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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 does Ismene say she can't do in Part 3?
(a) Sleep.
(b) All of the answers are correct.
(c) Find the brooch Antigone was asking for.
(d) Believe that Haemon wants to marry Antigone.

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

3. How is Antigone's sister described in Part 1?
(a) A voluptuous, ambitious girl.
(b) A dark, thin girl.
(c) A happy, laughing girl.
(d) A quiet, shy girl.

4. Who confronts Antigone in the beginning of Part 2?
(a) Polynices.
(b) Nurse.
(c) Creon.
(d) Ismene.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the agreement between Eteocles and Polynices?

2. What does Antigone do when she is confronted in Part 2?

3. What is the final, tragic result of the agreement between Eteocles and Polynices in Part 1?

4. What does Ismene say Creon has that will drag them to the scaffold?

5. Polynices is Ismene's ______________.

Short Essay Questions

1. Elaborate on the purpose of the play's vague setting.

2. The relationship between Antigone and Haemon is complicated. Despite his vows of love, Antigone cannot bring herself to believe that Haemon would choose her over Ismene. In Part 3, what does Antigone do to test Haemon?

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

4. What remains for Creon to do after the deaths of his wife, his son and his niece?

5. How is Antigone to be put to death, and how does she feel about it?

6. What is the function of the Guardsmen? Consider their dialogue, their interaction with the "major" players, the Chorus' comments on them, and so on.

7. How do Haemon and Antigone view Creon's life?

8. Prophecy is a large part of the story of Oedipus, his children, and the city of Thebes. A complicated and convoluted story, Oedipus's fate, and hence that of his children and Thebes, was foretold long before his birth and began with Oedipus's father, Laius's, evil act of kidnapping and murdering his friend's young son. In Part 2, the reader begins to get a feel for the inevitability of this curse and its after effects on the city of Thebes. What are Antigone's feelings about this curse as shown in Part 2?

9. Ismene asks Antigone if she has considered some of the possible ramifications of her actions. What were the ramifications that Ismene was asking about, and how does Antigone react to the question?

10. Why does the author expose the character's fates in the beginning?

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