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

2. In Lysistrata, after the Acropolis is opened, is it apparent that there are more men or women in the stand-off?

3. What do the women do to the Magistrate, just before they make demands?

4. Strepsiades goes back to The Thinkery to check and see if Pheidippides is ready. Who answers the door?

5. The Athenian women of Lysistrata are impressed with Lampito's what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Describe Lysistrata.

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

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

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

Several characters in Aristophanes's lexicon let their self-interest get in the way of everyday life. Name three characters that do this, not all from the same play, and discuss how they are alike and different.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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