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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 is Praxagora's plan at the beginning of The Assemblywomen?
(a) To blackmail politicians.
(b) To leave town with all the women.
(c) To violently take control of parliament.
(d) To come early to the Athenian parliament to take a majority of seats.

2. Who ferries Dionysus across the river in Hades?
(a) Hades.
(b) Zeus.
(c) Xanthias.
(d) Charon.

3. Who helps Pisthetaerus trick Zeus at the end of The Birds?
(a) Prometheus.
(b) Hermes.
(c) Athena.
(d) Ades.

4. Who is Pisthetaerus going to take control of at the end of The Birds?
(a) Zeus' wife, Hera.
(b) Zeus' brother, Hades
(c) Zeus' mistress, Sovereignty.
(d) Zeus' father, Cronus.

5. Who takes the place of "Best Tragic poet" at Hades' table at the end of The Frogs?
(a) Euripides.
(b) Socrates.
(c) Plato.
(d) Sophocles.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the play Lysistrata end?

2. In Thesmophoriazusae, how did the women try to uncover the spy during the court proceedings?

3. How did Mnesilochus' cousin try to free him at the end of Thesmophoriazusae?

4. In Thesmophoriazusae, what did Mnesilochus' cousin agree to do in order to rescue his cousin?

5. What do Eulipides and Pisthetaerus claim to be after their encounter with the servant?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Dionysus changing clothes so often in the middle of The Frogs?

2. In the play The Frogs, where are Dionysus and Xanthias going and how are they greeted when they arrived?

3. How do Pisthetaerus and the birds subdue the gods?

4. Why is Lysistrata convening the meeting and what is discussed?

5. What society do women in The Assemblywomen plan on instating after voting to put themselves in charge of Athens?

6. In The Birds, what happens to Eulipides and Pisthetaerus after they eat the root given by Hoopoe?

7. Who arrived in Athens at the end of Lysistrata and why?

8. What does Lysistrata find some of the women trying to do?

9. What crime does Mnesilochus admit committing as a woman?

10. What is the old women's role in Lysistrata's plan?

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