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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Creon believes that Antigone deserves nothing more than to find a husband in __________ after what she has done.
2. Creon believes he will be seen as stronger for refusing to yield to showing ______________ with Antigone.
3. What was the result of the visitor who came to see the princess when she was locked up?
4. Who is the Greek goddess of love and of beauty, according to history and to the Chorus?
5. What is Choragos no longer able to distance himself from when Antigone arrives in the room?
Essay Topic 1
Women are certainly a central focus of this play and of its actions. There are many questions also brought up in regards to the position of women in society.
Part 1: What does the author seem to be saying about the position of women in society at the time?
Part 2: Why does Isemene seem to think that women should obey the laws of men?
Part 3: Would you consider Antigone to be a feminist? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
In a sense, there are numerous rivalries occurring during and before the start of this play.
Part 1: Why did Eteocles and Polyneices have a rivalry between themselves?
Part 2: Why did Ismene and Antigone have a rivalry between themselves?
Part 3: Why is rivalry necessary in the course of human relationships? Or isn't it?
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