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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 Topics

Essay Topic 1

Even though Antigone knows that she will be punished for her crimes, she admits her actions quickly and explains her intentions.

Part 1: Do you think that Antigone should have confessed for her crimes? Why or why not?

Part 2: How do you think others in the town feel about Antigone and the way she carried herself after being arrested?

Part 3: What do you think would have happened if Antigone had lied to Creon?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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