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. Men see the act of combat as _________.
(a) Duty.
(b) Glorious.
(c) Horrifying.
(d) Gruesome.

2. How many generals does Eteocle plan to appoint to face their enemies?
(a) 6.
(b) 9.
(c) 7.
(d) 10.

3. Eteocles explains that praying is not the problem of the Chorus, but the way they are praying since they are praying for what?
(a) The safety of themselves.
(b) The safety of their husbands.
(c) The safety of the children.
(d) The safety of Eteocles.

4. Who is the fourth general the Scout describes as constantly shouting out his war cry and acting almost insane with blood lust?
(a) Parthenopaios.
(b) Megareus.
(c) Melanippus.
(d) Hippomedon.

5. Eteocles' and Oedipus' story is playing out the curse originally laid on ___________.
(a) Oedipus.
(b) Laius.
(c) Eteocles.
(d) Polyneices.

6. Who represents the way that Eteocles has followed his own will which he honors more than he honors the will of the gods?
(a) Parthenopaios.
(b) Amphiaraos.
(c) Polyneices.
(d) Kapaneus.

7. What symbol is on Amphiaraos' shield?
(a) Nothing.
(b) The Spinx.
(c) The Typhon.
(d) A Dove.

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

9. Who is the third general described as leading a cavalry of horses, which makes an arrogant, inhuman noise?
(a) Kapaneus.
(b) Amphiaraos.
(c) Typhon.
(d) Eteoklos.

10. Whose shield bears the image of a man climbing a ladder and shouting that not even Ares will knock him off it?
(a) Eteoklos.
(b) Hyperbios.
(c) Kapaneus.
(d) Polyneices.

11. Who does Eteocles express his disgust with in Part 2 of the play?
(a) His army.
(b) The Chorus.
(c) Polyneices.
(d) King of Argos.

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

13. Why is Tydeus forbidden to cross the river?
(a) He doesn't have a ship.
(b) He can't swim.
(c) The omens aren't good.
(d) It's against his religion.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Because of Eteocles' suggestion of what the Chorus should pray about, they begin to pray about what?

2. Who does Eteocles accuse of bringing down the city's morale?

3. The principle contrast in Part 2 is between what two objects?

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

5. The principle contrast in Part 2 represents traditional male and female differences in the thought about __________.

(see the answer keys)

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