Seven against Thebes Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Traditionally, women are more concerned with _________.
(a) What happens after the battle.
(b) Raising the children.
(c) Their appearance.
(d) Their social standing.

2. What is on Parthenopaios' shield?
(a) The Fury.
(b) The Oracle.
(c) The Typhon.
(d) The Spinx.

3. Who represents Eteocles' own blindness and bad judgment?
(a) The mind.
(b) Tydeus.
(c) The Spinx.
(d) The soul.

4. The Chorus formally pray to Zeus and the other gods, asking them _____________.
(a) Where they should go if the city is destroyed.
(b) How should the army fight.
(c) Who is going to win the battle.
(d) Who is going to be the new king.

5. Eteocles' story and actions echo the story and actions of which other story?
(a) Laius.
(b) Oedipus.
(c) Polyneices.
(d) King of Argos.

6. Who is the second general that says that he will destroy the city whether it is the gods' will or not?
(a) Polyphontes.
(b) Kapaneus.
(c) Eteoklos.
(d) Melanippus.

7. How does Eteocles try to calm the Chorus in Part 2?
(a) He gives them a formal prayer to offer the gods.
(b) He tells them to get out of Thebes.
(c) He doesn't.
(d) He tells them all is well.

8. What imagery does the Chorus use to illustrate the situation of Eteocles and his family?
(a) The waves.
(b) A ship.
(c) The ocean.
(d) The throne.

9. Who is the young general with an almost feminine beauty but a vicious temper?
(a) Polyneices.
(b) Tydeus.
(c) Hyperbios.
(d) Parthenopaios.

10. Eteocles and the Chorus express themselves through which literary element?
(a) Personification.
(b) Imagery.
(c) Allusion.
(d) Irony.

11. Eteocles instructs the Chorus to pray for ________ instead of safety?
(a) Strength.
(b) Suffrage.
(c) Peace.
(d) Reconciliation.

12. Who is "unmoved by the sound of snorting horses?"
(a) Megareus.
(b) Oedipus.
(c) Polyphontes.
(d) Eteoklos.

13. Who is the oldest and more experienced general in Eteocles' army?
(a) Amphiaraos.
(b) Dike.
(c) Aktor.
(d) Lasthenes.

14. Eteocles' refusal to respect his agreement with Polyneices indicates his desire to ___________.
(a) Disown his brother.
(b) Have world domination.
(c) Anger his brother.
(d) Possess and control the city.

15. What emblem is on Tydeus' shield?
(a) Hekate.
(b) Spinx.
(c) Typhon.
(d) Fury.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who promises to "bring this man [Polyneices] to his harbor, and he shall enjoy his father's city?"

2. The Chorus uses all of the following likening the destruction and violation of the city to the destruction and violation of a woman except:

3. What does Eteocles accuse the Chorus of being?

4. Who prays to the gods to guide and inspire Eteocles' generals to victory?

5. Whose shield bears the image of a man climbing a ladder and shouting that not even Ares will knock him off it?

(see the answer keys)

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