Antigone Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Parados.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the walled city that is featured in the actions of this story and drama?
(a) Sicily
(b) Thebes
(c) Rome
(d) Nice

2. What is the relationship between Antigone and Ismene, the two women at the start of the story?
(a) Sisters
(b) Cousins
(c) Friends
(d) Lovers

3. What does Ismene compliment Antigone on before she leaves her to herself and to her actions?
(a) Jealousy
(b) Pride
(c) Loyalty
(d) Love

4. Polyneices led the attack on his _____________ during that final battle before the play starts.
(a) Own home
(b) Father
(c) Sister's home
(d) Father's grave

5. What is the other name for God that is used by the Chorus in this scene of the play and throughout the play?
(a) Apollo
(b) Creon
(c) Mercury
(d) Zeus

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is afraid of Creon's wrath and of breaking the law, even though it would be an honorable action?

2. Who answered the battle cry of Polyneices in the battle where he finally lost his life?

3. What is the color of the shield of Polyneices, according to the Chorus in this scene?

4. Ismene feels powerless as a __________ at the start of the story, in addition to her family background.

5. Who slew Polyneices during that final battle that caused him to be left without a proper burial?

(see the answer key)

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