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. Creon tells Haemon he is grateful for his ____________ in all matters, and is pleased with Haemon's answer.

2. Who was the son supposed to kill as a result of a prophesy that was given?

3. Who is commiserating about the dominion of fate at the start of this final scene?

4. When talking to Haemon, Creon insists that ____________ has no right to tell him how to rule.

5. Love has power over all mortals and _____________, according to the Chorus within this ode during the play.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happened in the tomb of Antigone after Creon buried Polyneices properly?

3. What does the prophet tell Creon when he enters the room, led by the boy into the court?

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

5. What does the prophet tell Creon will happen if he goes through with his actions?

6. What does Antigone ask all to see her as when she is standing in front of everyone?

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

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

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

10. What does Haemon come to say to his father, Creon, when he learns about Antigone?

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

The idea of family values and loyalty is one that is tested time and time again in this story - from Antigone and her beliefs to Haemon and his relationship with his father.

Part 1: Why do you think Antigone values her family even more than the law in this play?

Part 2: Why do you think Haemon is so willing to argue with his father about the law that Antigone breaks?

Part 3: What does this play seem to be saying about the value of family in one's life?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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