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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
Death is almost its own character in this story, appearing to advance the story as it unfolds.
Part 1: Why do you think that death is the only possible sentence for Antigone's crime?
Part 2: Why do you think that some of the characters felt that death was the only way to change the outcome of the story?
Part 3: How might the play have been changed if Haemon and the queen had not killed themselves?
Essay Topic 2
Fate seems to be a large character in and of itself, causing characters to do things and to not do things in accordance to it.
Part 1: Why do you think the characters in the play are not willing to do things to interfere with fate?
Part 2: Which character(s) seem most likely to ignore what might be considered to be fate? Why?
Part 3: Do you believe in the idea of fate? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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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