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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What river does Dionysus go across?
2. What plan is proposed during the meeting at the beginning of Lysistrata?
3. Where are Mnesilochus and his cousin going to at the beginning of Thesmophoriazusae?
4. Who is Pisthetaerus going to take control of at the end of The Birds?
5. In Lysistrata, who does the constable think is primarily responsible for the women's attitude?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who volunteers to spy on the women on behalf of Euripides in Thesmophoraizusae?
2. What plan does Lysistrata hope to put in place with the support of the other women?
3. What is Pisthetaerus' plan for gaining control over earth and heaven?
4. What is Euripides concerned about at the start of Thesmophoriazusae?
5. How does Euripides rescue Mnesilochus after his arrest?
6. Who becomes king of the birds at the end of The Birds?
7. How do the men react to the Lysistrata's taking over the treasury building?
8. What idea does Pisthetaerus come up with while talking with Hoopoe?
9. Why is Dionysus changing clothes so often in the middle of The Frogs?
10. In The Birds, what happens to Eulipides and Pisthetaerus after they eat the root given by Hoopoe?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Knights, Aristophanes uses satire in his depiction of democracy and its leaders. Who does Aristophanes use satire to describe? Make sure you define satire and identify the leader whom Aristophanes is emphasizing in Knights, while providing examples from the book to support your discussion.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the role of Strepsiades' character in the play Clouds. What is his role in the play? Is he the protagonist or the antagonist? Use the book and examples of Strepsiades' character and actions to support your statements.
Essay Topic 3
Given the historical or factual nature of many of Aristophanes' plays, who does Aristophanes blame for the ongoing war in the play Peace? What effects did the war have on Athens? Why did the war continue for as long as it did? Use a secondary source and the text to support your discussion.
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