The Acharnians and Telephus

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1. Why did Aristophanes often parody plays and characters created by Euripides?

  • Euripides' characters were always pathetic and the language was archaic
  • Euripides had attempted to prosecute Aristophanes on the basis of copying a plot idea
  • Euripides' characters and stories were always copied from Aristophanes' plays
  • Euripides' characters and plots always focused on Zeus and Thetis
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2. What kind of a play is Telephus?

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

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

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

4. Who wrote Telephus?

  • Aristophanes
  • Agamemnon
  • Euripides
  • Cleon

5. What were Greek Comedies based on?

  • Contemporary events
  • Future Events and Outcomes
  • Greek Mythology
  • Spartan Legend

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