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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Creon shares that he will not show any ___________ in his rule nor will he patronize anyone.
(a) Contentment
(b) Peace
(c) Mercy
(d) Fear

2. Who enters in order to announce to the king that someone has tried to cover up the body of Polyneices?
(a) The prophet
(b) Young boy
(c) Sentry
(d) Messenger

3. The power that crosses the ____________ sea, driven by the stormy south-wind, making a path under...
(a) White
(b) Open
(c) Blue
(d) Clear

4. Antigone claims she will be ready to face a/an _____________ death if she is caught in her actions.
(a) Painful
(b) Easy
(c) Quick
(d) Honorable

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Creon says that Ismene should also be put to death as she is guilty of ____________ in the burial.

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

3. And ___________, and wind-swift thought, and all the moods that would a state, hath he taught himself.

4. What else does the Chorus remind the audience that man is strong in?

5. The Chorus does not condone ______________ or even the entertainment of such thoughts.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Chorus speak of in relation to the recent events of the story?

2. Why did the sentry not intend to come back to speak to the king about what he knew about Antigone?

3. What is man said to be the Master of when the Chorus speaks of man in this section of the play?

4. What does Antigone plan to do in response to the King's decree about the burial of her brother?

5. To whom does this ode of the play attribute most of Antigone's problems?

6. In relation to man and to his frailty, the Chorus brings up the evil in having what?

7. What are Creon's ideas about loyalty when it comes to ruling the people of Thebes?

8. What will happen to Polyneices' body after he was killed during the battle?

9. Who informs the audience of the battle that precipitated the previous scene of the play?

10. No matter the vicissitudes of life, what does the Chorus say man is held in?

(see the answer keys)

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