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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. The Chorus assures Antigone in her situation that she will have a peaceful ___________.
2. Love has power over all mortals and _____________, according to the Chorus within this ode during the play.
3. Who was with Antigone in the tomb when Creon showed up to let her go?
4. What was the result of the visitor who came to see the princess when she was locked up?
5. Who was the son supposed to kill as a result of a prophesy that was given?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happened in the tomb of Antigone after Creon buried Polyneices properly?
2. What does Creon pity in some men after talking with Haemon about their relationship?
3. What does the Chorus elaborate on when it comes to love and its role in the relationship of Haemon and Creon?
4. Why does the Messenger answer the queen, Eurydice, with honesty rather than with lies?
5. To whom does Antigone compare her emotional state during her time before Creon?
6. What does Creon feel about prophets and what they have done to him in the past?
7. What does Antigone ask all to see her as when she is standing in front of everyone?
8. Why does Creon believe he will be seen as even more powerful than he is now?
9. What does the Chorus lament in relation to Antigone's story and to the story of the princess?
10. Who is the goddess of love and of beauty who the Chorus thinks also enjoys watching the foolishness of man?
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
It's interesting to see a less modern book with strong female characters. This is not something one would normally expect to find in a Greek tragedy.
Part 1: Why do you think that Antigone was 'allowed' to be a strong character in this book?
Part 2: What is the advantage of having a woman in the role that Antigone plays instead of a man?
Part 3: Why do you think that the author thought that Antigone, as a character, would make the decisions she did, as opposed to someone else?
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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