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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 in this scene is a group of singers and dancers who are meant to represent the _____________.
(a) Mind of Antigone
(b) Conscience of Creon
(c) Fates
(d) Common man

2. Man is the most awesome wonder in the _____________, according to the Chorus during the play.
(a) Universe
(b) City
(c) God's realm
(d) Earth

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

4. Man also is the one who protects himself from the ____________, according to the content of the ode.
(a) Animals
(b) Truth
(c) Lies
(d) Elements

5. What is the punishment for burying the body of the soldier in defiance of the decree during the play?
(a) Stoning
(b) Hanging
(c) Firing squad
(d) Poisoning

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the relationship between Polyneices and Antigone in this play?

2. Creon argues that ______________ would be insulted that Antigone decided to bury the body of Polyneices.

3. Antigone reminds Ismene of family __________ when she tries to reason with her about her actions.

4. Creon sees the rights of the _____________ as different for those who are good and those who are wicked.

5. What did the guards do in order to determine who would deliver the news to Creon?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the Chorus praise when they are speaking in this section of the play?

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

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 sentry admit to Choragos when he is being questioned about the burial?

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

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

8. What is the other story of jealousy that the Chorus relates to the audience within this ode, regarding the king and his first wife?

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

10. What happens to men who are happy in their evil doings, according to the Chorus in this scene?

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