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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. Where was King Lycurgus imprisoned for offending a certain goddesses who preside over the people?
3. Love has power over all mortals and _____________, according to the Chorus within this ode during the play.
4. Antigone agrees that her father's ______________ guilt plagues all her family from the grave.
5. Even though the king might have everything in life a powerful man might want, without __________ he has nothing coveted by others.
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Creon happy that Haemon's fascination with Antigone seems to be fading?
2. When did Teiresias make an offering to the gods, he tells Creon, that was then refused?
3. What does the Chorus elaborate on when it comes to love and its role in the relationship of Haemon and Creon?
4. What does the Messenger say about the grief that the queen must be feeling after the events which took place?
5. What does the Messenger have to say about fate at the start of this scene of the play?
6. Why does Creon believe he will be seen as even more powerful than he is now?
7. What does the prophet tell Creon will happen if he goes through with his actions?
8. Why was King Lycurgus, Dyras' son, imprisoned in stone, according to the Chorus in this ode?
9. To whom does this Chorus compare Antigone in this ode and why?
10. What does the prophet tell Creon when he enters the room, led by the boy into the court?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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