how your three concepts have traveled through time and how they exist now. Some ideas include education, politics, and religion.

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