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

2. What is notable about the Spartan garments?

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

4. How does Socrates feel about teaching Pheidippides?

5. Who is the leader of The Chorus of Old Women in Lysistrata?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In the past, how did the women of Lysistrata feel about the political blunders of their husbands? How did they deal with it?

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

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

5. What do The Chorus of Old Men's pots symbolize?

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

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

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

9. How will The Chorus of The Clouds react if mistreated?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Now that we know a frame is a literary and dramatic device used to give the audience a way to look and understand the world of the play, such as Dikaiopolis suggesting in his beginning monologue all of his best memories are from theatre experiences, identify at least three other frames in the plays by Aristophanes. Know that frames can be physical as well as cultural or historical. Compare and contrast the frames used by Aristophanes and how the play would be different without them.

Essay Topic 2

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

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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