Antigone Test | Final 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. Even though the king might have everything in life a powerful man might want, without __________ he has nothing coveted by others.

2. Creon believes he will be seen as stronger for refusing to yield to showing ______________ with Antigone.

3. The Chorus assures Antigone in her situation that she will have a peaceful ___________.

4. The goddesses that King Lycurgus offended were NOT the goddesses who looked over ______________.

5. Haemon shares with Creon that the people see Antigone as ____________ for the actions she has taken.

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is the goddess of love and of beauty who the Chorus thinks also enjoys watching the foolishness of man?

2. What happened in the tomb of Antigone after Creon buried Polyneices properly?

3. What does love have the power over, according to this ode in the play?

4. What is Choragos' reaction when Antigone is brought before Creon at the start of this scene?

5. What does Haemon come to say to his father, Creon, when he learns about Antigone?

6. Why was King Lycurgus, Dyras' son, imprisoned in stone, according to the Chorus in this ode?

7. When did Teiresias make an offering to the gods, he tells Creon, that was then refused?

8. Why does Creon believe he will be seen as even more powerful than he is now?

9. Why is Creon happy that Haemon's fascination with Antigone seems to be fading?

10. What does Antigone ask all to see her as when she is standing in front of everyone?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

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?

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