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Question 1: The oldest example that has survived till today is ________.
AristophanesAncient GreeceEuripidesSophocles

Question 2: The Roman period, for example, gives us the satirical poems and epigrams of ________ while some social satire exists in the writings of Paul of Tarsus in the New Testament of the Bible.
Ancient RomeDomitianRomeMartial

Question 3: Political satire is a significant part of satire that specializes in gaining entertainment from ________; it has also been used with subversive intent where political speech and dissent are forbidden by a regime, as a method of advancing political arguments where such arguments are expressly forbidden.
Political partyPoliticsIdeologyPolitical philosophy

Question 4: The piece used the literary device of a dialogue between two diabolical plotters in ________, the historical characters of Machiavelli and Montesquieu, to cover up a direct, and illegal, attack on Napoleon's rule.
HellSoulHeavenAfterlife

Question 5: Satire can be traced back throughout history; wherever organized ________ has existed, so has satire.
AuthoritarianismAnarchyGovernmentDemocracy

Question 6: The noble baron Montesquieu made the case for ________; the Florentine political writer Machiavelli presented the case for cynical despotism.
Isaiah BerlinLiberalismDemocracyClassical liberalism

Question 7: Historically, the public opinion in the ________ was remarkably influenced by the political satire performed by the comic poets at the theaters.
Athenian democracyPericlesDemosthenesClassical Athens

Question 8: Political satire is usually distinguished from political ________ or political dissent, as it does not necessarily carry an agenda nor seek to influence the political process.
Direct actionProtestAnti-globalization movementNonviolent resistance

Question 9: ________ philosophers often engaged in political satire.
PlatoStoicismCynicAristotle

Question 10: Examples include musicians such as Tom Lehrer, live performance groups like the ________, and public television and live performer Mark Russell.
Al GoreGeorge H. W. BushBill ClintonCapitol Steps
















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