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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. The principle contrast in Part 2 represents traditional male and female differences in the thought about __________.
(a) Politics.
(b) Economics.
(c) Voting.
(d) War.

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. What does Eteocles accuse the Chorus of being?
(a) Cowards.
(b) Liars.
(c) Disloyal.
(d) Brave.

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

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

14. Who is Tydeus?
(a) A giant.
(b) The son of Thebes.
(c) Eteocles' general.
(d) The 1st enemy general.

15. The Chorus briefly gives in to fear and imagines what will happen to the city if what occurs?
(a) The enemy never shows.
(b) They join the army.
(c) The enemy wins.
(d) The enemy loses.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Tydeus forbidden to cross the river?

2. Who is the fourth general the Scout describes as constantly shouting out his war cry and acting almost insane with blood lust?

3. Eteocles explains that praying is not the problem of the Chorus, but the way they are praying since they are praying for what?

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

(see the answer keys)

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