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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 is the plan to get out the women occupying the Acropolis, according to the Men's Leader?
2. Before the women took the Acropolis, the Magistrate had trouble with women. What did the last woman do to upset the Magistrate?
3. In Lysistrata, after the Acropolis is opened, is it apparent that there are more men or women in the stand-off?
4. Wrong tells Pheidippides not to listen to Right because he will grow up and be what?
5. The Men's leader must give up onions in order to do what?
Short Essay Questions
1. Before they begin the formal debate, what are some of the things Right and Wrong bicker about?
2. The Chorus of Old Men also push logs up to the Acropolis. How do they handle the task and what does that symbolize?
3. Describe the oath the four women take in Lysistrata.
4. What do The Chorus of Old Men's pots symbolize?
5. Describe the first confrontation between the Choruses of Men and Women in Lysistrata.
6. After his education, what does Pheidippides consider acceptable in regard to his relationships with his parents?
7. Outline Wrong's argument in the formal debate.
8. In the past, how did the women of Lysistrata feel about the political blunders of their husbands? How did they deal with it?
9. Describe the Magistrate in Part 3 of Lysistrata.
10. Describe Cinesias.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Megarian is a classic rural stereotype Aristophanes uses to poke fun at another city and way of life. However, this is hardly the only stereotype used in the play. Identify another stereotype used by Aristophanes, keeping in mind stereotypes are not always about race. What has Aristophanes gained or lost by this depiction?
Essay Topic 2
Talk about the problems involved with the female empowerment in Lysistrata.
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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