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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. Antigone reminds Ismene of family __________ when she tries to reason with her about her actions.
(a) Loyalty
(b) Blood
(c) Punishments
(d) History

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

3. What does Ismene compliment Antigone on before she leaves her to herself and to her actions?
(a) Jealousy
(b) Love
(c) Loyalty
(d) Pride

4. The ode implies that the woes of Antigone are directly related to her _____________, Oedipus.
(a) Father
(b) Cousin
(c) Prophet
(d) Son

5. Creon sees the rights of the _____________ as different for those who are good and those who are wicked.
(a) Faithful
(b) Warriors
(c) Dead
(d) Living

Short Answer Questions

1. And _________, the eldest of the gods, the immortal, the unwearied, doth he wear...

2. Whose decree proclaims that the body of the fallen man is not to be buried by anyone under punishment of death?

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

4. How does Antigone respond when she is questioned by King Creon about her actions?

5. Creon says that Ismene should also be put to death as she is guilty of ____________ in the burial.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is the sentry interrogated by Choragos after he is also yelled at and threatened by Creon?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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