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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The Chorus also speaks of the orderliness of kept __________ within a society during the play.
(a) Relationships
(b) Ideals
(c) Laws
(d) Kingdoms

2. What is believed to be on Ismene and Antigone as a result of Oedipus and Jocasta's actions?
(a) Blessing
(b) Genetic disease
(c) A burden of making things right
(d) Curse

3. Who informs the audience of the previous battle during this scene of the play?
(a) Antigone
(b) The sentry
(c) The Messenger
(d) The Chorus

4. Creon is concerned about the people and their worries about having a ____________.
(a) New leader
(b) War
(c) Public hanging
(d) Public stoning

5. What else does the Chorus remind the audience that man is strong in?
(a) Love
(b) Riches
(c) Wit
(d) Friendship

6. For that hope whose wanderings are so __________ is to many men a comfort, according to the Chorus.
(a) Wide
(b) Powerful
(c) Straight
(d) Eager

7. The Chorus in this scene is a group of singers and dancers who are meant to represent the _____________.
(a) Mind of Antigone
(b) Fates
(c) Common man
(d) Conscience of Creon

8. Creon lets the people know that his position is __________ ordained and thus he is the rightful heir.
(a) Divinely
(b) Parentally
(c) Earthly
(d) Personally

9. Choragos speaks for the Chorus as ___________, pleading for more active support from others in the city during the play.
(a) Creon
(b) Women
(c) Citizens
(d) Children

10. And through the future, near and far, as through the past, shall this ___________ hold good.
(a) Peace
(b) Whisper
(c) Secret
(d) Law

11. Creon understands the problems of ______, yet elicits duty from them in their support of his decree.
(a) Warriors
(b) Men
(c) Age
(d) Women

12. Creon realizes he still needs to prove his worth to the people as a _____________.
(a) Fighter
(b) Judge
(c) Leader
(d) Friend

13. And ___________, and wind-swift thought, and all the moods that would a state, hath he taught himself.
(a) Poetry
(b) Speech
(c) Fighting
(d) Dancing

14. How does Antigone respond when she is questioned by King Creon about her actions?
(a) She denies nothing
(b) She says nothing
(c) She denies everything
(d) She blames Ismene

15. "For when a house hath once been shaken from _____________, there the curse fails nevermore."
(a) Hell
(b) Heaven
(c) The city
(d) The ground

Short Answer Questions

1. What is not one of the animals that the Chorus notes that man can tame or master?

2. What did Antigone sprinkle over the body of her brother after the winds picked up at midday?

3. And _________, the eldest of the gods, the immortal, the unwearied, doth he wear...

4. What were Polyneices' jaws filled with, according to the speeches of the Chorus in this scene?

5. At what time of day does the story taking place in the play begin?

(see the answer keys)

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