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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Haemon shares with Creon that the people see Antigone as ____________ for the actions she has taken.
2. Whose arrival does Choragos announce at the beginning of the scene in the play?
3. Haemon insists that all men can learn from any who can ____________, when talking to his father.
4. Who visited the princess during her imprisonment for something she could do nothing about?
5. Who leads Teiresias into the court in order to see the King Creon and tell him some news during the play?
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
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
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?
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