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 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
The second section of the play is actually a recollection of the battle that took place to cause the deaths of Eteocles and Polyneices.
Part 1: Why do you think the author decided to backtrack after the opening has already been established?
Part 2: Why does the play need to describe the events which took place in the battle?
Part 3: Do you think the play would have been weakened if this second section had not been included? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
The idea that this is a tragedy is mentioned halfway through the story, though the reader has probably already guessed this by that point.
Part 1: How do you think the author of the play defines the idea of tragedy?
Part 2: Why do you think it was important for the Chorus to mention that this play is a tragedy?
Part 3: Does the fact that bad things happen in this play make it more powerful for the reader? Why or why not?
This section contains 355 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)