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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. If you are to be weak in your allegiances, Creon says, make it to a ____________.
2. Who is the Greek goddess of love and of beauty, according to history and to the Chorus?
3. Even though Creon believes himself to be right, he will not fight _____________.
4. Who gave Polyneices, the son of Oedipus, a proper burial at the end of this play?
5. Who is commiserating about the dominion of fate at the start of this final scene?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the Chorus lament in relation to Antigone's story and to the story of the princess?
2. What does the prophet tell Creon will happen if he goes through with his actions?
3. Why is Creon happy that Haemon's fascination with Antigone seems to be fading?
4. What does Antigone believe plagues her and all her family from the grave?
5. What does the Chorus elaborate on when it comes to love and its role in the relationship of Haemon and Creon?
6. What does the Messenger say about the grief that the queen must be feeling after the events which took place?
7. What does Antigone ask all to see her as when she is standing in front of everyone?
8. What does Creon pity in some men after talking with Haemon about their relationship?
9. When did Teiresias make an offering to the gods, he tells Creon, that was then refused?
10. What does this ode praise within the story and within the story of mankind as a whole?
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
The main idea of this story is the idea of moral law versus man's law, with the obvious tilt toward moral law being over man's law.
Part 1: How does one even begin to define the idea of moral law? Can this even be measured? Why or why not?
Part 2: Why do you think that moral law is more revered than man's law?
Part 3: Which do you believe is more important - man's law or moral law? Why?
Essay Topic 3
The death of a brother has to be a terrifying ordeal for anyone to deal with, no matter the circumstances and the aftermath.
Part 1: Why do you think that Ismene isn't as concerned about Polyneices' burial?
Part 2: Why do you think Antigone feels so strongly that Polyneices be buried?
Part 3: Do you think Antigone was right in making the decision to bury Polynceices? Why or why not?
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