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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 compares Antigone to ___________, a princess who was imprisoned for an act she might commit.
2. Who was the son supposed to kill as a result of a prophesy that was given?
3. Why was the princess to which Antigone is compared locked up in a prison during the play?
4. Who was with Antigone in the tomb when Creon showed up to let her go?
5. Creon believes that Antigone deserves nothing more than to find a husband in __________ after what she has done.
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the other story of jealousy that the Chorus relates to the audience within this ode, regarding the king and his first wife?
2. To whom does Antigone compare her emotional state during her time before Creon?
3. Why was King Lycurgus, Dyras' son, imprisoned in stone, according to the Chorus in this ode?
4. Why does Creon believe he will be seen as even more powerful than he is now?
5. When did Teiresias make an offering to the gods, he tells Creon, that was then refused?
6. What happened in the tomb of Antigone after Creon buried Polyneices properly?
7. What is Choragos' reaction when Antigone is brought before Creon at the start of this scene?
8. What does Creon pity in some men after talking with Haemon about their relationship?
9. What does the prophet tell Creon when he enters the room, led by the boy into the court?
10. What does love have the power over, according to this ode in the play?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The leader of Creon is one that is recognizable in today's culture, with his strong ideas about what is right and what is wrong.
Part 1: Why do you think that Creon can be a good leader for his people?
Part 2: In what ways might Creon not be the best leader choice for his people at the current time?
Part 3: How might Creon need to change in order to become a beloved leader?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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?
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