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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who greets Trygaeus upon his arrival at the gates of heaven?
(a) Heracles.
(b) Hera.
(c) Zeus.
(d) Hermes.

2. When Cleon and the sausage merchant are off stage, who is praised in the second part of the speech by the chorus?
(a) Horse.
(b) Dogs.
(c) Sparta.
(d) Cleon.

3. What happens when Bdelycleon tries to sell the donkey himself?
(a) Philocleon tries to hide under the donkey.
(b) Philocleon tries to sell a horse.
(c) Philocleon tries to escape again.
(d) Philocleon tries to kill the donkey.

4. After Trygaeus frees peace, who steals Trygaeus' beetle?
(a) Peace.
(b) Zeus.
(c) Hera.
(d) Hermes.

5. What is the chorus of old men doing after they arrive at Bdelycleon's home?
(a) Undressing Bdelycleon.
(b) Cheering Bdelycleon.
(c) Attacking Bdelycleon.
(d) Chanting.

6. What is Strepsiades doing to convince Pheidippides to stop betting?
(a) He stops loaning him money.
(b) He forbids him from betting.
(c) He is beating him up.
(d) He is having a heart to heart chat.

7. What does Trygaeus propose to Hermes in exchange for his help?
(a) To give him more sacrifices if he helps him make war.
(b) If he helps him open the gates to heaven.
(c) To give him more sacrifices if he helps him free peace.
(d) To give him more sacrifices if he helps him feed the beetle.

8. Who is being tried in the makeshift court Bdelycleon in his house at the end of The Wasps?
(a) Philocleon.
(b) Cleon.
(c) A dog.
(d) A duck.

9. What are the two slaves collecting for their master's beetle at the start of Peace?
(a) Dung.
(b) Carrots.
(c) Hay.
(d) Grass.

10. What task is assigned to Sosias and Xanthias?
(a) Keeping their master's father from entering the house.
(b) Keeping their master's father, Philocleon, in the house.
(c) Keeping beggars from entering the house.
(d) Keeping playwrights from entering the house.

11. What proposal does Amphitheus make to Dicaeopolis?
(a) To help him defeat Sparta.
(b) To broker a private peace deal between Athens and Sparta.
(c) To help him find a wife.
(d) To help him flee to Sparta.

12. What does Cleon do after the contest of defending themselves to the Knights?
(a) He accuses everyone of treason for not supporting him.
(b) He thanks everyone for their support.
(c) He thanks the merchant for the sausage.
(d) He goes to the doctor as he can no longer speak.

13. What does Dicaeopolis agree to?
(a) To go back to Sparta.
(b) To put his head on the chopping block while he makes his case to the crowd.
(c) To enlist in Athens' army.
(d) To talk to the assembly to help lower taxes.

14. How is the chorus of old men dressed when they arrive at Bdelycleon's home?
(a) As cats.
(b) As wasps.
(c) As birds.
(d) As donkeys.

15. How does Bdelycleon propose to settle the dispute between him and the Wasps concerning his father?
(a) To write a play.
(b) To allow his father back in court.
(c) To toss a coin.
(d) To have a debate.

Short Answer Questions

1. Upon his arrival at the think-shop, how is Strepsiades greeted?

2. After his father's attempts to escape, what does Bdelycleon fear?

3. How is Cleon outbid for support at the Boule?

4. At the beginning of Acharnians, what does Dicaeopolis want to talk about after the assembly?

5. In the Knights, what do the slaves tell the audience?

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