1. What did Cleon and Aristophanes have in common?
- They both came from same home town
- They both sympathised with the Megarians
- They shared a father
- They both hated war
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2. Why was Cleon unsuccessful in prosecuting Aristophanes?
- Aristophanes had the most expensive lawyer in Athens at the time
- The Assembly did not like Cleon for blackmailing the Athenian citizens
- Playwrights could not be prosecuted for what anything said in a play
- Playwrights were paid to attack and undermine politicians like Cleon
3. What reputation did Cleon have?
- Loud, obnoxious and easily offended.
- Funny, confident and intelligent.
- Quiet, shy and timid in the Assembly.
- A coward in battle but brave at sea.
4. Why are Aristophanes' attacks on Cleon entertaining in his plays?
- The audience knew Cleon was sitting in the front seat of the theatre
- The audience knew Cleon was dying
- The audience could see Cleon's family in the theatre
- The audience knew Aristophanes would soon be arrested
5. Which of Aristophanes' plays did Cleon attempt to prosecute him over?
- The Knights
- The Babylonians
- The Acharnians