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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. Antigone agrees that her father's ______________ guilt plagues all her family from the grave.
(a) Anarchistic
(b) Murderous
(c) Incestuous
(d) Godless

2. The prophet tells Creon to _______________ and to rescind his proclamation.
(a) Step down from power
(b) Bury Polyneices
(c) Get over himself
(d) Dig up Eteocles

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

4. Who is commiserating about the dominion of fate at the start of this final scene?
(a) Haemon
(b) Choragos
(c) Sentry
(d) Messenger

5. What is Choragos no longer able to distance himself from when Antigone arrives in the room?
(a) Her beauty
(b) Creon
(c) Haemon's will
(d) Her death

Short Answer Questions

1. Even though the king might have everything in life a powerful man might want, without __________ he has nothing coveted by others.

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

3. Haemon shares with Creon that the people see Antigone as ____________ for the actions she has taken.

4. Who does Creon feel have always manipulated him, which is a sign of his own self pity for his situation?

5. What did the king discover about Antigone when he went to her vault where she was imprisoned?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the prophet tell Creon will happen if he goes through with his actions?

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

4. When did Teiresias make an offering to the gods, he tells Creon, that was then refused?

5. What is Choragos' reaction when Antigone is brought before Creon at the start of this scene?

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

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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