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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Peace, what are the gods feelings about the war in Greece?
(a) Tired of it.
(b) Like it.
(c) Resigned.
(d) Envious.

2. In the Knights, what do the slaves tell the audience?
(a) Cleon is being emancipated.
(b) Everyone loves Cleon.
(c) Everyone is afraid of Cleon.
(d) Cleon is a Spartan.

3. What does Dicaeopolis do after the meeting with the Spartans?
(a) He hides in his house.
(b) He organizes a feast to the God Dionysus.
(c) He goes to sleep.
(d) He goes to the Assembly.

4. At the end of Peace, how does the celebration end?
(a) Zeus refuses to assist in the wedding.
(b) People steal the bride and escape flying on a giant beetle.
(c) War comes back.
(d) People are celebrating, using war instruments as peaceful tools.

5. When Dicaeopolis fears the mob, who does Dicaeopolis go to see for help?
(a) Seneca.
(b) The Persian king.
(c) Euripides.
(d) Aeschylus.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Peace, after much effort by the chorus, who comes out of the unblocked entrance?

2. What is Bdelycleon's father's affliction?

3. What happens when Amphitheus meets with the Spartans?

4. What are Demosthenes and Nicias doing the night of the play?

5. What are Sosias and Xanthias doing at the start of The Wasps?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Philocleon do before the arrival of The Wasps?

2. What is Dicaeopolis waiting for at the beginning of Acharnians and why?

3. In Peace, why do you think Trygaeus thought peace was dead?

4. What reversal of fortune does Philocleon experience at the end of The Wasps?

5. How does Aristophanes portray the Athenian political system in The Knights?

6. Why is Cleon portrayed as a betraying slave in The Knights?

7. What are the two slaves doing at the start of the Peace?

8. Why is Strepsiades expelled shortly after his enrollment at the school in The Clouds?

9. In Peace, what prevented peace form coming back according to Trygaeus and Hermes?

10. Why did the gods leave heaven in the Peace?

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