Antigone Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Haemon insists that all men can learn from any who can ____________, when talking to his father.

2. Who is commiserating about the dominion of fate at the start of this final scene?

3. The prophet tells Creon to _______________ and to rescind his proclamation.

4. The Greek goddess of love much enjoys watching men's foolishness when it comes to ___________.

5. The Chorus talks about love's strength and destruction, such as it is between Creon and ____________.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

Oedipus, though dead, is brought into the play as well at various times, as the curse of Antigone and of her life.

Part 1: Why do you think that the play brings the idea of Oedipus into the play?

Part 2: Do you think that someone's past can curse someone's present life? Why or why not?

Part 3: Do you feel sorry for Antigone in having the past she does with Oedipus? Why or why not?

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