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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. "White haired" women, "housewives," and young virgins are all described to be ___________.
(a) Equal criminals.
(b) Equal beings.
(c) Equal victims.
(d) Equal culprits.

3. What literary form does the Chorus use to describe the destruction and violation of the city's moral?
(a) Prose.
(b) Imagery.
(c) Burlesque.
(d) Farce.

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

5. Why does the Chorus say that they come to the square to pray?
(a) So the Gods will protect Eteocles.
(b) So the Gods can defend their city.
(c) So the Gods can fight the enemies.
(d) So the Gods will protect the women.

6. What is the name of the fire-breathing monster on the 4th general's shield?
(a) Typhon.
(b) Dragon.
(c) Spinx.
(d) Ox.

7. Amphiaraos is all of the following except:
(a) A prophet.
(b) The 6th general.
(c) The one who wanted to call of the attack.
(d) The oldest general.

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

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

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

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

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

13. Because of Eteocles' suggestion of what the Chorus should pray about, they begin to pray about what?
(a) That they will die before the walls are penetrated.
(b) That the war will end before the walls are penetrated.
(c) That the war will be faught away from the walls.
(d) That they will escape before the walls are penetrated.

14. What news does the Scout return to Eteocles with in the beginning of part 3?
(a) The armies just left the gate of Thebes.
(b) The armies are outside the gates of Thebes.
(c) The armies are on their way to the gates of Thebes.
(d) The armies have turned away from the gates of Thebes.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is the second general Eteocles sends out?

3. Who urges Eteocles not to "take on the violence of your brother?"

4. Who represents Eteocles' stubbornness while his shield represents Eteocles' passions?

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

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