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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. The Chorus points out the evil that is in _________ especially in relation to the situation with Antigone and Creon.
(a) Power
(b) Punishment
(c) Peace
(d) Pride

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

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

4. For that hope whose wanderings are so __________ is to many men a comfort, according to the Chorus.
(a) Powerful
(b) Eager
(c) Wide
(d) Straight

5. Creon says that Ismene should also be put to death as she is guilty of ____________ in the burial.
(a) Planning
(b) Helping
(c) Distraction
(d) Complicity

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who was the captive of the Sentry, the person for which the Sentry was responsible during the play?

3. Man has even taught himself, according to the Chorus, to flee the arrows of the ____________.

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the decree of King Creon have to say about the burial of Antigone and Ismene's brothers?

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

4. How is the water image in this stansimon depicted, which is parallel to the ode's ideas about God's wrath?

5. What is the one force from which man is not immune, according to the Chorus in this part of the play?

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

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

8. What does Antigone have to say when Creon states that she defied the law about burying her brother?

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

10. What does the Chorus say about man and about his position in the universe?

(see the answer keys)

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