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. According to Calonice's first conversation with Lysistrata, which of the following are not part of what a woman can do?

2. After the Magistrate runs off to "show his colleagues" what the women did to him, who comes out on stage?

3. In Lysistrata, a sure sign of courage is, according to the Men, what?

4. What does The Chorus of The Clouds predict about Strepsiades after this encounter with the Second Creditor?

5. In Lysistrata, after the women douse the men with water, who enters?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Magistrate in Part 3 of Lysistrata.

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

3. How do the Choruses react to the scene between Cinesias and Myrrhine?

4. How does Lysistrata rally the women?

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

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

7. How has The Chorus of The Clouds changed throughout the play?

8. Describe Cinesias.

9. What do the pitchers carried by The Chorus of Old Women represent?

10. How does The Clouds end?

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

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 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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