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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. Thou, a ruler to whom ____________ brings not old age, dwellest in the dazzling splendour of Olympus.
(a) Peace
(b) Temptation
(c) Night
(d) Time

5. What does Antigone throw back in Ismene's face when Ismene says she will be silent about the actions?
(a) Her incestuous relationship with her brother
(b) Her bloodline
(c) Her false promises
(d) Her cowardice

6. But some god strikes them down, and the race hath no __________________, according to the Chorus.
(a) Ending
(b) Peace
(c) Prosperity
(d) Deliverance

7. What is not one of the animals that the Chorus notes that man can tame or master?
(a) Fish
(b) Beast
(c) Horse
(d) Bull

8. Who returns to talk to Creon after he has been yelled at and threatened by Creon for speaking with him before?
(a) Sentry
(b) Boy
(c) Messenger
(d) Prophet

9. What did Antigone sprinkle over the body of her brother after the winds picked up at midday?
(a) Flowers
(b) Dust
(c) Clay
(d) Wax

10. What kind of image is used to show the wrath that is passed on to future generations?
(a) Water
(b) Earth
(c) Air
(d) Fire

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

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

13. Who is the leader of the group who is telling the story within this section of the play?
(a) Creon
(b) Antigone
(c) Choragos
(d) Haemon

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

15. Creon argues that ______________ would be insulted that Antigone decided to bury the body of Polyneices.
(a) Polyneices
(b) Eteocles
(c) Oedipus
(d) Ismene

Short Answer Questions

1. The Chorus goes on to celebrate man as the ____________ of all beasts in the world during the play.

2. Ismene tries to uphold __________ law and does not believe anyone should oppose it during the play.

3. "For when a house hath once been shaken from _____________, there the curse fails nevermore."

4. Man is considered to be the one who has ____________ animals, according to the content of the ode.

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

(see the answer keys)

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