1. Why did Cleon attempt to prosecute Aristophanes over one of his plays?
- The play was a personal attack on Cleon's wife
- The play revealed many of Assembly's secrets to foreign ambassadors
- The play had disgraced Athens in front of foreign ambassadors
- The play was a direct and personal attack on Cleon
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2. What was Aristophanes' main reason for attacking Cleon?
- He was being paid by Pericles to publicly humiliate Cleon to steer voters away from him
- He wanted to avenge Cleon for attempting to prosecute him and blackmail the Athenians
- He believed Cleon was attempting to make peace with Sparta
- He believed that Cleon had slept with his wife
3. Which of Aristophanes' plays did Cleon attempt to prosecute him over?
- The Knights
- The Babylonians
- The Acharnians
4. Why are Aristophanes' attacks on Cleon entertaining in his plays?
- The audience knew Aristophanes would soon be arrested
- The audience knew Cleon was dying
- The audience knew Cleon was sitting in the front seat of the theatre
- The audience could see Cleon's family in the theatre
5. Who was Cleon?
- A prominent politician
- Aristophanes estranged brother
- A pro-war army general
- Athens' most skilled naval commander