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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Part 6, the Chorus tells Creon that Haemon has been what?
2. In Part 5, to what does Antigone say that Polynices is entitled?
3. In Part 6, what does the Chorus try to convince Creon to do?
4. How does Antigone try to convince the guards to let her go?
5. Where is Antigone's execution to take place?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Chorus is another element common to Greek tragedies, often representing the feelings of the spectators of the tragedy. When there is sorrow and the character appears stoic, the Chorus wails its anguish. Anger, confusion, practically any extreme emotion is carried out by the Chorus while the characters seem resigned to whatever event might be occurring. Recall a situation where the Chorus is employed in "Antigone." What is the Chorus's role in this situation? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Why do you think the Chorus revealed the characters' eventual fates at the very beginning of the play? Do you think it took away from the storyline? Why or why not? Was there a specific purpose, such as freeing the reader (or viewer if the play was acted out) from having to figure out what might happen in the end so he/she may focus on the lessons of the play? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
What purpose does the Chorus serve? Is it a genuine character or more of a narrator? Do you think that his role is necessary or extraneous? Why?
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