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

2. The Chorus in this ode goes on about the greatness of ___________ when they speak to the audience.
(a) Blood
(b) Power
(c) Man
(d) Truth

3. How does Antigone respond when she is questioned by King Creon about her actions?
(a) She denies everything
(b) She blames Ismene
(c) She says nothing
(d) She denies nothing

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

5. Whose body is to be left out to be pecked and torn apart, without a proper military burial?
(a) Antigone
(b) Eteocles
(c) Ismene
(d) Polyneices

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. _________ supported the Thebans as he does not support the proud, like Polyneices and his army.

4. Man is held in _________ for his stamina and his spirit, no matter what other things he might do.

5. Who was the captive of the Sentry, the person for which the Sentry was responsible during the play?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the punishment for Antigone if she goes against the decree of King Creon?

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

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

7. What does the Chorus speak of in relation to the recent events of the story?

8. What does this ode have to say about the transference of God's wrath between generations?

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

10. What will happen to Polyneices' body after he was killed during the battle?

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