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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What did Oedipus do when he realized the incestuous affair that took place with Jocasta?
(a) Blind himself
(b) Try to kill Jocasta
(c) Kill himself
(d) Try to kill Antigone

4. Who was the captive of the Sentry, the person for which the Sentry was responsible during the play?
(a) Eteocles
(b) Haemon
(c) Antigone
(d) Ismene

5. How does Creon describe Antigone after she calls him a fool during her interrogation?
(a) Iron
(b) Just a woman
(c) Idiotic
(d) Stupid

6. How many gates does Thebes have, according to the Chorus in this scene?
(a) Two
(b) Ten
(c) Seven
(d) Six

7. Man is considered to be the one who has ____________ animals, according to the content of the ode.
(a) Killed
(b) Eaten
(c) Named all
(d) Tamed

8. Who killed herself when she realized the incestuous relationship had taken place?
(a) Jocasta
(b) Hera
(c) Eurydice
(d) Antigone

9. Eteocles fought for Thebes and thus he will receive a ___________________ after his death.
(a) Book
(b) Statue in his memory
(c) Full military burial
(d) Pension for his family

10. Who introduces the character of Creon to the play and to the audience who might be watching the play?
(a) Creon
(b) Choragos
(c) Ismene
(d) Antigone

11. What did the guards do in order to determine who would deliver the news to Creon?
(a) Wrestled
(b) Threw dice
(c) Drew straws
(d) Drew swords

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Thou, a ruler to whom ____________ brings not old age, dwellest in the dazzling splendour of Olympus.

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

3. Thy power, O __________, what human trespass can limit? - the Chorus in this ode during the play.

4. "....the disappointment comes on one who knoweth nought till he burn his __________ against the hot fire."

5. The Chorus celebrates the slaying of the two men to be the ultimate __________ victory.

(see the answer keys)

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