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This test 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.
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
The idea that this is a tragedy is mentioned halfway through the story, though the reader has probably already guessed this by that point.
Part 1: How do you think the author of the play defines the idea of tragedy?
Part 2: Why do you think it was important for the Chorus to mention that this play is a tragedy?
Part 3: Does the fact that bad things happen in this play make it more powerful for the reader? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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