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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 happened at midday when the guards were watching the body that was not supposed to be buried?
(a) It grew dark
(b) It began to storm
(c) The sun began to shine brighter
(d) A fog rolled in

2. Man is held in _________ for his stamina and his spirit, no matter what other things he might do.
(a) Rage
(b) Awe
(c) Contempt
(d) Fear

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

4. Ismene tries to uphold __________ law and does not believe anyone should oppose it during the play.
(a) God's
(b) Man's
(c) Haemon's
(d) Creon's

5. What is believed to be on Ismene and Antigone as a result of Oedipus and Jocasta's actions?
(a) Blessing
(b) Curse
(c) Genetic disease
(d) A burden of making things right

Short Answer Questions

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

2. For that hope whose wanderings are so __________ is to many men a comfort, according to the Chorus.

3. Where does the Chorus state that Polyneices came from when he entered into battle?

4. Creon acknowledges that __________ is not transferable from one leader to the next. He must earn it.

5. What is the relationship between Eteocles and Polyneices in the play, even though they fight each other?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Creon caution against in the support of his decree about the burial rulings for the two men?

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

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

6. What is the status of the battle at the start of the play, ANTIGONE?

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

8. What does the sentry admit to Choragos when he is being questioned about the burial?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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