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Final Test - Hard

Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 5 short answer 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. The goddesses that King Lycurgus offended were NOT the goddesses who looked over ______________.

3. Creon is delighted that Haemon's fascination with ____________ seems to be eroding during this scene during the play.

4. The Chorus states that they believe Antigone to be ____________, and neither illness nor war carries her to her death.

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

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 main idea of this story is the idea of moral law versus man's law, with the obvious tilt toward moral law being over man's law.

Part 1: How does one even begin to define the idea of moral law? Can this even be measured? Why or why not?

Part 2: Why do you think that moral law is more revered than man's law?

Part 3: Which do you believe is more important - man's law or moral law? Why?

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