The Acharnians [and] the Clouds [and] Lysistrata Test | Final 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. Strepsiades goes back to The Thinkery to check and see if Pheidippides is ready. Who answers the door?

2. In Part 1, Calonice tells Lysistrata that Athenians can always be relied on to be what?

3. When the Choruses of Old Men and Old Women confront each other after the temporary defeat, the Old Men tell a tale of a man named what?

4. What has changed about Pheidippides's appearance since he entered The Thinkery?

5. As the Choruses exchange words in Lysistrata upon their first meeting, Stratyllis offers to give the Men's Leader a what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How does The Clouds end?

5. Describe the second meeting of the Choruses in Lysistrata.

6. How are the women reacting to the sex strike? What does this say about the women?

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

8. How does Lysistrata rally the women?

9. Compare and contrast Calonice and Myrrhine.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

The gods and goddesses are peppered through Aristophanes's work. Collect and describe the gods place in Athenian everyday life. Talk about the relationship between the gods and the people.

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