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. What will The Chorus of Clouds do for the theatre judges for a favorable outcome?

2. In Part 4 of Lysistrata, all of the women's excuses for wanting to leave the Acropolis are what?

3. In The Clouds, who is "the bravest man that has performed the greatest number of labors"?

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

5. The Chorus of Old Men primarily condemn what, as they struggle to the Acropolis?

Short Essay Questions

1. The Chorus of Old Men also push logs up to the Acropolis. How do they handle the task and what does that symbolize?

2. Describe the oath the four women take in Lysistrata.

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

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

5. How does The Clouds end?

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

7. After his education, what does Pheidippides consider acceptable in regard to his relationships with his parents?

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

9. Describe Lysistrata.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Some of the situations and ideas expressed by Aristophanes throughout his work may come across today as offensive. Keeping in mind the range of things people find comedic today, talk about what those situations were and why they were historically considered fodder for comedy. In short, what did Ancient Greece find funny, and how have we changed?

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

Several other symbols, other than wine, are used in the three plays by Aristophanes. Pick three to describe and compare.

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