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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Antigone leave at the very end of Part 6?
2. In Part 5, why does Antigone ask Creon to kill her in a certain way?
3. In Part 5, what is the first thing that Creon asks Antigone?
4. In Part 6, after Haemon begs Creon to be courageous, how does Creon respond?
5. What was Jonas doing when he discovered Antigone covering Polynices's body?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Describe Creon's rise to King of Thebes. What was his previous governmental role? Why do you think he was chosen as ruler? Since his bloodline isn't the same as Oedipus's, what must he do to prove that he is worthy of the throne? Did his diverse treatment of Eteocles's and Polynices's bodies have anything to do with feeling that he must prove his strength and worthiness? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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