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

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

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

4. Women see the act of combat as something that causes ___________.
(a) Joy.
(b) Pride.
(c) Pain.
(d) Pleasure.

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

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

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

8. What term does Eteocles and the Chorus use to describe the city of Thebes?
(a) Fraternal.
(b) Material.
(c) Maternal.
(d) Mental.

9. Who exclaims, "Their breasts exposed to the conqueror's view?"
(a) The Chorus.
(b) Eteocles.
(c) King of Argos.
(d) Polyneices.

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

11. Who represents Eteocles' own blindness and bad judgment?
(a) The mind.
(b) Tydeus.
(c) The soul.
(d) The Spinx.

12. Who promises to "bring this man [Polyneices] to his harbor, and he shall enjoy his father's city?"
(a) Antigone.
(b) Ismene.
(c) Dike.
(d) Aktor.

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

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

15. Who vows to either kill Eteocles or drive him into exile?
(a) Parthenopaios.
(b) Tydeus.
(c) Polyneices.
(d) Kapaneus.

Short Answer Questions

1. Eteocles and the Chorus express themselves through which literary element?

2. What does Eteocles suggest the Chorus pray about?

3. Who does Eteocles express his disgust with in Part 2 of the play?

4. The theme of the play is based on what two stories?

5. Traditionally, women are more concerned with _________.

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