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Antigone Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the new tone of this group of citizens that is now speaking to the audience?



2. What is not one of the animals that the Chorus notes that man can tame or master?



3. Antigone reminds Ismene of family __________ when she tries to reason with her about her actions.



4. Creon sees his job as for the general _____________ over personal alliances and over personal friendships.



5. What is the relationship between Polyneices and Antigone in this play?



Short Essay Questions

1. What does Creon caution against in the support of his decree about the burial rulings for the two men?



2. What are Choragos and the Chorus meant to represent during the rest of the play?



3. What is the status of the battle at the start of the play, ANTIGONE?



4. What does the Chorus lament in relation to Antigone's story and to the story of the princess?



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



6. What happened in the tomb of Antigone after Creon buried Polyneices properly?



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



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



9. What is the punishment for Antigone if she goes against the decree of King Creon?



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



Essay Topics

The Chorus is something most readers are not used to seeing in a play as they might see or read in the modern times.

Part 1: Why do you think the Chorus played such an important role in Greek tragedies?

Part 2: Why is the Chorus a necessary part of the play?

Part 3: How might the play have changed if the Chorus had not been included in this play?

It's interesting to see a less modern book with strong female characters. This is not something one would normally expect to find in a Greek tragedy.

Part 1: Why do you think that Antigone was 'allowed' to be a strong character in this book?

Part 2: What is the advantage of having a woman in the role that Antigone plays instead of a man?

Part 3: Why do you think that the author thought that Antigone, as a character, would make the decisions she did, as opposed to someone else?

The leader of Creon is one that is recognizable in today's culture, with his strong ideas about what is right and what is wrong.

Part 1: Why do you think that Creon can be a good leader for his people?

Part 2: In what ways might Creon not be the best leader choice for his people at the current time?

Part 3: How might Creon need to change in order to become a beloved leader?

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