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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. What is the one force from which the Chorus notes that man is not immune?
(a) Death
(b) Taxes
(c) Disease
(d) Birth

2. 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

3. What army decided to attack Thebes, though they were driven back during their efforts during the play?
(a) Argive
(b) Italian
(c) Roman
(d) Greek

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Man also is the one who protects himself from the ____________, according to the content of the ode.

2. Who slew Polyneices during that final battle that caused him to be left without a proper burial?

3. What is the punishment for burying the body of the soldier in defiance of the decree during the play?

4. How does Creon describe Antigone after she calls him a fool during her interrogation?

5. What is the other name for God that is used by the Chorus in this scene of the play and throughout the play?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why is the sentry interrogated by Choragos after he is also yelled at and threatened by Creon?

4. What transpired between the two brothers, according to the Chorus in the play during this scene?

5. What are Antigone and Ismene commiserating about at the start of the story that drives the rest of the play?

6. What does this ode have to say about the transference of God's wrath between generations?

7. What did the guards do after Creon threatened the sentry initially after questioning him?

8. What does Creon say about his position and his worthiness to be in such a position?

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

10. Why does God support the Theban warriors during the battle that took place prior to the start of the play?

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