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 The Clouds, what does the Second Creditor look like?

2. In Lysistrata, what are the women going to do with the money in the temple?

3. Now that Strepsiades tells Pheidippdes all of the fascinating things learned in the school, how does Pheidippdes feel about learning?

4. What does Cinesias tell Lysistrata he wants?

5. What do The Chorus of Old Men carry onto the stage in their first appearance in Lysistrata?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe the Magistrate in Part 3 of Lysistrata.

5. Outline Right's argument in the formal debate.

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

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

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

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

10. How does The Clouds end?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

War and peace are topics discussed at length in Aristophanes plays. Discuss how their concepts change in the series of plays and what Aristophanes overall message is to Athens.

Essay Topic 3

Wine is used throughout The Acharnians and Lysistrata as a symbol. Describe what it means and what it symbolizes. How does that symbol develop throughout its use in the plays? What does using wine mean for the festival of plays in Athens?

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