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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. What does Dicaeopolis wait for at the beginning of Acharnians?
(a) Athens to surrender to Sparta.
(b) Sparta to surrender to Athens.
(c) His wife to come back from the Oracle.
(d) The assembly to begin.

2. Who does the oracle predict will replace Cleon?
(a) A backer.
(b) A sausage vendor.
(c) A general.
(d) A god.

3. What does Dicaeopolis do after the closing of the assembly?
(a) He goes to Sparta.
(b) He goes to the Oracle.
(c) He meets Dionysus.
(d) He meets a man named Amphitheus.

4. What is Bdelycleon's father's affliction?
(a) He loves drinking.
(b) He loves the courts.
(c) He loves women.
(d) He loves women.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Dicaeopolis?

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

3. In Peace, what are the gods feelings about the war in Greece?

4. What type of contest is Dicaeopolis invited to participate in?

5. In the Wasps, what is the second trick Philocleon uses to try to escape the house Bdelycleon confined him in?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the gang of Acharnians pursue Amphitheus?

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

3. In what way does Pheidippides change after finishing his training in The Clouds?

4. In Peace, why do you think the god of war needs a new pestle?

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

6. Who are Demosthenes and Nicias in The Knights and in reality?

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

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

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

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

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