The Acharnians and Telephus

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1. How does Aristophanes parody the moment in Telephus when he holds Agamemnon's son as hostage?

  • Dikaiopolis holds Euripides as hostage
  • Dikaiopolis holds Cleon as hostage
  • Dikaiopolis holds the Acharnian coal as hostage
  • Dikaiopolis holds Spartan wine as hostage
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2. Who wrote Telephus?

  • Aristophanes
  • Agamemnon
  • Euripides
  • Cleon

3. How does Aristophanes parody Telephus' anti-war speech?

  • Dikaiopolis gives a speech promoting war but wearing a costume to look like Telephus
  • Dikaiopolis actually compliments Telephus' speech by agreeing with it in the paradise of the Acharnians
  • Dikaiopolis gives an anti-war speech and imitates Telephus
  • Dikiaopolis buys a slave dressed as Telephus who makes a similar speech

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

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

5. How does Aristophanes parody the costume in Euripides' play, Telephus?

  • Dikaiopolis constantly changes his costume to mock the constant costume changes in Telephus
  • Dikaiopolis disguised himself as a beggar to make the chorus pity him, like Telephus disguised himself to seek Achillies.
  • Dikaiopolis dresses as a young tanner like Telephus does at the end of the play when he addresses the audience
  • Dikaiopolis pretends to buy blood-stained clothes just as Telephus does to make him look like a murderer


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