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

2. That __________ which neither sleep, the all-ensnaring, not the untiring months of the gods can master.
(a) Power
(b) Truth
(c) Honesty
(d) Spirit

3. Thy power, O __________, what human trespass can limit? - the Chorus in this ode during the play.
(a) Zeus
(b) Oedipus
(c) Antigone
(d) Creon

4. Ismene feels powerless as a __________ at the start of the story, in addition to her family background.
(a) Queen
(b) Mother
(c) Woman
(d) Sister

5. Whose decree proclaims that the body of the fallen man is not to be buried by anyone under punishment of death?
(a) Creon's
(b) Choragos
(c) Haemon's
(d) Oedipus'

Short Answer Questions

1. How many captains were at the gates and were matched again during the battle?

2. How many gates does Thebes have, according to the Chorus in this scene?

3. The Chorus notes that even in evil doings, man can be ___________, but there are consequences to these actions.

4. What is the walled city that is featured in the actions of this story and drama?

5. The Chorus notes that it can see that generation is not ____________ by generation during the play.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is man said to be the Master of when the Chorus speaks of man in this section of the play?

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

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

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

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

8. What does Choragos have to say about Polyneices during the battle the previous day?

9. To whom does this ode of the play attribute most of Antigone's problems?

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

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