Final Test - Hard
|Name: _____________________________||Period: ___________________________|
This quiz 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.
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?
Like any piece of literature, one must look at the narrator of the story to decide if they can be believed as the story unfolds.
Part 1: Do you think the Chorus was the best choice for narrating this story? Why or why not?
Part 2: What are some of the weaknesses of having the Chorus narrate this story?
Part 3: What other character might be been better suited for narrating this play for the audience? Why?
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?
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