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. Pheidippides uses his education from The Thinkery to rationalize what?

2. What does Lysistrata suggest the Magistrate and all the men do?

3. In Lysistrata, what are the men going to do with the first woman to exit the temple?

4. Who is the first woman to join Lysistrata?

5. Why is Lysistrata angry in the beginning of the play?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Describe Cinesias.

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

7. Describe Lysistrata.

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Pick two characters from different plays and compare and contrast them. Draw a conclusion about Aristophanes's messages to Athenians.

Essay Topic 3

In the world Aristophanes weaves for us in The Acharnians, politics and satire are so wrapped up in each other they are almost impossible to separate. Why do these two concepts go so well together? What makes this work, and if you separated them, what would happen to the play? What about how politics are practiced in Lysistrata?

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