The Acharnians and Telephus

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1. How does Aristophanes parody Telephus' honesty in the Acharnians?

  • Dikaiopolis gives a speech about how Telephus was actually a liar despite his honest presentation
  • Dikaiopolis sacrifices his daughters to illustrate his honesty, just as Telephus sacrifices his son
  • Dikaiopolis puts his head on an execution block when telling the truth just as Telephus does
  • Dikaiopolis repeats the truth again and again to mock the repetitive language in Telephus
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2. How does Aristophanes parody the moment in Telephus when he holds Agamemnon's son as hostage?

  • Dikaiopolis holds Spartan wine as hostage
  • Dikaiopolis holds Euripides as hostage
  • Dikaiopolis holds the Acharnian coal as hostage
  • Dikaiopolis holds Cleon as hostage

3. Who wrote Telephus?

  • Euripides
  • Cleon
  • Aristophanes
  • Agamemnon

4. What kind of a play is Telephus?

  • A Greek Comedy
  • A Greek Tragedy
  • A Roman Tragedy
  • A Political Tragedy

5. Which of the following best describes typical Greek Tragedies?

  • Based on Zeus, his brothers and his sisters
  • Based on current events
  • Based on mythology
  • Based on Spartan legends

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