Antigone Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 prophet cautions Creon and the actions he has taken, saying that he is on the edge of __________.

2. Who does Creon feel have always manipulated him, which is a sign of his own self pity for his situation?

3. Why is Creon apt to decide that the prophet has been telling him the truth about his situation?

4. What was the result of the visitor who came to see the princess when she was locked up?

5. Should the proud have survived to old age, notes Choragos, they will have learned to be _________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does this ode praise within the story and within the story of mankind as a whole?

2. What does Creon feel about prophets and what they have done to him in the past?

3. What does the Messenger have to say about fate at the start of this scene of the play?

4. What is the other story of jealousy that the Chorus relates to the audience within this ode, regarding the king and his first wife?

5. What does the Chorus lament in relation to Antigone's story and to the story of the princess?

6. Why is Creon happy that Haemon's fascination with Antigone seems to be fading?

7. What does the Chorus elaborate on when it comes to love and its role in the relationship of Haemon and Creon?

8. Who is the goddess of love and of beauty who the Chorus thinks also enjoys watching the foolishness of man?

9. To whom does Antigone compare her emotional state during her time before Creon?

10. Why was King Lycurgus, Dyras' son, imprisoned in stone, according to the Chorus in this ode?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Even though Antigone knows that she will be punished for her crimes, she admits her actions quickly and explains her intentions.

Part 1: Do you think that Antigone should have confessed for her crimes? Why or why not?

Part 2: How do you think others in the town feel about Antigone and the way she carried herself after being arrested?

Part 3: What do you think would have happened if Antigone had lied to Creon?

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