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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 did Oedipus do when he realized the incestuous affair that took place with Jocasta?
(a) Kill himself
(b) Blind himself
(c) Try to kill Antigone
(d) Try to kill Jocasta

2. At what time of day does the story taking place in the play begin?
(a) Dawn
(b) Midnight
(c) Twilight
(d) Midafternoon

3. What else does the Chorus remind the audience that man is strong in?
(a) Love
(b) Wit
(c) Friendship
(d) Riches

4. To what place does Creon believe that Antigone will go after her death for her actions?
(a) Hell
(b) Mount Olympus
(c) Rome
(d) Heaven

5. Creon gives ____________ to anyone who contradicts the king's wishes concerning the burial during the play.
(a) Poison
(b) More taxes
(c) No support
(d) Blessings

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What army decided to attack Thebes, though they were driven back during their efforts during the play?

3. Creon realizes he still needs to prove his worth to the people as a _____________.

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

5. Eventually those who are evil will have to face truth and ______________ for their deeds.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What did the guards do after Creon threatened the sentry initially after questioning him?

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

6. What does Creon say about his position and his worthiness to be in such a position?

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

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

9. Why did the sentry not intend to come back to speak to the king about what he knew about Antigone?

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

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