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. 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 fight the enemies.
(c) So the Gods will protect the women.
(d) So the Gods can defend their city.

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

3. Eteocles' story and actions echo the story and actions of which other story?
(a) Laius.
(b) Polyneices.
(c) Oedipus.
(d) King of Argos.

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

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

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

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

8. Eteocles explains that praying is not the problem of the Chorus, but the way they are praying since they are praying for what?
(a) The safety of the children.
(b) The safety of Eteocles.
(c) The safety of themselves.
(d) The safety of their husbands.

9. Who is nicknamed "Killer of many?"
(a) Polyphontes.
(b) Parthenopaios.
(c) Kapaneus.
(d) Eteoklos.

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

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

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

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

14. Whose shield bears the image of a man climbing a ladder and shouting that not even Ares will knock him off it?
(a) Eteoklos.
(b) Kapaneus.
(c) Polyneices.
(d) Hyperbios.

15. What is on Kapaneus' shield?
(a) A man armed with a torch.
(b) A man armed with a sword.
(c) A man armed with a bow and arrow.
(d) A man armed with a club.

Short Answer Questions

1. To try to escape the will of the gods is considered ___________.

2. How many generals does Eteocle plan to appoint to face their enemies?

3. Eteocles' and Oedipus' story is playing out the curse originally laid on ___________.

4. What is an ode?

5. Who does Eteocles consider a "loyal and true son of Thebes?"

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