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. Who is the first person to drink a whole pitcher on Pitcher Day?

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

3. In Part 2 of The Acharnians, who is the Chorus composed of?

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

5. Which peace does Dikaiopolis choose?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. What is Dikaiopolis'S strategy in choosing the Peace?

4. Why are the Chorus of Acharnians angry as they make their first appearance in The Acharnians?

5. What kind of student is Strepsiades?

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

7. What is the Chorus of Acharnians's attitude toward Dikaiopolis and Lamachus at the end of the play?

8. How do the visiting Ambassadors appear to Dikaiopolis?

9. Describe the Megarans. How are they depicted?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Pick a Chorus that fascinates you and talk about their arc throughout the play they are featured in.

Essay Topic 3

The characters of Dikaiopolis and Lamachus foil each other in The Acharnians. Pick two other characters that strongly contrast with each other. Describe them separately, and then talk about what makes them similar and different.

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