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

2. Who interrogates the Sentry when he reveals the person who is responsible for burying the body?
(a) Choragos
(b) Haemon
(c) Creon
(d) The prophet

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

4. That _______, in turn, in brought low -- by the blood-stained dust die to the gods infernal.
(a) Peace
(b) Justice
(c) Hope
(d) Truth

5. That __________ which neither sleep, the all-ensnaring, not the untiring months of the gods can master.
(a) Power
(b) Honesty
(c) Truth
(d) Spirit

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Antigone throw back in Ismene's face when Ismene says she will be silent about the actions?

2. The Chorus points out the evil that is in _________ especially in relation to the situation with Antigone and Creon.

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

4. The power that crosses the ____________ sea, driven by the stormy south-wind, making a path under...

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What happened the day before the opening of the play, according to the speakers in this scene?

4. What are Choragos and the Chorus meant to represent during the rest of the play?

5. What did Antigone do after the winds picked up and darkness fell, after she cried over the body of her brother?

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

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

8. What does Creon believe is secondary to the general good of the people he now rules?

9. What is the tone that the Chorus now takes on, which is different from the earlier tone it shared?

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

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