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. Strepsiades tells the First Creditor he would make a very good what?

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

3. Lysistrata comes out from the Acropolis and meets Stratyllis, how does she act?

4. In the debate, Right advocates what activity over chattering at the market?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Describe Lysistrata.

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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

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