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

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:
(a) Intellectual.
(b) Spiritual.
(c) Physical.
(d) Moral.

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

4. Who does Eteocles promise to put in prison if they do not obey him and bravely face the danger of war?
(a) Men.
(b) Women.
(c) Children.
(d) Any citizen.

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

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

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

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

9. Who does Eteocles send to face the third general?
(a) Hekate.
(b) Dikes.
(c) Megareus.
(d) Hippomedon.

10. 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 have turned away from the gates of Thebes.
(c) The armies are on their way to the gates of Thebes.
(d) The armies are outside the gates of Thebes.

11. Who represents Eteocles' stubbornness while his shield represents Eteocles' passions?
(a) Parthenopaios.
(b) Kapaneus.
(c) Tydeus.
(d) Eteoklos.

12. Who represents the voice of reason and faithfulness that Eteocles should have been listening to?
(a) Parthenopaios.
(b) Kapaneus.
(c) Amphiaraos.
(d) Eteoklos.

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

14. What does the Chorus do when they hear the sounds of attack from outside the walls?
(a) They run away.
(b) They panic.
(c) They go tell Eteocles.
(d) They hide their children.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The Chorus briefly gives in to fear and imagines what will happen to the city if what occurs?

2. Who does Eteocles send to face Tydeus?

3. Who is the second general Eteocles sends out?

4. What does Eteocles accuse the Chorus of being?

5. Eteocles reaction was so extreme to whom because of his angry determination to save and protect the city?

(see the answer keys)

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