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

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

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

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

5. 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 outside the gates of Thebes.
(d) The armies are on their way to the gates of Thebes.

6. The theme of the play is based on what two stories?
(a) Oedipus and Eteocles.
(b) Oedipus and Polyneices.
(c) Eteocles and Polyneices.
(d) Laius and Oedipus.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Scout describes all of the following, in the beginning of part 3, to Eteocles except:

2. Who represents the way that Eteocles has followed his own will which he honors more than he honors the will of the gods?

3. Traditionally, women are more concerned with _________.

4. What does Eteocles suggest the Chorus pray about?

5. Who is the third general described as leading a cavalry of horses, which makes an arrogant, inhuman noise?

(see the answer keys)

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