1. Which of Aristophanes' plays was the most direct attack on Cleon?
- The Frogs
- The Knights
- The Acharnians
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2. 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
3. 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.
4. Who was Cleon?
- Aristophanes estranged brother
- A pro-war army general
- A prominent politician
- Athens' most skilled naval commander
5. 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 believed that Cleon had slept with his wife
- He wanted to avenge Cleon for attempting to prosecute him and blackmail the Athenians
- He believed Cleon was attempting to make peace with Sparta