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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Antigone doing to the body of her brother when the guards rushed up to stop her?
(a) Anointing it
(b) Nothing
(c) Burning it
(d) Singing to it

2. Eventually those who are evil will have to face truth and ______________ for their deeds.
(a) Justice
(b) Punishment
(c) Peace
(d) Death

3. The king cautions against the _____________ and the power of bribery in breaking his decree.
(a) Temptation
(b) Evil
(c) Riches
(d) Strength

4. What did the person who tried to bury the body use in order to start to cover Polyneices up?
(a) Loose dirt
(b) Cement
(c) A blanket
(d) Smoke

5. What is the punishment for burying the body of the soldier in defiance of the decree during the play?
(a) Poisoning
(b) Hanging
(c) Stoning
(d) Firing squad

6. Who does the Sentry admit is responsible for the burying of Polyneices?
(a) Haemon
(b) Antigone
(c) Himself
(d) Ismene

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

8. What is the relationship between Eteocles and Polyneices in the play, even though they fight each other?
(a) Lovers
(b) Cousins
(c) Father and son
(d) Brothers

9. "....the disappointment comes on one who knoweth nought till he burn his __________ against the hot fire."
(a) Hand
(b) Head
(c) Arm
(d) Foot

10. Creon believes that because of Antigone's stubbornness, she will inevitably __________.
(a) Break
(b) Get her way
(c) Learn
(d) Win

11. What is the relationship between Polyneices and Antigone in this play?
(a) Brother and sister
(b) Son and mother
(c) Nephew and Aunt
(d) Cousins

12. What does the Sentry say that Creon should do with Antigone now that she is before him?
(a) Forgive her
(b) Interrogate her
(c) Nothing
(d) Kill her

13. Without ______________, he meets nothing that must come; only against Death shall he call for aid in vain.
(a) A woman
(b) Resource
(c) Rulers
(d) Love

14. The Chorus notes that it can see that generation is not ____________ by generation during the play.
(a) Eased
(b) Followed
(c) Spared
(d) Freed

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who informs the audience of the previous battle during this scene of the play?

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

3. For that hope whose wanderings are so __________ is to many men a comfort, according to the Chorus.

4. Choragos speaks for the Chorus as ___________, pleading for more active support from others in the city during the play.

5. What happened at midday when the guards were watching the body that was not supposed to be buried?

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