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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of Antigone's dog?
(a) Huff.
(b) Fluff.
(c) Puff.
(d) Tuft.

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

3. What did Antigone do to try to find out if Haemon really wanted her in Part 3?
(a) Sent another woman in her place to see if Haemon would slip.
(b) Dressed in Ismenes clothes and makeup.
(c) Wrote hm a love letter.
(d) Tried to seduce him.

4. In Part 2, how does Antigone think her mother would feel about what she was doing?
(a) Proud.
(b) Disappointed.
(c) Angry.
(d) Frightened.

5. What is Antigone's response to Ismene's reply when Antigone tells Ismene about her plan?
(a) She agrees and offers Ismene another option.
(b) She refuses, saying that it is the way things are meant to be.
(c) She disagrees and begins to pack.
(d) She leaves the room angrily.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who confronts Antigone in the beginning of Part 2?

2. In Part 2, what is one of the things Antigone says her family told her not to do?

3. What does Antigone ask of Nurse when Nurse enters the room?

4. What does Nurse bring at the beginning of Part 3?

5. What does Ismene try to do when Antigone wants to discuss her plan in Part 2?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Creon do that gives him a more human quality than he has previously shown?

2. The Chorus is a parallel representation of the Chorus which was often used in Greek tragedy. Do you see any other representations characteristic of Greek tragedy within Part 1?

3. In Part 2, the reader begins to get a feel of Antigone as a tragic heroine. What are some of the hints the author gives to lead the reader to this conclusion?

4. What might Creon's failed attempts to cover up Antigone's betrayal represent to the author?

5. In Part 4, the Chorus highlights the stillness at the heart of tragedy. What is the significance of stillness in the play?

6. What is the moment of crisis as described in "Antigone"?

7. In Part 2, Antigone is firm in her decision to bury Polynices. Despite Ismene's valid arguments against Antigone's proposed actions, Antigone has no plans to veer from her course. Describe one of Antigone's driving forces for her plan in this section of the play.

8. In Part 7, what is the symbolism of the guards coming in and sitting down to play cards?

9. What do you think is the symbolism of the child's shovel left beside Polynices's body in Part 4?

10. What methods does Creon use to try to convince Antigone that she is on the wrong path in Part 5?

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