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. What day does Strepsiades tell Pheidippides he owes the creditors money?

2. Who is the leader of The Chorus of Old Women in Lysistrata?

3. In The Clouds, who is "the bravest man that has performed the greatest number of labors"?

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

5. The Women tell a story of Timon to the Men. According to the women, Timon hated men. What didn't Timon hate?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Lysistrata.

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

4. How does The Clouds end?

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

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

7. Describe the Magistrate in Part 3 of Lysistrata.

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

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

10. Describe the first confrontation between the Choruses of Men and Women in Lysistrata.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 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

Now that we know a frame is a literary and dramatic device used to give the audience a way to look and understand the world of the play, such as Dikaiopolis suggesting in his beginning monologue all of his best memories are from theatre experiences, identify at least three other frames in the plays by Aristophanes. Know that frames can be physical as well as cultural or historical. Compare and contrast the frames used by Aristophanes and how the play would be different without them.

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