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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. Who leads Teiresias into the court in order to see the King Creon and tell him some news during the play?
2. When talking to Haemon, Creon insists that ____________ has no right to tell him how to rule.
3. What is Choragos no longer able to distance himself from when Antigone arrives in the room?
4. Antigone still believes she has done no ____________ wrong and that Creon is the guilty one.
5. The prophet cautions Creon and the actions he has taken, saying that he is on the edge of __________.
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the Messenger say about the grief that the queen must be feeling after the events which took place?
2. What does the prophet tell Creon will happen if he goes through with his actions?
3. What does the Chorus lament in relation to Antigone's story and to the story of the princess?
4. Why does the Messenger answer the queen, Eurydice, with honesty rather than with lies?
5. Why does Creon believe he will be seen as even more powerful than he is now?
6. What does Creon pity in some men after talking with Haemon about their relationship?
7. Who is the goddess of love and of beauty who the Chorus thinks also enjoys watching the foolishness of man?
8. What is the other story of jealousy that the Chorus relates to the audience within this ode, regarding the king and his first wife?
9. What does the Chorus elaborate on when it comes to love and its role in the relationship of Haemon and Creon?
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 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?
Essay Topic 2
During the course of the play, there seem to be a number of characters who move back and forth between major characters, causing messages to be shared in directly.
Part 1: Why are the minor characters given the great tasks of sharing information with major players in the story?
Part 2: Why do you think that major characters don't speak to each other more directly during this play?
Part 3: How might the play be different if the action only focused on the major characters?
Essay Topic 3
The Chorus seems fickle at times, thus acting much like a mob in a city. However, they also have influence in the story, it seems.
Part 1: Do you think the mob mentality adds a new dimension to the story?
Part 2: Why do you think the Chorus can still affect the outcome of the story, even though it changes positions in the play?
Part 3: Does the commentary of the Chorus help your comprehension and enjoyment of the story? Why or why not?
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