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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 goddesses that King Lycurgus offended were NOT the goddesses who looked over ______________.
(a) Mathematics
(b) Sciences
(c) Arts
(d) Literature

2. Who was with Antigone in the tomb when Creon showed up to let her go?
(a) Ismene
(b) The prophet
(c) Haemon
(d) Eurydice

3. What is Antigone's sentence as handed down by Creon as a result of her actions in burying the body?
(a) Death by hanging
(b) Death by poison
(c) Death by stoning
(d) Death by starvation

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

5. Once offended, the Chorus states, gods and goddesses are without ____________ for the offending party.
(a) Justice
(b) Power
(c) Repercussions
(d) Mercy

Short Answer Questions

1. Who leads Teiresias into the court in order to see the King Creon and tell him some news during the play?

2. Haemon responds to Creon that his __________ is his guide and no marriage is worth losing that.

3. The prophet cautions Creon and the actions he has taken, saying that he is on the edge of __________.

4. Creon believes there is no greater evil than _____________ for that is what destroys households and nations.

5. When Choragos asks the Messenger about his depressing tone, who does the Messenger say has killed himself?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does love have the power over, according to this ode in the play?

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

5. To whom does Antigone compare her emotional state during her time before Creon?

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

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

9. What does Antigone believe plagues her and all her family from the grave?

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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