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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. Whose arrival does Choragos announce at the beginning of the scene in the play?
2. Who was the son supposed to kill as a result of a prophesy that was given?
3. Creon believes that Antigone would have been trouble for Haemon both in and out of _________.
4. The Greek goddess of love much enjoys watching men's foolishness when it comes to ___________.
5. Haemon responds to Creon that his __________ is his guide and no marriage is worth losing that.
Short Essay Questions
1. What does love have the power over, according to this ode in the play?
2. What does Creon feel about prophets and what they have done to him in the past?
3. Why is Creon happy that Haemon's fascination with Antigone seems to be fading?
4. What does this ode praise within the story and within the story of mankind as a whole?
5. What does Haemon come to say to his father, Creon, when he learns about Antigone?
6. What does the Messenger say about the grief that the queen must be feeling after the events which took place?
7. What does the Chorus lament in relation to Antigone's story and to the story of the princess?
8. What does the prophet tell Creon will happen if he goes through with his actions?
9. Who is the goddess of love and of beauty who the Chorus thinks also enjoys watching the foolishness of man?
10. Why does Creon believe he will be seen as even more powerful than he is now?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Oedipus, though dead, is brought into the play as well at various times, as the curse of Antigone and of her life.
Part 1: Why do you think that the play brings the idea of Oedipus into the play?
Part 2: Do you think that someone's past can curse someone's present life? Why or why not?
Part 3: Do you feel sorry for Antigone in having the past she does with Oedipus? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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