1. What was Aristophanes' main reason for attacking Cleon?
- He wanted to avenge Cleon for attempting to prosecute him and blackmail the Athenians
- He believed that Cleon had slept with his wife
- He believed Cleon was attempting to make peace with Sparta
- He was being paid by Pericles to publicly humiliate Cleon to steer voters away from him
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2. Who was Cleon?
- Aristophanes estranged brother
- A prominent politician
- Athens' most skilled naval commander
- A pro-war army general
3. Why was Cleon unsuccessful in prosecuting Aristophanes?
- Aristophanes had the most expensive lawyer in Athens at the time
- Playwrights could not be prosecuted for what anything said in a play
- Playwrights were paid to attack and undermine politicians like Cleon
- The Assembly did not like Cleon for blackmailing the Athenian citizens
4. Why are Aristophanes' attacks on Cleon entertaining in his plays?
- The audience knew Cleon was dying
- The audience could see Cleon's family in the theatre
- The audience knew Cleon was sitting in the front seat of the theatre
- The audience knew Aristophanes would soon be arrested
5. What reputation did Cleon have?
- Funny, confident and intelligent.
- Quiet, shy and timid in the Assembly.
- Loud, obnoxious and easily offended.
- A coward in battle but brave at sea.