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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. Who enrolls in the think-shop in Pheidippides' stead?
(a) A friend.
(b) His mother.
(c) His brother.
(d) His father.

2. In Peace, after much effort by the chorus, who comes out of the unblocked entrance?
(a) Mayfair alone.
(b) Peace alone.
(c) Harvesthome alone.
(d) Peace, Harvesthome and Mayfair.

3. What must Athenians and Trygaeus' servants prepare for when Trygaeus returns?
(a) A feast to celebrate war.
(b) A funeral.
(c) A festival wedding.
(d) The invasion of Sparta.

4. Who is going to war while Dicaeopolis is at the contest?
(a) Lamachus.
(b) The Acharnians.
(c) Amphitheus.
(d) Euripides.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose money is Pheidippides betting with at the beginning of The Clouds?

2. How is Cleon's rival able to win?

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

4. What does Cleon do after the contest of defending themselves to the Knights?

5. What does Trygaeus propose to Hermes in exchange for his help?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where does Strepsiades want to enroll his son Pheidippides in The Clouds?

2. Why does Dicaeopolis risk his life for his anti-war cause?

3. In Peace, why does Trygaeus want to see the gods?

4. Why are Demosthenes and Nicias portrayed as slaves in The Knights?

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

6. Who replaces Strepsiades at the school in The Clouds?

7. How important are the discussions by the orators preceding Dicaeopolis?

8. In The Wasps, what argument does Bdelycleon make against the judicial system?

9. Why does the gang of Acharnians pursue Amphitheus?

10. Why is Strepsiades beating his son, Pheidippides, in The Clouds?

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