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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, as a result of the story it shares, laments the powerlessness of man over _____________.
(a) Destiny
(b) Curses
(c) The Gods
(d) Justice

2. The prophet goes on to tell Creon that he will be paid back _________________.
(a) Corpse for corpse
(b) Ten times fold
(c) With great poverty
(d) With a war to end all wars

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Creon believes he will be seen as stronger for refusing to yield to showing ______________ with Antigone.

2. No ____________ can escape love, according to the Chorus within this scene.

3. Who visited the princess during her imprisonment for something she could do nothing about?

4. Who gave Polyneices, the son of Oedipus, a proper burial at the end of this play?

5. What is the handicap of Teiresias, the prophet, who comes to speak to Creon during the play?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does this ode praise within the story and within the story of mankind as a whole?

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

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

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

5. What does the Messenger say about the grief that the queen must be feeling after the events which took place?

6. What is the other story of jealousy that the Chorus relates to the audience within this ode, regarding the king and his first wife?

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

8. Why does the Messenger answer the queen, Eurydice, with honesty rather than with lies?

9. What does Creon pity in some men after talking with Haemon about their relationship?

10. What does the Chorus elaborate on when it comes to love and its role in the relationship of Haemon and Creon?

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