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

2. Without ______________, he meets nothing that must come; only against Death shall he call for aid in vain.
(a) Resource
(b) Love
(c) Rulers
(d) A woman

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

4. What does the leader of the group call Polyneices when he is in the midst of battle? A wild __________ screaming.
(a) Tiger
(b) Bear
(c) Hawk
(d) Eagle

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who enters in order to announce to the king that someone has tried to cover up the body of Polyneices?

2. What did the person who tried to bury the body use in order to start to cover Polyneices up?

3. Who answered the battle cry of Polyneices in the battle where he finally lost his life?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does the Messenger say about the grief that the queen must be feeling after the events which took place?

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

7. When did Teiresias make an offering to the gods, he tells Creon, that was then refused?

8. Why was King Lycurgus, Dyras' son, imprisoned in stone, according to the Chorus in this ode?

9. Who is the goddess of love and of beauty who the Chorus thinks also enjoys watching the foolishness of man?

10. What does Creon feel about prophets and what they have done to him in the past?

(see the answer keys)

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