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 does Eteocle appoint as the last and head general?
(a) Antigone.
(b) Himself.
(c) A blacksmith.
(d) Polyneices.

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

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

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

5. Eteocles' refusal to respect his agreement with Polyneices indicates his desire to ___________.
(a) Disown his brother.
(b) Have world domination.
(c) Possess and control the city.
(d) Anger his brother.

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

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

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

9. Eteocles vows not to be afraid of Tydeus and does all of the following except:
(a) Charges Tydeus with bad judgement.
(b) Charges Tydeus with deafness.
(c) Ridicules the prophet.
(d) Charges Tydeus with blindness .

10. 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) Polyneices.
(c) Hyperbios.
(d) Kapaneus.

11. Who is the goddess of justice?
(a) Zeus.
(b) Antigone.
(c) Dike.
(d) Aktor.

12. Who is the young general with an almost feminine beauty but a vicious temper?
(a) Polyneices.
(b) Tydeus.
(c) Hyperbios.
(d) Parthenopaios.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the second general Eteocles sends out?

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

3. Who says, "When they are brave, they are insolent and intolerable, and when they are frightened, they are rash and dangerous?"

4. Traditionally, women are more concerned with _________.

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

(see the answer keys)

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