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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. Antigone claims she will be ready to face a/an _____________ death if she is caught in her actions.

2. And _________, the eldest of the gods, the immortal, the unwearied, doth he wear...

3. Man is the most awesome wonder in the _____________, according to the Chorus during the play.

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

5. Whose body is to be left out to be pecked and torn apart, without a proper military burial?

Short Essay Questions

1. What will happen to Polyneices' body after he was killed during the battle?

2. What is man said to be the Master of when the Chorus speaks of man in this section of the play?

3. What does Antigone plan to do in response to the King's decree about the burial of her brother?

4. What does the Chorus speak of in relation to the recent events of the story?

5. What does Creon do in order to address the fears of the people when a new leader emerges?

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

7. What did the guards do after Creon threatened the sentry initially after questioning him?

8. What does the Chorus praise when they are speaking in this section of the play?

9. What happens to men who are happy in their evil doings, according to the Chorus in this scene?

10. To whom does this ode of the play attribute most of Antigone's problems?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Like any piece of literature, one must look at the narrator of the story to decide if they can be believed as the story unfolds.

Part 1: Do you think the Chorus was the best choice for narrating this story? Why or why not?

Part 2: What are some of the weaknesses of having the Chorus narrate this story?

Part 3: What other character might be been better suited for narrating this play for the audience? Why?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

The main idea of this story is the idea of moral law versus man's law, with the obvious tilt toward moral law being over man's law.

Part 1: How does one even begin to define the idea of moral law? Can this even be measured? Why or why not?

Part 2: Why do you think that moral law is more revered than man's law?

Part 3: Which do you believe is more important - man's law or moral law? Why?

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