Antigone Test | 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. That __________ which neither sleep, the all-ensnaring, not the untiring months of the gods can master.

2. How does Creon describe Antigone after she calls him a fool during her interrogation?

3. But some god strikes them down, and the race hath no __________________, according to the Chorus.

4. Who killed herself when she realized the incestuous relationship had taken place?

5. Who returns to talk to Creon after he has been yelled at and threatened by Creon for speaking with him before?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why does God support the Theban warriors during the battle that took place prior to the start of the play?

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

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

6. What is the one force from which man is not immune, according to the Chorus in this part of the play?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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