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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 handicap of Teiresias, the prophet, who comes to speak to Creon during the play?
2. The Chorus assures Antigone in her situation that she will have a peaceful ___________.
3. Creon believes he will be seen as stronger for refusing to yield to showing ______________ with Antigone.
4. Who was with Antigone in the tomb when Creon showed up to let her go?
5. What is the relationship that Haemon has with Antigone, according to the play?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Creon feel about prophets and what they have done to him in the past?
2. What does Antigone believe plagues her and all her family from the grave?
3. What does Antigone ask all to see her as when she is standing in front of everyone?
4. What is Choragos' reaction when Antigone is brought before Creon at the start of this scene?
5. What does the prophet tell Creon will happen if he goes through with his actions?
6. What does Creon pity in some men after talking with Haemon about their relationship?
7. What does the Messenger have to say about fate at the start of this scene of the play?
8. Who is the goddess of love and of beauty who the Chorus thinks also enjoys watching the foolishness of man?
9. To whom does Antigone compare her emotional state during her time before Creon?
10. Why does Creon believe he will be seen as even more powerful than he is now?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
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
The idea that this is a tragedy is mentioned halfway through the story, though the reader has probably already guessed this by that point.
Part 1: How do you think the author of the play defines the idea of tragedy?
Part 2: Why do you think it was important for the Chorus to mention that this play is a tragedy?
Part 3: Does the fact that bad things happen in this play make it more powerful for the reader? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
The Chorus is something most readers are not used to seeing in a play as they might see or read in the modern times.
Part 1: Why do you think the Chorus played such an important role in Greek tragedies?
Part 2: Why is the Chorus a necessary part of the play?
Part 3: How might the play have changed if the Chorus had not been included in this play?
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