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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Ismene try to do when Antigone wants to discuss her plan in Part 2?
(a) Convince Antigone that running away will solve nothing.
(b) Tell Antigone that she will help.
(c) Talk Antigone into getting someone else to do it.
(d) Talk Antigone out of it.

2. Antigone says the Nurse is stronger than what in Part 2?
(a) Nightmares.
(b) Shadow.
(c) Fever.
(d) All of the answers are correct.

3. Whom does Ismene say needs Antigone?
(a) Nurse.
(b) All of the answers are correct.
(c) The dog.
(d) Haemon.

4. What is Antigone's sister's name?
(a) Aeronia.
(b) Esperanza.
(c) Ophelia.
(d) Ismene.

5. What does Nurse bring at the beginning of Part 3?
(a) Coffee and toast.
(b) Her knitting.
(c) Ismene.
(d) A gallant friend.

6. What is Ismene doing in Part 1 when she is introduced?
(a) Laughing and chatting with Haemon.
(b) Pretending she is alone.
(c) Asking Creon to accept her as a courtesan.
(d) Lamenting her eventual fate.

7. What did Antigone fling at Ismene when they were children?
(a) Worms and mud.
(b) Stones.
(c) Cabbage.
(d) Rotten apples.

8. What does the person who confronts Antigone in Part 2 think Antigone was doing?
(a) Taking a walk without her chaperone.
(b) Attending lessons without permission.
(c) Visiting her secret sweetheart.
(d) Painting in the garden.

9. In Part 3, as Nurse is wondering what is wrong with Antigone, who enters the room?
(a) Creon.
(b) Polynices.
(c) Ismene.
(d) Haemon.

10. How is Antigone described in Part 1?
(a) A dark, thin girl.
(b) An uncommonly beautiful creature.
(c) An angel.
(d) A bright, blond woman.

11. What does Antigone tell Nurse to do if her dog keeps waiting by the door?
(a) To ignore the dog.
(b) To put the dog down.
(c) To take the dog home with her.
(d) To give the dog away.

12. In Part 2, what is one of the things Antigone says her family told her not to do?
(a) Run in the wind.
(b) Go out without a chaperone.
(c) Marry for love.
(d) Behave willfully.

13. In Part 3, for what does Antigone apologize to Haemon?
(a) Calling him a weakling.
(b) Leaving before lunch.
(c) Breaking his watch.
(d) Their quarrel the previous night.

14. What is Creon's wife doing when she is introduced?
(a) Brushing her daughter's hair.
(b) Looking for her husband's socks.
(c) Practicing her lines.
(d) Knitting.

15. In Part 3, what did Antigone borrow from Ismene?
(a) Ismene's jewelry.
(b) All of the answers are correct.
(c) Ismene's makeup and perfume.
(d) Ismene's dress.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happens to Eteocles's body in Part 1?

2. In Part 3, Ismene urges Antigone not to what?

3. In Part 2, how does Antigone think her mother would feel about what she was doing?

4. What is the character's name who introduces the other characters?

5. When Creon's wife is introduced, it is said that she will continue her task until what?

(see the answer keys)

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