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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 is commiserating about the dominion of fate at the start of this final scene?
2. No ____________ can escape love, according to the Chorus within this scene.
3. Even though Creon believes himself to be right, he will not fight _____________.
4. The prophet tells Creon to _______________ and to rescind his proclamation.
5. Creon is told by ______________ that trees and ships yield to the destructive nature of floods.
Short Essay Questions
1. To whom does Antigone compare her emotional state during her time before Creon?
2. When did Teiresias make an offering to the gods, he tells Creon, that was then refused?
3. What does love have the power over, according to this ode in the play?
4. What is the other story of jealousy that the Chorus relates to the audience within this ode, regarding the king and his first wife?
5. What does the Chorus lament in relation to Antigone's story and to the story of the princess?
6. Why was King Lycurgus, Dyras' son, imprisoned in stone, according to the Chorus in this ode?
7. Why does Creon believe he will be seen as even more powerful than he is now?
8. What does Antigone ask all to see her as when she is standing in front of everyone?
9. Who is the goddess of love and of beauty who the Chorus thinks also enjoys watching the foolishness of man?
10. Why does the Messenger answer the queen, Eurydice, with honesty rather than with lies?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
At various points of the story, it seems that characters already know what is to happen, even before it happens.
Part 1: Why do you think it's important to have this sort of foreshadowing in a piece of literature?
Part 2: Do you think it ruins a story to hint as to what might happen in the end?
Part 3: If the characters already know what's going to happen, why don't they do anything more to stop the hands of fate?
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