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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 notes that even the powerful are not immune to ___________, as the wife could not let go of her sadness
(a) Fear
(b) Happiness
(c) Grief
(d) Pain

2. What did the king discover about Antigone when he went to her vault where she was imprisoned?
(a) She was alive
(b) She had escaped
(c) She was asleep
(d) She hanged herself

3. What is the focus of this ode in the play? What theme is being discussed during this section?
(a) Love
(b) Friendship
(c) War
(d) Pride

4. Even though Creon believes himself to be right, he will not fight _____________.
(a) Haemon
(b) Choragos
(c) Destiny
(d) The prophet

5. _____________ starts to tear up at the sight of Antigone being led into the room during the play.
(a) Choragos
(b) Creon
(c) Ismene
(d) Haemon

Short Answer Questions

1. Antigone asks that all see her as a woman about to die, a woman who will never ____________.

2. The Chorus compares Antigone to ___________, a princess who was imprisoned for an act she might commit.

3. The Greek goddess of love much enjoys watching men's foolishness when it comes to ___________.

4. Who was the son supposed to kill as a result of a prophesy that was given?

5. Who goes to free Antigone and to bury Polyneices as the prophet said should be done?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is the goddess of love and of beauty who the Chorus thinks also enjoys watching the foolishness of man?

2. Why was King Lycurgus, Dyras' son, imprisoned in stone, according to the Chorus in this ode?

3. What does Antigone ask all to see her as when she is standing in front of everyone?

4. Why is Creon happy that Haemon's fascination with Antigone seems to be fading?

5. Why does Creon believe he will be seen as even more powerful than he is now?

6. What does Creon feel about prophets and what they have done to him in the past?

7. What does Haemon come to say to his father, Creon, when he learns about Antigone?

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 the prophet tell Creon will happen if he goes through with his actions?

10. To whom does this Chorus compare Antigone in this ode and why?

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