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 Lysistrata, as she speaks to Stratylis, what are the women doing that upsets her so much?

2. Why is Myrrhine late for Lysistrata's meeting?

3. The man spotted by Lysistrata in Part 4 is actually a husband, belonging to one of the women present. Whose husband is he?

4. After The Chorus of Old Men get to the Acropolis, they blow on their coals. What happens?

5. What is the plan to get out the women occupying the Acropolis, according to the Men's Leader?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Compare and contrast Calonice and Myrrhine.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Outline the current state of affairs or status quo in The Acharnians or Lysistrata. Include three major areas of topic, such as politics, religion, or trade.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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