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. Who does Eteocles send to face Tydeus?
(a) Megareus.
(b) Melanippus.
(c) Parthenopaios.
(d) Eteoklos.

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

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

4. Who prays to the gods to guide and inspire Eteocles' generals to victory?
(a) The Chorus.
(b) The Messenger.
(c) Eteocles.
(d) The Scout.

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

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

7. Eteocles vows not to be afraid of Tydeus and does all of the following except:
(a) Charges Tydeus with bad judgement.
(b) Charges Tydeus with blindness .
(c) Charges Tydeus with deafness.
(d) Ridicules the prophet.

8. Who urges Eteocles not to "take on the violence of your brother?"
(a) The Chorus.
(b) Ismene.
(c) Dike.
(d) Antigone.

9. According to the Chorus, what are the Gods a source of?
(a) Peace.
(b) Hope.
(c) Bravery.
(d) Happiness.

10. To try to escape the will of the gods is considered ___________.
(a) Impossible.
(b) Courageous.
(c) Achievable.
(d) Tough.

11. Who states, "if the gods [demand] evil, no man can evade it?"
(a) The Chorus.
(b) The Messenger.
(c) Eteocles.
(d) Polyneices.

12. Who does Eteocle appoint as the last and head general?
(a) Antigone.
(b) Polyneices.
(c) A blacksmith.
(d) Himself.

13. What is an ode?
(a) A poetic Euphony.
(b) A poetic metaphor.
(c) A poetic foil.
(d) A poetic song.

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

15. The theme of the play is based on what two stories?
(a) Oedipus and Polyneices.
(b) Laius and Oedipus.
(c) Oedipus and Eteocles.
(d) Eteocles and Polyneices.

Short Answer Questions

1. Eteocles' refusal to respect his agreement with Polyneices indicates his desire to ___________.

2. Who does Eteocles send to face the third general?

3. What term does Eteocles and the Chorus use to describe the city of Thebes?

4. What is the name of the fire-breathing monster on the 4th general's shield?

5. What is on Kapaneus' shield?

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