Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This test 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 Topic 1
Like so many other sisters, Antigone and Ismene seem to have a complicated relationship. They want what's best for themselves and for others, though they do not agree.
Part 1: Why do you think these sisters seem to have so much trouble, at first, agreeing with each other?
Part 2: Which sister seems to have the most plausible argument regarding the burial of Polyneices? Why?
Part 3: Do you think that sisters can ever agree with each other all the time? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Oedipus, though dead, is brought into the play as well at various times, as the curse of Antigone and of her life.
Part 1: Why do you think that the play brings the idea of Oedipus into the play?
Part 2: Do you think that someone's past can curse someone's present life? Why or why not?
Part 3: Do you feel sorry for Antigone in having the past she does with Oedipus? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
At various points of the story, it seems that characters already know what is to happen, even before it happens.
Part 1: Why do you think it's important to have this sort of foreshadowing in a piece of literature?
Part 2: Do you think it ruins a story to hint as to what might happen in the end?
Part 3: If the characters already know what's going to happen, why don't they do anything more to stop the hands of fate?
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