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. Antigone asks that all see her as a woman about to die, a woman who will never ____________.

2. The prophet tells Creon to _______________ and to rescind his proclamation.

3. The prophet goes on to tell Creon that he will be paid back _________________.

4. Who visited the princess during her imprisonment for something she could do nothing about?

5. What did the king discover about Antigone when he went to her vault where she was imprisoned?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Creon believe he will be seen as even more powerful than he is now?

2. What is Choragos' reaction when Antigone is brought before Creon at the start of this scene?

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

4. When did Teiresias make an offering to the gods, he tells Creon, that was then refused?

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

6. What does Creon pity in some men after talking with Haemon about their relationship?

7. Why does the Messenger answer the queen, Eurydice, with honesty rather than with lies?

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

9. What does love have the power over, according to this ode in the play?

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 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

At various points of the story, it seems that characters already know what is to happen, even before it happens.

Part 1: Why do you think it's important to have this sort of foreshadowing in a piece of literature?

Part 2: Do you think it ruins a story to hint as to what might happen in the end?

Part 3: If the characters already know what's going to happen, why don't they do anything more to stop the hands of fate?

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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